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[Mijnisters y' 
[ar]e not fixed 
[to] particular 

[M'J Alexander 

[M]r Barker 
[M]r Barham 

M' Barton 

M"^ Burnet 

M"^ Beerman 
M' Cawthorn 
M'' Coven 
M"" Dowly 
M' Dod 

M' Doolittle 
M' Farlough 

London & in and about 
y" Same — 

M" Cornish's Chaplaine, has an euen- 

ing Lecture at M'' Turners 
In Petty ffrance. poor. 
In White ffryars, very aged and very 

Chaplain to Rich'* Hampden Esq'' 

has a Lecture at M' Lobbs and at 

m'' ffords 
A Scotchman, at M' Parsons in 

green Dragon Court in Cow:lane 

hath an euening Lectures at M'' 

Preacheth at Wapping or thereabouts 
In luin Street 

At Bird, in hand alley, in cheapside 
May be heard of at his Son's an 

apprentice to M" Dentham in y' 

postern, is about to leaue Horn 

With his father in St. John's. 
In hatten Garden if in towne 


M'- Flauell 

M"- Finch 
M'- Glascock 

[M' Glejddall 

[M' HJarris 
[M' H]orsman 
[W] Hill 

[M--] Hocker 

M"' James 

M'' Jackson 
M'^ Jennings 

M"" Kempster 
M'' King 

[My Kentish 

M' Keehng 
M'^ Lorimer 

M' Layton 
M' Lamb 

M' Mortimer 

M'^ Merrill 
M"' Mottershed 

IS very poor 
in New Street a neere m' Lobbs 

meeting house 
Preacheth at Mortlack 
The Lady Wimbletons Chaplain, on 

y*^ Strand 
Att m'' Hodgkins in Done Court in 

old ffish street 
In Prince's Street by y^ Exchange. 
Att y" white Cross in y^ Poultry 
Att y" Lady Irbi's, west Minster, 

Chaplain and Tutor 
At Edmondton Dad" De Luna's 

Att y'' Chirurgeons armes in Bar- 
tholomew Square old-street 
Att Edmonton 

Chaplaine to Madam Gould at Clap- 
Neere Anthony's Church. 
Att y' Bell and Dragon, in Grace: 

Church Street 
Juo'' on Pigghill neer Billingsgate 

hath a fortnights Lords day euen- 

ing Lecture. 
Att y^ hand, in Thames Street neere 

Billings gate 
A Scotchman, at M' Stones an 

Apothecary in Thames Street 

neere y" old Swan. 
Came lately from Nottinghamshire 
Att his Brothers an Oyleman neere 

y" Spittall 
A Scotchman at in Long 

lane inclineable to goe into y^ 

Att y" Lady Cheekes in Chelsey, 

Chaplain and Tutor 
Att Clapham, hath a great Estate 

now entering upon preaching 


[M^] Mooi- 
[M^ Moreland 
[M"^] Morland 


Ministers y' are 
not fixed to 

M' Nabs 
M-- Nesbet 

M' Porter 

M' Reynolds 

M' Rogers 

M' Benoni Row 

M' Rood 

M' Rathband 
M' Roberts 
M' Stancliff 

Att a Scriveners in y" middle of 

Assists his Brother in his School, at 

hackl hackney 
Companion Holworthy Esq'' at 



Ministers that haue a competent 

London, & in and about 
y' Same 

Att mr Wilkinsons, in maide Lane 
in St Mary Queries 

Att Neere Rope-makers Alley, in 
Little moor fields, an euening 
Lords day Lecture at M' Williams, 
now w* D" Chauncey 

In Powells Alley, ag' the new Artil- 
lery ground 

Att y^ hand and pen in Swan-Alley 
in St John-Street an euening Lec- 
ture at M' Lobbs, and m' Fords 

Att Hoxton, a fortnightly euening 
Lecture at Crosby Square 

Att y"^ end of Grays-Inn Lane next 
y'' fields 

Att Hackney. Qu : whether hee 
preaches in y' Compter. 

Att high-gate 

Neere Salisbury-Street in Rotherith 

Neere Cruched ffryars Church 

Going to Settle 
at Epsom 


M' Starr 

M"' Stackhouse 

W Sanders 
M'^ Terry 

M'' Thorowgood 

M' Thornly 
M' Troughton 

M"" Trail 
M'' Vnik 

M' Woodcock 

M' Wickens 
M' White 
M' Webb 

M' Weeks 

M-^ Jo: Marshall 

Fran : ffreeman 
Jn° ffoxton 
Roger Griffith 
Benj: Pyke 
Jn° Earle 
Charles Owen 
W" Holman 
Sam: Brookes 
Sam: Bourne 
Honorate Supe- 

Apothecary on 

Att his Sons, an 

little-tower hill 
In y"" old Artillery 

w'!^ m'' Cockain 
Neere Hicks-hall 
Att Newington 

Ministers that Want Some 

In Anns Lane Westminster preaches 

at Woollwitch 
Chaplain, to S' W" Ashhurst 
Att Clapham, teaches School and 

preaches occasionally 
Preacheth w* m' Cole 
Att Darlston in hackney, preacheth 

to a few in his own house 
Preacheth onley in his own house at 

Hackney — 
Preacheth at Newington-green 
Preacheth w'? m"' Bragg 
Att Hackney past- preaching, and is 

very poor 
Att y^ white-Cross in y' Poultry . 

M' John Quicks, wants Support 

in his preparitory Studies to y' 



Youths edu- 
cated by m"' 

Youths edu-] 
cated att | 



Ministers that 
haue a Com- 
petent Supply 

Ministers y' 
may want a 
Supply ■ 

Person con- 


Places y' haue 
had & where 
there may be 
of Religious 

S' Neotts 

Persons quali- 
fied for y" 
Ministry and 
not yet fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for y" 



Places where there maybe Oportunity 
of Seruis were there a Minister 

Persons Quallified for the Ministry 

M": Cockaye 


Persons that may be Seruisable in 
the Ministry 

Want a minister can raise 8o / per 

M"' Cockayne 

Persons contributing 



Ministers y' 
haue a Com- 
petent Supply 

M' Juice Duce 

M' Hump: 

M' Hardy 

M' Merriman 

M'- Tho: 

M'^ Smith 
M' W" Brice 

Ministers y' 
may want 

M'" Comyn 

M'- Humph: 


has 4 or 500 hearers y^ people con- 
siderably rich 

Att Reading has a very large Con- 

Of Stanford preaches Sometimesi 
at his own house gratis and all \ 
other times at Buckland J 

Att Newbury has looo people as 
some say, has 50 / p"" annu 

A young man preacheth att Newbury 
in y" afternoon 

Att Abington, has a great people, a 
comfortable Supply, has of his own 

Att Hungerford 

Att New Windsor and Eaton 

S'' Robert Pies Chaplaine Supplys 


by turnes 



Solesly, Wantage and Heyburne 


Att Cheseley is low in y"" world, hath 

a Competent Congregation but a 

very inconsiderable allowance, a 

good preacher and deserves in- 

couragm'. hath ■ 7 • children. 

Of Stanford preaches Sometimes at 

Ids own house Gratis all other 


times att Buckland 

Xy Samson and 
M"' Cockerell 

M'' Brice 

put this in the 
upper column 

M"^ Cheesman a 
blind man att 
East Ilsly 

M" Tho: 
Gilbert &■ 
M^ Henry 

W Ja: Prince 

M' John Brice 
M' Meddowes 

M' Nabbs 

m'' Moor 

Persons con- 


Places y' had 
and where 
there may be 
of Religious 

att Stanton Harcourt 


S^ Robert Pyes Cliaplaine Supplies 
Buckland by turns w"' iif Gunter 
but haue neitlier of them any main- 
tenance but what S'^ Robert gives 
them out of his ozvn pockett. 

At Wantage where hee has about ^ 
25 / p"^ annum and a dwelling 
house — too Small a maintenance 
hee haueing a wife and a Son and 
2 daughters where of one is blind, 
a Small people and hee very poore-' 
Ttvo Superannu- 

At Oxon ated ministers 

ivorthy men 
and very low 
in y^ zvorld. 

Att Ockingham, has a fixed Con- 
gregation, has but 10 / p ann a 
Londoner born about 60 years 
old they allow very Little 

Att Maydenhead, has 200 hearers, 
not 20 / a year 

Att Bucklbury and Bradford, about 
200 auditors, 2 children and 
about 20 / p"' anu 

Att Binfield hath 30 / p' annum y° 
people poor & not able to con- 
tinue without assistance 

Att Hungerford has but a Small 
maintenance can allow noe more 
but 17 / p"' annum, desire assist- 

D' Samson and 
M' Cockerell 


Market Ilseley 



Persons quati- 
fyed for y* 

. Ministry & not 
yet fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 


About Seuen miles from Abington" 
from whence m"" Tho Cheesman 
lately remoued to Wantage, where 
hee had a Small Auditory and 
not aboue lo / p"" ann. 

The people there haue prevailed w* 
one M'' Jn° Edwards to reside 
amongst them, but y" poverty of 
his hearers is Such y' they cannot 
allow him a maintenance for him- 
selfe and his family, desire Some 
assistance See this case fully in 
N? 93 

iM' Nabbs is theire hath -15 • / p 
Ann was an Ejected minister — 
fro West Chester, 

see alsoe N? 70 
in y^ 2^ yeare. 
can but raise 
14 / per anu : 



Ministers that 
haue a 

M"- Sam: Clark 

M'^ Swinhow 



M^ Archibald 
Hamilton and 
Ejected young 

M-- Sam: Smith 

Ministers y' 
may want a 

M' Jn° Nott ■ 

has 200 auditors 

Att Aylesbury, hath a fixed Con- 
gregation, y^ maintenance is bare 
20 / per annum. Ejected and 
soe remaines 

Att Princes Risborough, preaches to 
a number of people in as hee has 
done in y^ most difficult times his 
own house an aged man has Some 

Att Wycombe, a Scotchman, the 
maintenance promised was 26 I 
now falls Short . . y^ first y' Sett 
up a meeting in y' towne, by 
m"" Taylers advice and procure- 

Att Eaton by Windsor a fixed con-"| 
gregation y" maintenance 30 l\ 
p annum J 

Att Woburne, a Small meeting. 

while y'^ Lord Whartons a is there 
his Chaplaine preaches to them, 
when absent M' Nott has about 
14 or 15 / p annum, preaches in 
my L"* Whartons chappell to a 
very small number 

M' Mead and 
D"^ Samson 

case stated by 
himselfe N° 

gone into 



M^ W" Alsop 


m' Geo 


Places y' had 
and where 
there may be 
oportunity of 

At Wendover 


qualifyed for 
y" Ministry 
& not yet 
fixed — 

qualifying for 
y" Ministry 


Att Beaconsfield, very ancient his 
maintenance is about i 5 / a yeare 
has about 20 / p'' annum as p"^ 
N° 79 

See his own case represented by'j 
himselfe with his Sons Letter to > 
y" Board to y" Same purpose J 


Was a meeting for about a quarter 
of a year where m' Not (M' 
Hampdens Chaplaine) preach'd 
once a day, till m' Hampden 
remoued his family to London, 
since w'''' time hee has placed a 
publick minister there 

A markett towne they haue Sub- 
scribed ^10 : — per annum towards 
the maintenance of a Minister, 
and desire Some assistance, there 
is noe meeting neer them except 
of y" Anabaptists — 

M' Mead and 
D"^ Samson 


1 1 


Ministers y' 
haue a 

M' Tho: Taylor 

M"' Josiah 

M-^ Steph: 

M"- Robert Billio 

& m' Fran: 


M'^ Holcroft 

M' Harris 

M^ W" Payn 


In Cambridge maintenance 40 / p"' 
an they stand in need of an 
Assistant, and propose to raise 
20 / p'' An towards his mainten- 
ance, and desire an allowance of 
20 / p' An more for some time 
see alsoe N° 57 & 58 

Resides in Cambridge preaching y^ 
Lecture, and his Course on y^ 
Lords dayes. The Congregation 
is Supplyed on .y*^ Lords dayes by 

in their Courses, they allow 20s. 
p diem for y'^ Lords dayes and 
about I 3 / p An for the Lecture, 
they desire Some assistance to- 
wards y'' Lecture. 

Ejected, w* one part of his people, 
on y^ South of Cambridge hath 
with him but one minister viz' 

And wants another, the allowance 
for all is 40 / p' An 

Att Linton euery other Lords day a 
Considerable meeting they allow 
him I OS p"' Diem, — is inclinable 
to sett up a fixed Congregation 



M"" Flemming 

Ministers y' 
may want 

M' Bradshaw 

M^ Birchall 

M"' Cadwell 


M"- Hunt 

Persons contri- 


Places that had 
& where there 
may be opor- 
tunity of 

at a convenient distance from 
sundry places 

At Soam and Burwell, they like his 
preaching well but desire a Con- 
gregational mall, able to raise 30 
/ p' an — 

Att Wivlingham, ejected from thence 
his allowance this yeare was but 
fifty shillings. 

Att Sutton in y" Isle of Ely an 
ejected minister, no allow— but 
mans meat and hors-meat while 
hee workes. his own Estate when 
his boarding is paid but £d^ : 10 
dureing life 

Of Swaffham a pious and Learned 
man of an infirm body, disabled 
from much publick Sevice has a 
wife and 5 children needs assistance 

Of Oxfo Cambridge the Son of an 


and desires 
Some assist- 
ance y^ people 
being poor 

M'' Mead and 
D' Samson 



March & 
Strettam in 
y'' Isle of Ely 

In y^ City of 




Persons quali- 
fyed for y^. 
Ministry and 
not fixed 

M'' Swaffham 
M'' Cawdwell 

Is a people y' doe meet but haue 
noe minister would be willing to 
allow 20 / p" An 
Is a people willing to hear but haue 
noe minister, haue need of an able 
Minister and a man of courage, 
willing to contribute what they 
can to Such an one. 
A considerable people place, noe 
minister, one greatly desired, hope 
to make 20 / p' An, need an able 
man and a Stout Anti-Arminian 
They are willing to give about 12/ 
p'' anu, to haue y' Gospell preached 
there on y' Lords day by whom 
they can gett, haueing hitherto 
had it only on the week-day. 
They haue had a Lecture once a 
fortnight are willing to give 10 / 
p"' annum, towards preaching 
on the Sabbath. M^ 
Ousden is willing to 
w* y7 if hee had a 
Icleton ^ These places haue agreed 
Thriplo to haue y' Gospel 

Taft \ preached to each of 

Orwell them once in 3 weekes 

Gransden ] on y° Lords dayes by m'' 
Harris and m"^ Hunt by 
turnes, att lo'^ each a 
day. M"" Hunt wants 
bookes, neither can hee 
norM''Cawdwell Supply 
Att Swaffham a pious and learned 
man of an infirm body, disabled 
from much publick Service, has a 
wife and 5 Children, needs Assist- 

Wright of 
Sitt down 


M"' Hunt 

Bur well & 


Soham or 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 

n?/ H unt 



The Son of an Ejected minister 
deceased, educated for y° ministry, 
keeps a School in Cambridge, hath 
of late begun to preach, preacheth 
at Seuerall places 

Great Townes, there is a worthy 
man M"' fflemming a Scotch-man 
that hath by turnes preached to 
them, but y^ people are many of 
such od opinions, that hee is 
discouraged and about to leave 
them, they give him little 

M'' Rant there is y'^ chiefe incourager 
of m'' Cawdwell, who hath a — wife 
and 5 if not 6 Small children and 
wanteth bookes 

Where m"' ffleming has beene minister 
for a considerable time but has 
lately beene called to a Pastorall 
charge in Holland and has accepted 
it, they haue introduced one 
Doughty a Mechanick desire Some 
assistance to incourage a Lawfull 

Brother to m"^ W" Hunt of Cam- 
bridge, a very hopefull young 
wants Some assistance for y^ per- 
fecting of his Studies 

M' Oaks assistant to m' Taylor 
being remoued by death, the people 
begg assistance in Sending them 
a fitt person as soone as possible, 
and Such a one as may be an 
honour to y' Gospell, expect 20/ 
p"' annu 



Ministers that 
haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M' Coape 

M'^ Mosely 

M' Joseph 

M' Jones 
M' Bryam 
M'^ Sam: 

M' Tho: 

M' Aynsworth 
M' Latham 
M'' Stringer 
M"- Holland 
M'' Birch 

M' Lea 

M' Henry 

M" Fra:Tallent\ 
in'' Jrf Bryan 
and m'' 
David Jones 


Att Haslington a neere Nantwich 

in comfortable circumstances 
Att Rugely Chappell these two are 

aged Ministers 

Att Congleton Maxfield 

Att Congleton. 

Att or neere Stopford. 

Att Nantwych. 

Att Knutsford. 

Att Whitly Chappell. 

Neere ffrodsham 

Att Peever. 

Towards Congleton. 

ffather and Son fixed comfortably in 

y^ vpper part of y'^ County 
Att Vpton in Worrall, hath a fine 


Att Broad Oak, a constant meeting 
on Lords days for all ordinances 

Att Whittchurch. Haniner and Vpton 
and else zvhere in y neighbour- 
hood are monthly Lectures kept up 

Att Salop. 

W Dan: 


M" Woodhouse\ 

and in^ \ 

Doughty ' 

]\r John Nevit 

Af And: Burnett 


m"" Irlam 

Ministers that 
want Supply 

A-f Sam: Tayler 
m'' James Owen 

M" Finlow 

Persons Con- 

M' Henry of 


Places y' had 
and where 
there may be 
for Religious 


Att Sherijf Hales. Shropshire 

Att or neere Bridgnorth. 
Neere Oswestree 

Of Congleton, cannot Subsist vpon 
his present allowance, y^ people 
can give noe more than they doe, 
y" meeting like to fall if hee re- 
move, has met w'*" more opposition 
than usuall. 

Lines and preaches att Wein, hath a^. 

great charge of children lost by the \ 

■^' fire there Some yeares agoe. ) 

Att Oswestree, haueing y" Welch 

Tongue, unwearyed in his labours, 

receives little Recompence. in 

Neere Acham, is aged and poore. in 

Shropshire Salop 

Likely to doe Somewhat 


Mr Dan 



Persons quali- 
fyed for y^ 
Ministry and 
not fixed 

M' John Wilson 

Persons qualify- 
ing for y^ 

M' Barker 

Richard Edge 

John Lewis 

James Thomson 

these three belong 
to Shropshire 

Proposalls — 

Late Chaplaine to madam Crew att 
Vtkinton hath beene very usefull, 
and still might be if employed 
and incouraged 

A young man not yet ordained, is' 
beginning a haruest and Promis- 
eth well — About Wellaston & 

A young man intending 
for the ministry 

(who hath y' 

tongue) D° 
A young man 


well inclined 
but want 
some help 
and in- 

that way 

If anything can be communicated it 
might perhaps be best imployed by 
Setting up a moveable Lecture in 
Such circumstances and carryed 
on by Such hands as shall be 
thought to stand in most need of 


Ministers y' 
haue a Com- 
petent Supply 

Joseph John 
M"' A Sherwood 

M'^ Lewis ffacy 
M"- Jos: Halsey 

M'' Roger 

W Jont Wills 
M^ Jn° Tutching 

M"- Tho: 

W Sam: 


Ministers y' may 
want Supply 

M-- Tho- 

M'" Tingcomb 

M'^ Tho: 


Att Errisey (his licenced place) his 

maintenance Solely from Eresy 16/ 

p' annu preacheth a Lecture att 

Market Jew once a fortnight gratis 

Penrin and 

Att A Falmouth i / 6 p') 

Att Marthir. noe fixed maintenance 
had last year 9.19:6 y^ yeare 
before 5:10: 

Att s' Inoder. Subscrip: 19 p' 
annu, hee rec'J last year but 6 /: 

Att S' Hellens. his maintenance 

Att Foy Fowy has 24 / p, annum as 

p'' N? 8 I 
At Looe. 

Att Liskard neuer had a meeting 

Att Looe, but 7 / p"' annum from y^ 

Att Callington, has but i S / p"" anu, 

neuer had a meeting before 
Preacheth in his own house in S' 

Eball where several] of the Neip-h- 

bourhood resort, 

but hath noe 



M' Jos: Halsey 

M' Roger 

m" John Cow- 

see the other 

Persons Contri- 


Places y! had 
or where there 
may be opor- 
tunity of ' 






S' Germaines 


Penzance ^ 

S' lues and r 
Mazarion J 
Truro. Bodman 
Laslithiel S' 
S' Colomb 

At Marthir noe fixed maintenance- 
had last year but £g:ig:6, y° 
year before £s '■ 10 

Att S' Indoer Subscriptions i^i 9 :— p' 
annu, hee rec'' y'^ last year but £6: 


There was a meeting dureing 'y^ life 

of m'- Creswell j 
all these places where meetings were 

and cease for want of mn''^ 
Join for a minister m"" Quick informes 

theire may be a great congregation 

raised of about 3 or 4000 people 

Markett Townes where neuer weere 
meetings see more, at large in 
N° 81 

M' How and 
M' Hughes 




Persons quali- 
fy ed for y" 
ministry and 
not fixed 

S* Germans 





Markett Jew 


Desires a minister 

By Plym there ivas one dureing the 
life of old nf Creswell 

Where there might be opportunities] 

of Religious assemblies 


Ministers quali- 
fyed and not 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 

M"' John Cowbridg has noe fixed 
congregation, but preacheth to a 
few att S' Maws where he resorts 
resides, some few of the meaner 
sort resoft resort to him, to whom 
he preacheth gratis 





Ministers that 
haue a com- 
petent Supply 

m"^ Geo: 

m"^ Geo: 

m"^ Simon 

M' Geo: 

M' Simon 
Atkinson att 
Hescott. aged 


aged aboue 6o a wife and 3 or 4 
At Cockermouth, hath Wife, a 
Children most dispossed of hath 
30 / p Ami and Some little Estate 
of his Owne see more 121 
At Kirk Oswald; A wife . 3 . or 4 . 
Children, hath a litle Estate his 
Congregation Contribute £2,0. p 
Ami Hues w'^'out want 
At Cawthwaite preacheth in his own 
howse hath a competent Estate 

The 3 aboue mentioned ministers as 
m"^ Robison Robinson writes are 
poore and haue not aboue 10/ or 
I 2 / p"^ ami 

has about eight pounds p'' anu from 
his people, for preaching a Lecture 
weekly at Cockermouth, Supposed 
to haue 10/ p"'. annum., yet not 
certaine his reall estate 7 / or 8 / 
p"' annum 

Refuseth to haue any thing from his 
people, taketh his share when any 
comes from London, hath a reall 
estate nigh 20 / p"" aniui 

has but 40^ p'' 
q' as p'' N? 

see his request 
in N? 74 y'= 
Second year 

hee now So- 
journs att 
see his case 
by himselfe 
N° 127 



M^ Geo: Nichol- 
son att hill 
in Kirk Oswald 

Ministers y' may- 
want A Supply 

m' Ant? Sleigh 
about 56 
yeares of age 
see his case 
N° 127 


hath alwayes had 20 / p"' annum from 
his people, some real) estate of his 
own but not much, and a house 
and Some Land w*^*" y^ ch: bought 
for their minister, his estate a 
water-Mill w"" ground to y^ vallue 
of 8 / p'' an: 

My Bull att Carlile came a month 
since from Lond: 9'' y' 12 : 90: 

Penruddock Att Keswick 
At AThelkeld, A Congregation, hath 
not aboue £^. p Ann Some yeares 
not aboue. 40s, his wife when dyed 
left him Money w'*" w'^'' & manage- 
ing a farm liueth pretty well 

A congregation on the borders of 
Engl? w*^*" were before a bad people 
now Seriously Attend and haue a 
Scotch man for'whome they raise 
15 or 20 / newCastle sent them 
10 / p Ami 

the aboue mentioned m"' Antho: 
aged 60 yeares 
Sleigh A has continued among his 
people (under many hardships, iine- 
ings, imprisonments, exiles) euer 
Since y" remouall of D' Gilpin at 
y'restauration of C: y" 2"''. All his 
people can doe will not amount to 
aboue 6 / p"" An. are affraid of 
his remouall by death, being in- 
firme, and therefore concerned for 
y" future See alsoe N° 105 

at Kirkoswald 

Near Penrith, has not aboue 10/ or 
I 2 / p' anu 

his people offer 
att 20 / p' 
anu: but for 
30 years past 
haue not done 
it : 

his allowance 
from his 
people is 1 3 / 
p' anij: see 
more N° 127: 



M-- Bland 

M"' Geo: Benson 
att Kellet 

Persons Con- 


Places that had 
and where 
there may be 
opertuity of 
Assemblys — 

X Twedmouth 

X Milborn 
X Hexham 

X Brampton 


Att Keswick 

Near y" Same place in y^ Same cir- 

Neere Lancaster aged 70 yeares in 
y^ Same circumstances 

has but 7 / p'" annum as p"' N° 1 1 1 
See his case further Stated in N°: 
14°: 1 69 1 & considered 


had a fixed Congregation &■ pastors 

they raised him ^0 I p Ann he 

is gonn for Scotland 
Had Af Leuer they raised him £28 

p Ann, latley dead 
Hatli beene Endeauoring to get a 

preacher, can raise jo I p Arm 

there be Some Anabaptists among 

m'' Story, preached a while but hath 

giuen Ouer 

Hath Some Dissenters but no 
Minister can be got 


There was a Church of vi"^} m' Cane 
was Pastor but y' graue and y' 

M' Stretton and 
M'^ Nisbett 

These in North- 
umberland by 
mistake put 

'^They have got 
a young man 
to preach to 
them, but haue 
little to give 
him, they ex 
pect help 

come to 



Att Whitehaven 

Persons quali- 
fied for the 
Ministry but 
not fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 


Ch: of England haue Swallowed 
up all y° members but one or two. 

They are laying out themselues to 
gett a minister 

M Dan: Bull designes to reside there 
among a poor inconsiderable 
number of people, to carry on y*" 
work of the Gospell but without 
some assistance, they must Starue 
him from amongst them, they 
desire their case may be considered 

Some Serious young men to be Sent, 
and to Set Vp Itenerant Preachers, 
for Ministers is the great Want 




Ministers y' 
haue a Com- 
petent Supply 

m' Benj: 

m' Dan: 

M"' Tim: Fox 

M' Rob' 

M" Woodhouse 

M^ Abra: 

M'- W" Bags haw 

W Rob' Moore 
M'John Barrett 
M'' Sam: Ogden 
M-- Rob' Seddon 
M' Ogle 

M"' Rob' Feme 
M^ John 

Ministers y' 
a Supply 


Preacheth one part of the day att 
Repton and y^ other part att 
ffinderne hath 30 / p"' annum or 

An aged ejected minister preaches 
at Seuerall places 

An aged Ejected minister preaches 
at Seuerall places 

Att in y^ hundred of the 

high Peak, is very rich, and as yet 
childless, who carryeth his labours 
into other Counties, where he is 
considered for them 

Att Melborne has noe want of 

Att Darby has noe need of Supply 



M' Rich'' 
Chantry sen' 

M' John 
Bennett at 

j\r Dan: 

Af Tim: Fox 

W Keniston 

M' W" Bagshaw 

aged 63. 

Persons con- 

M' Dan: Denton 
M' Isaac 

Att Hartshorne an aged ejected 
minister hath g children who haue 
all Some part of their dependence 
on him is afflicted with a great 
lameness and not able to goe 
without helpe, preacheth 3 Sab- 
baths in y" month, y' people poore 
not able to allow more then 4 / 
odd mony p' quarter, of w'^'' M' 
Tym: Cox hath a ^ part 

An aged ejected minister preaches 
euery /{.h Sabbath att Hartshorne 

these two ought to be put in the upper column 

An aged ejected minister, has noe 
fixed Congregation. 

An aged ejected minister, preaches once 
a m" at Hartshorn 

Att Choulton about 4 miles from 
Manchester eastward has for -tract 
of time kept up a meeting there, 
M" Newcomen gives him a very 
good Caracter, y'^ people frequent 
his ministry, and receive much 
benefitt by him, they are poor 
and soe is hee, and wants things 

Chimley, Ashford, 

Supplyes Tidswell, a Chawseworth 
Middleton, Chelmarcon 
and Hucklow a has not aboue 
12 / p' annu: See more at large 
in n°. 8 and N° 86 & 87 

has a considerable Estate, see his 
own ace' in N°. 103 



M'' Home 
M^ Peach 
M"- Chantry 

m' Wilson 

[19] Places y' 
had and where 
there may be 
oportunitys of 

Att Middleton 

Chelmarton see 
N° 103 




Longdales and 


The Vpholders are very mean in y^ 
world hearers are about 200 

The people there but able to raise- 
I 3 / p'' annu soe there wants to. 
make up 28 / p"' annu (y" least a 
minister can Subsist on in this 
County y" Sume of — 15 ^ ;^I5. 

aboue 8 /: 17 
Not able to raise for constant Supply 

haue need of . . . ;£^io 

Stands in need of assistance 

at least .... 
Stands in need of p"' annum 
Stands in need p'' annu of . 
hath need of p" annu . 
hath need of p" annu . 
Cannot raise aboue 6 1 p"" 

annum soe y' they stand 

in need of see more at 

large in N?-84- 






Mr Cockerell 
M' Rapier & 
M' Coape 

can raise 



Belper and 

Persons quali- 
fy ed for y^ 
Ministry and 
not fixed 


There is preaching but once or twice 
a month for want of a mainten- 

Have had publick meetings (since 
pu liberty was first granted) sup- 
ported by charitable contributions 
w''*' now failes and of themselues 
are not able to raise aboue 13/ 
p'' annum, see alsoe N? 116 

Att Hartington is a meeting sett up 
where there is very great want of 
preaching, and very little livelyhood 
for a minister. 

M"^ Chantry has bread one Son a 
nonconformist minister who is ex- 
pected daily from London 


Persons qualify- 
ing for y" 

The meeting there is in danger to 
goe downe, m'' Henry Coape being 
dead who did contribute to y"^ 
Support of y'^ Gospell in that place. 
Decem' y" f^ 1691 

M"' Hughes son of m'' Stephen Hughes 
soe well known for his piety and 
charity &c y^ youth is hopefull 
& well disposed his mother y*^ widow 
is poor : entred already in South- 

M"' Stubs brought up att Ashburn 
Schoole, of good parts and learn- 
ing and very religiously inclined, 
under y'^ tuition of m' Woodhouse 
his friends not able to maintaine 
him, one hath contributed to him 
who cannot any longer continue his 



Jf Rob* Feme 
M"- Jn": Oldfield 
M'' Dan: Denton 
M^ Isaac Robis on 
M" Home 
M'' Peach 
M'' Chantry juo^ 
M'' Wilson 

Richard Peach brought up att Ash- 
burn Schoole a youth of Laudable 
parts and learning and piously 
disposed, hath few relations and 
these very poor S J.G is dead who 
did contribute towards his mainten- 
ance att Schoole 

young I ministers in this County 
preaching and not conforming 

These should haue beene entred in 
y' upper aboue colume 




[20] Ministers 
y' haue a 

M"' Toogood 
M^ Edwards 

m"' Blake & 

m"' Sandors 
M' Sam : 

M'' Bernard 

M' Gaylard 

m'' Hoppin 

m"' Trose. 




[& Collins 

M'' Saundors, 


Moore & 

M"' Benj: 

M"' Peard & 

M'" Wood & 

M'' Hen: Berry 
W Hen: 

M'' Larkham 


Att Axminster. 
Att Honiton. 

Att Limston. 
Att Topsham. 

Att Exon. 

Att St Mary Otteny M'^ Robert 
Carrill att Crediton. 

Att Tiverton. 

Att Dauerton. 

Att Barnstaple. 

Att Biddiford 

Att Torrington a numerous people 
At Tarystock. 

Att Shepistor. has not aboue i o / per 
annum needs encouragm' 



M'^ Sherwill & 

M' Horsham 
M' Edm'' 

M'^ Galpine Sen'' 
M'-Jn° Galpine 

M' Peirce & 

M' Flavell 
M"^ Withers 
M-- WiU: Yea 
M'" Soreton 

Ministers y' 
may want a 

M'^ Hart 
M'' Hunt 
M" Simmons 
M' Tayjor 
M"^ Chapham 

M' Bart? Yeo 
M'' Searle 
M"" Crompton 

M"" Jn° Berry 

M^ Hen: Berry 

M' Burdwood ■ 

m' Knight 

Att Plimmouth. 

Att Stoake. 

Att Kingsbridge. 

Att Tottnas. 
Att Tauerton. 

Att Ashburton. 

Att Dartmouth. 

Att Lupton in Brixham. 

Att Nawton Bushell. 

Att Powdram. Except y" great 
townes y° maintenance of the 
other is not aboue 20 / p' Ann and 
of Some not Soe much. 

Att Chimly, y' people very poore 
At Southmorton, y'^ people poore 
Att Appledore, y" people poore 
At Holiworthy, y^ people very poore 
Att Oakhampton, y^ people very 

Att Jacobstow the people poore 
Att Plimpton y' people veiy poore 
Att Exeter, an aged man and very 

Att has a numerous family 

noe estate att all 
Att Torrington, a numerous people 

but very poor 
Att Dartmouth, very poor, as p'' 

m" Hows ace' 
Ancient and infirm not able to goe 

abroad to preach 

M' How 
M' Hbw 
M' How 



m' Baikaller 
Persons con- 


Places y! had or 
where there 
may be op- 
portunity of 




Bory Tracy 
San Shangh- 

Cudleigh and 


Persons quali- 
fyed for y* 
Ministry and 
not fixed 

M"^ P«lmer. 
M'' Jn° Berry. 

W Binmore 
M'' Crompton. 
M' Knight. 


M' How and | 
M' Hughes J 

All places where meetings are kept 
up but noe fixt minister for want 
of maintenance Supplyed by Some 
of y' Itinerants 

Meeting deserted for poverty and noe 
minister — market townes. 

That Country needs one 

has a numerous family of Children 
noe estate at all. 

an Antient man &• very poor. Exeter, 
an ancient infirm man and not able to 
goe abroad to preach. 



Nr Burdwood. 
W Mortimer 
M' Wood. 
M' Edwards. 
M'' Baikaller 
W Balstar 
M'^ Powell 

M'- Jn° Paget 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 


all ministers unsettled and Itinerant 

desires some allowance for a yeare 
y'^ better to accomplish him for 
his Studies 

M" Galpine's Son. whom he intends 
for y^ ministry and desires Some 
assistance that way 



[22] Ministers 
y' have a 

M'- Short 

M' Fenner 

M^ Clerke 

M' Stone 
M' Sprint 

M"' Crane 
M"' Banger 
M"^ Churchill 
M-- Clifford 
M' King and] 

M"" Darner | 
Ministers y'may 

want Supply 

M' Downe 
M'' Eastman 
M'' Moor 

M' Hopkins 
M'' Fenner 


Att Lime an Ejected Minister has a 

Compet maintenance 

Att Weymouth Ej has betweene £lo 

& 4.0 I but a great family of a 

wife and 6 or seven young children 
Att Warham and Poole has 30 / p' 

ann a wife with 4 children, 

preacheth often 4 or 5 times a week 
Att Blanford has neere 40 / p' anii 
Att Stawbridge has about 50 / per 

Att Bemister & Netherbury 
Att Sherbourn 
Att Dorchester 
Att Crambourn 
Ejected, their circumstances not 


At Bridport an ejected Minister, has 

but a Small maintenance 
Att Shaffton D° — has not aboue 4 

^ or 6 / p annum 
Preaches 3 or 4 times a month, att 8' 

p'' day but very poor and in debt 
at Milborne Port 
Preacheth a once in a fortnight a at 

10'' p"' time or 8^ but is poor 
Att Weymouth, has about 30 / p'^ 

annum but a great family, m'' 

M"^ Jn? Jurin 



M Clerk 

Persons Contri- 

[23] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 

Beere & 
Winfruit ^ 

Persons quali 
fyed for y" 
ministry and 
not fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 

M'^ Damer 

m*^ Tho: Rowe 


Taylor of Pinnars hall contributed 
to him formerly. 
Att Warham and Poole, contributed 
to by m"' Cokayn 


Where there would be a numerous 
auditory if meanes could be found 
to afford a maintenance 

Son to m'^ Damer before mentioned 

The Son of m'' Thomas Rowe a non- 
conforming Minister deceased, hath 
beene w'*" m'^ Tho: Rowe of London 
four yeares, y^ widow his mother 
is not able any Longer to main- 
taine hinn, Some assistance is 
desired. June y" i°: 91 

to consider m' Downe the people not 

M' Jn° Jurin 
and M' Mayo 



[24] Ministers 
y' haue A 

D"' Long 

m'' Jn? 
m"' A Manloue 

Ministers y' 
may Want A 

Persons Contri- 

[25] Places y' 
had & where 
there may be 
of Religious 



At I Darlington. A congregation 

Setled, well prouided for 
At Stockton. D° being a pious 

young man 

At Durham. D° formerly a preacher 
in Derbysh: a young man of great 
hopes, and usefullness, an encour- 
aging auditory, but its feared little 

D"^ A Long is in low circumstances, 
one of very considerable abilities 

These are all in this County and 
30 miles about as D"' L informes. 


Are desirous of one m' W™ Pell now 
at Boston in y^ County of Lincoln, 
but want some help to give him 
a competent maintenance, one 

M^ Strettoni 
and M"' 
Nisbett J 



fied for y^ 
Ministry & 
not fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 


Nickolson a D"' of Physick is very 
willing to encourage them as farr 
as hee can, see y" case further, w"' 

y'' caracter of y*" 
38: 1691 

s"* m' Pell N° 



[26] Ministers 
y' haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M'^ Gidly 

M-^ Rand 

M"^ R. Taylor 


M' Kyltly 


M' Bugby 

M"' A Rawlinson 

D" Hen: Wil- 
kinson Eject^ 
W Clark 

M' Rogers 

M'' Allen 

M"; Hauers Juo' 

M' Legg 
M' ffairfax 
M' ffowkes 
M^ Gilson 


Att Albrough Hatch, has Some 

200 hearers 
Estate of his own and p'' an 30 / a 

Att Baddow parva has by Sub- 
scription p"' anu 40 

Att Barbing Sm. Mark, has a good 
keeps a coach 
estate of his owne a 

Att Bilerekay Mark has a good 
estate of his owne 300 hearers 

Att Braintrey mark, Subscriptions 
Sufficient & a good Estate 

Att Brackstead, has a good Estate 
of his own, & Supports divers 
meetings att his own charge, has 
200 hearers, a rich wid dower 

Att Castle Honingham Att CHder- 
ditch, an Estate & per annii 26 / 
60 pound p' annum 

Att Chelmsford, good Subscriptions a 
& a large estate of his own 

Att Chissel 

Clare Clare at Clare att Stan- 
born aged 

Att Clare a Stamburn has a fixed 
Ch: 20 p^ an of his own 

Att Colchester a Burrough well pro- 
vided for 



M' Porter M' 1 
Biggin with 
Divers others 

M' Gouge 

M'" Ellison 

M"- Stopp 

M' Warren 

M' Scanderet 

Ejected ' 
M' Billio Juo"' 

M' Day. 
M"' Tyro. 

M' Hauers a 

M"^ Porter. 

M'^ Small 
M' Pateman D° 

M Pane sen D° 

M"' Brinsly att Barfield hath lo' p' 
Day, & ye like for others the parish 

church there 

Att White Colne preach in y*^ parish 
church above haue 6 or 7^* a day 
raised out of the tythes, 

Att Coggeslal mark Some Estate of 
his own & 40 / Subscrip p' an 

Att Coggslall, is very aged, s'' to be 

Att Harwich, a Burrough Subscrip- 
tions p' annum 30 / 

Att Hatfield mark Small Con- 
tribution. Some w' of his own 

Att Hannerick mark, preacheth att 
Camb once a month. 

Att Maiden a Burrough has by Sub- 
scription p'' anh 40 / 

Att Oldenbury Inn. 

Att Onger mark has by Subscrip- 
a worthy man but poor 
tions per annum 20 / a see more 
in 88 y^ Lady Rich — 200 heares 
but poor 

Att Stamborn. a fixed Ch: allow: 
20 / p"" arm & estate of his own 

12 / p"^ annum 

Att Stebbing. 

Att Bishops Storford a well provided 

for 300 heares little from them 
Stratfor le bow well provided for has 

an estate people give nothing 

Att Thackstead meeting considerable 
Att y*" fforrest side well provided for, 
a considerable meeting 

help from 



Ministers that 
want a Supply 

D'- Hen. 

W Dent. 

M' Chollger. 


M' Dod Sen"' 

M' B«mstead 

M"" Lukin 

M' A ffirmin 

M' Whitston 
M"- Dod Juo'^ 

M'' Pane JucT att Saffron waldon 

Waltham Stow. Supplyed by divers 

from London maintained by some 

Gen' dwells in a little cottage and in debt 

M'' Chadsly att Yeldham parua aged 
twixt 60 & yo a worthy man 

Att Castle Honingham Supperanuated 
&• poore Ejected 

Att Epping mark 20 /Subscriptions, 
little of his own 

At Halstead mark. Subscrip: un- 
certaine, a large but poor people 
and little of his owne. 30 / p" 
annu: 600 heares many children 
not disposed of 

Att horn Church, a small and poor 

not aboue 100 hearers nor 

aboue 15 / or 20 / p"" anu 

people A little of his own has by 

Subscriptions per annum 12 / — of 

his own, 200 / his estate less than of 
that in all 

Att Brent wood mark Some Subscrip: 
what uncertaine 

Att Machin. Supported by y"" family 
of y° Massums Chaplaine 

Att Redgwell little of his own getts 
Somewhat by practice of physick 
has Subscriptions per annum 12 / 

Att Rumford. Ejected, aged poor 
and noe constant meeting 

Att. Wethersfield has by Subscrip- 
tions per annum 20 / 

see m' Dents 
case in N° 96 

put this in the 
upper column 



M' Edm'^ 

M' ffoxton 

M' Chadsley 

M'' Collier 
W Pain Juo'^ 

Persons Con- 

[27] Places f 
had, or where 
there may be 
opportunity of 




kept up by him and 3 others 
Att Witham, a aged, hath Somew' of 
they give 5"" p" day 
his own A y^ people poor 
Preaches Sometimes at Witham 1 
brought up by charity under m"' V 
Doolittle, is but poor ) 

Of Yeldam parva hath noe Congre- 
gation, his estate only a little Cot- 
tage-in w*^*" hee dwells, and in debt. 

At Halstead known to some in London, 
his people poore 

Att Saffron Walden p Doc'. Chancey 
& m'' Cockayne 12 / p Ann 


Not able to allow y*" ministers y' 
preach to them aboue 5^ p' day 

Where m' Rawllingson has Sett up 
a new meeting for whom m" Brand 
has promised 5 / per annum. y*" 
air is bad 

Where m' Rawllingson has begun a 
meeting, tis a small market Towne 
a known papist in y" Church, seuen 
adjacent pishes without preaching, 
one m" English offers to give any 
minister 1 2 monthes boarding N° 3 9 

is chosen their 
some assist- 

M^' Faldoe and 
D' Samson 
m' Mather 

see also N° 109 



Vivenho. 3 
miles from 

Tiptry, or 

Stebbing and 




Ministers ■ 
qualifyed for 
y' Min'y and 
not fixed 

IW ffelsted 
M"" Porter of ( 
ffelstead J 

Kept up their meeting almost con- 
stantly in ye worst of times, a 
small but zealous people, their 
allowance is but 6 or 7" pr day see 

N° 109 N° 39 

Where is one Crab a baptist 
an Ignorant fellow does much 
hurt if any maintenance could be 
had a minister might doe -much 
good is likely to be a very large 
meeting and a very dark corner j 

A large Village noe meeting neere 

Is a meeting kept up by combination 
by some from Lond 

Where m' ffoxton is about to Settle, 
auditors about 4 or 500 of the 
poorer sort, are not able to raise 
much if anything ^boue 20 / p'' anu 

A dark corner. m' Paget through 
m' Rowes meanes was prevailed 
w"' to come among them, whose 
labours are well approved, they 
promised him 30 / per annum, but 
y" performance less than 20 / 

Sibbe Hedinghame. Much pestered 
w"" Quakers and Arminian Ana- 
baptists, desire a minister, and 
some present maintenance 

In this County a very worthy young 
man is willing to go to Reyleigh 
if any thing considerable will be 
allowed for his maintenance The 
people have giuen him a call to 
Settle among them, hee is willing to 
comply if hee may be incouraged 




' 120 




' 151. 

1 69 1 



M' Rands Son 


1 69 1 


qualifying for 
y" Min'y 

M"^ Scandret 


brought up by m"' Cradock, not yet 
fixed but preacheth up and down 
with good acceptance, Hues w'*' 
his father at Baddow 

desire £'^: per annum for y'^ Support 
of y° Lecture 

From w*^*" place m" Dod was neces- 
sitated to remove (after three 
yeares continuance among them) 
the people not being able to give 
him a maintenance, pray for some 
Supply, otherwise they must re- 
maine (as they now are) destitute 
of a minister 

near Brentwood, haue had y^ Gospell 
among them for many yeares, haue 
hitherto raised very little aboue 
20 / per anu for their Minister who 
has a wife & 4 Small children has 
spent some of his Estate among 
them rather than remove &c 

Son to m' Scandret of Hannerick 





[28] Ministers- 
y' haue a 

M' Sheal Cong: 

W Old A am. 

W Conway D" 

M^ Andrew 
Tippett D" 

W Hen: Collet: 

M' Davison : 

W James 

Forbes : D' 
W Dancie 
Af Axtell 

W Beebie 
M-- Head w"> 
m'' Collet 

Ministers that 
want Supply 

M-- Tho: 


Of Marchfield has about 20 / p'' 

Att his circumstances not yet 


Att Malmsbury, has about 20 / p' 

Att att Painswick, has about 20 / 

p"^ annum 

Att Burton on y^ water, preaches 

Att Cambden has about 26 / p'' 


Att Glocester, has about 30 / p' an 

Of Stappletonl„, . 
T ,jj \, J- heir circumstances 

In Wootton \ 

, , , not mentioned 

under hedge J 

Of Cirencester 

Supply Burton, Cleave, Bizly, Cos 
Pawn where there are considerable 
meetings, who need noe Supply 

Att Nailsworth, has Scarce i 5 / p'' 
annu: 30 of his the members in 
y" late persecution broke off from 
his y\ Society, his contributers 



M'' Becket 

goeing to fix att 

Winchomb & 


m' Andrew 

m' Axell 

m" Billinsley 


[29] Places y' 
had or where 

• there may be 
of Religious 

being poor weavers or sheeremen, 

little or 
and haueing a noe trade, he desires 
Att Strowd, y"^ people poore not able 
to raise aboue 10 / p' an 

There are 2 nonconformists widdows 
att Ross 1 2 miles from Glocester 
both poor, their name, Smith. 
Father and Son were Ministers, 
and y' widdows are gracious 
persons, if they might 
Small token, it would 

haue a 
be very 

refreshing to them 


Att Painsw^r//2 has about 20 / per 
annum is much in debt 

Of wooton under hedge an itinerant 
preacher, hath 6 children and is 
poore see more largely in N° 147 

Of in y' fforest of Deane 

is quite come off from y*" Church 
of England, with about 200 of 
his parish, who haue Sett up a 
meeting for him in y^ parish, they 
haue Subscribed 16 7 or 17 / per 
annum, desire Some assistance 


M' Meade 



At Tuexbery 

At Winchomb'j 
and cleeve V 
to unite j 

Att Little Horn 

Att Cleeve 

Att Berklie 

Att Cam 
Att Ranger 
Att Wootton, 

under hedg 
Cam, and Woo- 

Colford alias 


Ministers quali- 
fyed for the 
Ministers and 
not fixed 

M"' Drew 
JW Head 

There was a Congregation, now none 
but Anabaptists, there might be 
a great opportunity for Service if 
a Lecture of able men could be 
Settled among them can raise but 
20 / per anum 

Was a Congregation dissolved by 
the departure of m"' Helms from 
them many good Still in those 
parts but poor 

In Beeslie Parish is a new meeting, \ 
very poor give nothing, there 
may be a great opportunity for 
service there 

Is a new meeting once a fortnight, 
poor, can give nothing there is a 
willing people to hear. 

A new meeting once a fortnight, give 
lo"" a time 

A new meeting, give lo"" a time 

A new meeting give 10'' a time 

A new meeting, give 8", poor, great 
opportunity for Service 

Allows 10'' p"' Sabbatum 

Allows 10^ p"' Sabbatum 

In y*^ fforest of Deane, y*" meeting 

there is somthing considerable, 

supplyed by divers as they can be 
■ procured by some honest persons 

there, but want some assistance to 

carry on y'^ work. 



M" Collet 
m' Hancock 

M'^ Hodges. 

M'^ Billingsley 

Ministers quali- 
fying for y^ 

Itinerent preachers 

M"' Jn° Drew \ 
m"^ Rich"^ Bil- 


Both of them teach school 

Mr James fforbes has 3 young men \ 
w'!' him Students in Phylosophie \ 
and Divinity very poor J 

The ministers of Somersetshire, Wilt- 
shire and Glocestershire haue of 
late Sett up an association, and if 
it be desired the minutes of what 
hath beene and what shall be from 
time to time transacted among 
them will be Sent they, 
haue already agreed upon an ac- 
commodation betweene Presb: 
and Congr: Ministers 
and there haue beene talks of raising 
a fund among them, but trading 
Soe dead, taxes so high, and y*^ 
poverty of professors soe great 
that it greatly discourages. 


[30] Ministers 
y' haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M"" Edw"^ Prim- 

M"' Jn° Weaver 
M' Jn° Barston 
RF Antk Col- 
W Jn° Drew 
M' Sam: Phil- 
M' Tho: Collins 
M"- W"^ Wood- 

Ministers that 
want Supply 

M' Anth- Collier 
Persons contri- 

[31] Att Long- 


Aberganvie \ 

Their principall Support is from their 
owne Estates, w"^*" yet are incon- 

of Ross most 

A Stands in worst need of Supplys 

Is a meeting house lately erected 
but no minister they can raise 10/ 
per anu towards the maintenance 
of a Minister they desire help from 
London, alsoe they desire a mini- 
ster y' may be fitt for y*" place, 
and y' that preach in Welch as 
well as English 

Where there is a great auditory but 
most of Anabaptists and their 



preachers are of that perswasion & 
possessed of the meeting place : 
they earnestly desire a minister of 
another perswasion and some al- 
Persons quali- Andrew 

fying for y^ D' Barnett haueing lost 30 / p"" annum 

Ministry in land, his son being dead has 

the charge of his poor widdow 
and Six small children cast upon 
him besides two of his own sons 
yett unprovided for, one of them 
being fitted • for y^ university, is 
willing hee go to Glasco but is 
not able, and therefore beggs as- 



[32] [Mijnisters 
that [h]aue a 

M' Grue 

W Hamilton 

M' Masters 
M^ Waite 
M' Small 
M' Warren 

[M7 Hussey 
[MT Hayworth 

M' Forester 
a Scotchman 

. . . Benson 

W Hughes 
[M]'- Allen 

[M7 Ottway 


At S' Albans a Burrough has 40 / or 
50 /Subscriptions and some Estate 
of his owne, has 300 auditors : 
50 communicants 

Att Theobalds Some Subscriptions 
and an estate 

att y'^ same place 

Att Chest-hunt Do 

Att Bishop Storford a market towne, 
is w';'' y'^ Lady Barrington, w' hee 
and M"^ Warren haue from y^ 
church is uncertaine 

& Sissiphen, has a great people 

Att Hitchin a a market-towne, main- 
tained by Subscrip. 

Att Hertford y' County-tovvne, hath 
some what by Subscriptions, and 
somew' from Hitchin where hee 
doth Sometimes preach 

Att Ware a Market-towne, main- 
tained by Subscriptions 

Att Barkamstead neere Ware, main- 
tained by one M'' Mayo a gentle- 

Att Buntingford, educated by vf 

Of Barnett, educated at Geneva 

Att Barly, or thereabout, a Scotch- 

Lives att Cheshunt, where hee has 
Some estate and preacheth there- 
about as att Enfield, Theobalds &c 



M"^ Warren 

[M''] Carter 

[Mijnisters y' 
[wa]nt Supply 

[M''] Benson 
[My Hocker 
[MY Wilson 

[33] Places that 
had or where 
there may be 
oportunity of 





Watford, and ~j 
Kickmans- Y 
worth J 




Att Bp Storford euery other Lords 
day, y" other day being Supplyed 
as y^ people can gett help 

Att hide-hall w','' S'' Robert Josselyn 
preaches at divers places, a bachelor 

M"' Green, neer Hogsdon where he 
preacheth sometimes, is a rich 
bachelor was fellow of P.H 


At A H'odsdon a Small market towne, 
is poor and has but a Small main- 
tenance educated by m'' Doolittle 

Att Barnett a market towne, y^ 
people poor, has some Subscrip- 

Att Hitchin, not able to raise aboue 
lO / p" anffu 


A market towne. 
A market towne 
A market towne. 
A market towne. 

Where there is only a meeting of 

A market towne. 

A market towne, would haue a great 
meeting if Constantly Supplyed 
hath now only Some casuall helps 


removed into 



[35] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 


1691 Puckridge 

Persons quali- 
fyed for y^ 
Min''y and not 

Persons quali- 
fying for y"^ 




Who much desire a minister may be 
sent down to them (M' Benson 
being gone) the meeting will be 
Scattered w"'out Speedy Supply, 
their utmost Subscriptions am° to 
23 / p' anu to make up which 16 
persons haue out of their deep 
poverty drawn 32^ p' annu i:e. 6d. 
a quarter each. 

By y^ zeal and diligence of a godly 
man, conversing w* y^ people, and 
bringing good Ministers Some- 
times to preach among them, it 
hath pleased God to raise vp a 
considerable meeting of about 
300 Auditors, they haue desired 
m" Bellio to come to them, w"^*" he 
has yeelded to, they can raise 

~ betweene 20 / & 30 / per annum. 

M'" Faldoe and 
D' Samson 



[36] Ministers 
y' haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M'- Doue 

M'' Lawton 

M' Josias 
Charters & 
M' Robert 

Ministers that 
want Supply 

Af Simon 

Persons con- 

[37] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 



Ejected from Layton, liueing at 
Kimbleton, preaches nowhere 

Who euer Since his ejection has 
given himselfe up to y'^ Study and 
practice of Physick 

Att S' lues, ingaged in their course 
at Cambridge are allowed 20^ p"" 
Sabbath and 10' p"' fast 


A Lecture has been attempted, and 
happily begunn by m"' Sheppard, 
who has lately withdrawn from 
the prelaticall partie, desire y' an 
annuall Sume m^'y be allowed for 
y^ Support of the said Lecture 

M"' Williams 


S' Ives 





for y"" 


and not 





for y" 




They desire some assistance towards 
y"^ inlarging of their meeting house 



[38] Ministers 
y' haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M'' Jaques 

M' Parrot 
M' French 
M' Bernard 
M' Batey 

M"' Starr 
M"^ Learner 

M' James 

M' Godman 

Ministers that 
want a Supply 

M'" Bush 

M' Den 

M"' Harrison 


At Rochester a Scotchman about 

500 auditors allowance about 60 / 

p"^ annum 
Att Maidstone, about 700 auditors, 

60 / p' annum 
Att Stapleherst, 30 /p' annum, about 

300 auditors 
Att Crane brooke 30 / p" annu, hee is 

Att Feversham about 300 auditors, 

at Cat Canterbury 700 has 50 / p' 

annum, one weeke at Fever : & 

another at Canterbury 
At Dover, 700 auditors, SO /p'' annum 
Att Deale, has 3 or 400 auditors 

and 40 / p' annu 
Att Ashford, 300 auditors 36 / p'' 

Att Deptford 500 auditors has 40 / 

p"' annum 

Att Leige Castle a poor man about 

200 auditors 20 / p"" an. 
Att Goudherst, a poor man, a wife 

& Severall children has but 20 / 

p'' annum 
Att Canterbury, 2 or 300 auditors 

20 /p"' annum 

fixed now at 

remoued fro 



Persons contri- 

[39] Places y' 
had or where 
may be 

[ opportunity 
of Religious 
ip 1690 

Att Goudhurst 

Att Tunbridg. 

Att Seven ock 
can raise 20 / 
p''anu auditors 
1 00 very poor 
and Westcum 


Att Eltam who is soe overwhelmed 
with Melancholly y' hee cannot 
be prevailed with to preach, though 
to y^ Smallest number of hearers, 
and by this is forgotten of many 
who otherwise might be helpfull to 
him. nor will he make known his 
wants, though he had not a morsell 
to eate. the Lady Mohun and y^ L: 
Clinton do both recommend him 


Some Serious Christians of the 
poorer Sort haue Struggled hard 
to keep up a meeting of 4 or 500 
poor people, haue strained beyond 
their ability, and are Sinking under 
y' fear they must Lett it fall, and 
craue assistance 

Some haue taken a meeting house, 
are willing to help (but are not able 
wholly) to maintaine a minister, 
craue assistance, being a place of 
great consequence. 

Some few haue with much difficulty 
kept up a fortnightly meeting by 
Seuerall ministers, they desire to 
gett a fixed Minister for themselues 
to preach at each place euery 
other Lords day. 

M' Brand and 
D" Samson 



1 69 1 Staple- 


Persons quali- 
fyed for y^ 
and not fixed 

Persons fa 
qualifying for 
the Ministry 

Thomas Cullen 
at Maidstone 

m'^John Scoones 

Is vacant has 400 auditors 

Haue long enjoyed y" Gospell, under 
y^ Labours of seuerall Reverend 
Ministers, m'' French their present 

has 5 Children 
Pastour A was in 1684 plundred of 
all his goods, and Suffered 6 months 
imprisonm' y*" number of hearers 
300. contributions at y" highest 
33/: now 7 / or 8 / is likely to goe 
off presented aug' 24° 1691 

m'' Smith is now removing from 
thence, cannot raise above 20 / p'' 
annum it is a populous place, 
remote from any meeting, the 
publick minister weak and Scan- 
dalous, even in y*" account of his 
own, could one be settled among 
them tis hoped they might in a 
short time be able to maintaine a 
minister at their own charge, m" 
Thorogood proposed to fix there 

A young Stud' Grandson to m"" Perrot 
y" Minister, m" Perrot brought him 
vp to Schoole Learning, his father 
being dead and y^ mother not able 
to provide for hinn. hee is willing 
to goe to Scotland, and help is 
desired for his maintenance there 

Of Staplehurst in Ke See his case 
at large in N? 10 — 1691 — 



[40] Ministers 
y' haue a Com- 
petent Supply 

Peter Aspinwall 

M' Sam:' Angier 
Jo/in Hartley 

WT Birchall 
/o/m Hartley 
M' James 

Ar Ja: Naylor 

M^ Nath: 

M' Richardson 

m' Tho: 

M-- W" 

m'' John 

_ Carrington 


In Warrington Town, has 3 or 400 
hearers, requires noe Sallery, has 
an Estate, preaches freely 

Att Toxteth Park, assistant to M' 
Richardson at Liverpoole has 75/ 
p" annum and an estate 
Mackerfield a deserving young man 

Att Ashton, A I 50 hearers has 20 /p' 

Att Rainford Chappell 200 hearers 
10 / p' anfui has some estate of his 
own, by y' death of a neer Relation 
deserves Some incouragment 

Att S' Ellins Chappell 400 hearers 
and some estate 
30 / p' ami A 

In Ormskirk towne 250 hearers 30 / 
p'' anu 

Att Liverpoole 400 hearers 75 / be- 
tweene him and M'' Angier as above 

put these two together when you enter in the 
fair county book 

Att y" Loe juxta Liverpoole 2 or 

300 hearers has 14 / p'' annum. 

Some Estate by his wife 
Att Shierstead a has 14 / p"' annum, 

and 4 / p' ami given by S'' John 

Att Lancaster, lately call'd and 
and an estate of his own 

ordain'd to y"^ Ministry. 20 /p'' anu 



M'^ Baldwin 
M' Pendlebury 

M^John Walker 

Ministers y' may 
want a supply 

]Vr Sam: 
A ngier 

John Hartley 

Tho: Risley 

Tho: Collins 
a young man 

Att Eccles neer Manchester, lately 
Settled there 

Att Rachdale (w"' an assistant) every 
other Lords day, and y'^ other day 
amongst his old people at Holcom. 
has 20 / p"" aiTu att R: and Som 
Little at y^ other place 

Att Rivington, turned out 24 aug' 
from Newton Chappel hath a 
plentifull temporall estate 

M' Robert Constantine y° ancientest 
that is alive of the outed Min'^ hee 
was Minister of Oldam, hath a 
meeting of what Survive of his 
people, hath a little estate of his 

M' Robert Eaton, hath a Congre- 
gation in Prestwich parish, the 
people not ungratefull and hath an 


Att Toxteth Park: neer Manchester 
has not aboue 10 I or 1 2 I p^ an: 
is assistant at Toxteth Park Liver- 
poole lias 75 //'' 

they want help 

Att Burton Wood 50 or 60 hearers 
14 / p"" annu 
Croft in winwick parish has a " 
good estate 

Att Culcheth, 100 or 150 hearers 
I O / p' annu 

Att Leigh in Little Wooton, if is 
lately come, yet his Stay must be 
Short without Some aide, and if 
this meeting failes y" countrey for 
9 or 10 miles Long and S or 6 
miles broad is utterly destitute. 
Severall of 50 years old and 
Some on dying beds haue told 

M' Wtwth 




M' Jn° Hartley 

m"^ Crompton, they never heard 
any thing of the Gospell before 
hee came among them. 

M'' Thomas Key, Att Walton 
Chappell two Lords dayes and else 
where the other dayes, an able 
minister, painfull, very poor, has 
lately beene very Sick & Scarce 

Mr Valentine att Blakely neer Man- 
chester y^ people willing but poor 
and there is need of help 

Mr Tyrer — about Heywood in Bury 
parish they want help 

Of Ashton in Mackerfield, a deserv- 
ing Young man, their contribu- 
tions cannot maintaine him, and 
hee must be forced to leaue them 
if some Supply from hence be not 




Minisjters y' 
haue a 

M' Henry 

M^ John Lever 

M'' Crompton 

M"' Thomas . 

M'' Charles 

IVr Henry 

M"" Wood 

M'' John Parr 

M' John 

M' Nath: 

M' Whitworth 


Att Birch Chappell', where in y"" former Liberty hee 
continued 1 1 years and contz is now there, the allow- 
ance in considerable, y** charge of his horse will goe 
a great way in his allowance from the people, yet 
complains not 

Att Bolton, a considerable Congregation, a Small estate 
and some allowance from y° people. 

Att Cockey Chappell euery other L''^ day, has an estate 
of his own and some allowance from the people 

Outed from altam in Blakburne hundred, hath Since 
laboured in those parts and continues soe to doe, 
hath an estate and some very little help from y"^ 

Outed for nonconformity from head m"^ of Blakburne 
School, Since has laboured in y" work in those parts, 
and so doth still in severall places has an estate and 
Small charge and Some Small allowance 

Outed att Manchester, has continued w"' y' people euer 
since, and has a Congregation there now 

Att Chowbent, was outed there, but gott in againe, 
and has continued there euer Since 

Att Elswick Chappell 2 dayes. and at Euston the other 
two, has but small allowance, yet wants not. 

Assistant to m' Newcome att Manchester 

Att Newton Chappell neer Manchester 

Att Rochdale assistant to m' Pendlebury and preaches 
euery other Lords day att Cockey Chappell has allow- 
ance att both places, and Some estate of his own 


M'" Alured 
M"- Whaley 
M'' Sam' Eaton 



Att Horrige Chappell 

Att Hinley Chappell a very hopeful useful man 


Son to m"" Robert Eaton a pious learned young minister 
att present assistant to his father 



[43] Places y' 
had & where 
there may be 
of Religious 

Choleton and 

The ffilde 

Att Tottle 
bank and 



Haue Striven to haue Settled 
ministers but are not able to doe 
any thing towards a necessary 
Is a field white for y'^ harvest and 
noe provision for a minister among 
them, if a competent allowance 
could be had for one to goe among 
them, it might be of great concerne 
to many Soules 

In Fourness Fells Supplyed by noe 
Minister, call out to you, for one 
at least, for whose maintenance 
they'l collect 20 / p"" anfiu besides 
Severall Legacyes, some in monys, 
some in land bequeathed towards 
a ministers maintenance. &c see 
more att large in N? ill 

Whereunto m'' Carrington has gott 
m'^ Sawry a dissenting Shool- 
master and licenced for Dissenters 
worship, Supplyed by m' Anderton 
and m'' Taylor Candidates for y" 
ministry, the maintenance (besides 
the Schoolm"'"' Settled Salary) is 
but 7 / p'' ami promised by y^ 
people, by- y*" Smallness of w"^ 

W Rapier & 
M^ Williams 

20 / p"^ anu 
would en- 
courage to 
provide a man 
to goe among 

See also Col 
request on 
this account 
N? Ill 



maintenance the meeting is like 
to fall, and if it should what a 
ruine would it be to y^ vastly 
numerous poor people y' flock 
thither — see N° 1 1 1 
Att Bispham A Congregation, constantly very 

numerous, Sometimes near or 
Persons quali- aboue 1000, one hundred of the 

fyed for y^ hearers are Wealthy, yet haue noe 

ministry and fixt minister there, noe joint con- 

not fixed tributions, insomuch y' even y*^ 

Lectures there are like to fall un- 
less you retrieve them see more — 
N? Ill 

Blakeburne hundred, it is judged 
very desirable that provision be 
made at least for one Minister 
there to assist M"^ JoUey and m' 
Sagar(M'' Whaley a 3'' being about 
to remove) 

Chorlton hath had a meeting place, 
the min' forced away for want of 
Subsistance, but they are Settling 
a min"' and must have help if any 
can be had 

Preston Lecture cannot be kept up 
w"" out help 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 

M' Roger 

Anderton & 

M'' Tho: 

James Taylor 

Candidates for y' ministry Supply 
Teatham Chappell 

has beene a year w"" m' Frankland, 
but his father is very poor and 
cannot goe on to maintaine him 




there his father lives att Preston, 
m"' Frankland would give him his 
tutorage (see alsoe N? 69 y" 2^ 




Ministers that 
haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M'- W" Cross 
as I Suppose, 
vide n° 26 

M-- Edm"* 

M' Math: 

M' Clark Juo"- 

M^ Jn? 

M'^ Jn? Sheffield 

M' Peter Dewly 

M"^ Peregrine 

M'^ Jn° S' 
M' Joseph Lee 
W Pike 


Supply ed by m'' Jn° Sheffield m' 
Rich"* Southwell and m'" Jn° 

Att Stoak Golding is a meeting a y" 
burden of w'^^ doth almost wholly 
lye upon M'' Davile, &nd is too 
heavy for his Estate, they desire 
some assistance. 

Att Leicester allowed 30 / pr Ann 7 
or 800 heares 

aged 60 yeares 

Att Harborow allowed 30 / pr An 

aged 60 yeares 
Att Harborow a allowed 20 / pr Anu 
30 / as p' 82 divided betweene 

him & his Son. . 5 or 600 altenders 

Att Diseworth. allowed 40 / p'' annum 

Att Temple Hall allowed 24 / p"" 

Att Lutterworth, allowed 20 / p'' 

Att Loseby, allowed i 5 / besides his 
allowance from Pinnars hall, edu- 
cated att Cambridg aged j§ 

Att Burbage 

Att Calthorp 

Att Direworth in y' Roome of m'' 
Smith deceased, allowance is said 
to be SO / p' annum, a very great 



W Jn° Jennings 

M"^ Peter 

Ministers that 

want a Supply 

M"" Southwell 

W W" Cross 

M' Sam' Shaw 

M'- John 
att Dadlington 

M' Rich'' 

M"' Jn° 
Sheffield and 
M^ Rich"' 


M"' Jos: Lee 

Att Langton, allowed but S / p'' annu. 
as p' N° 35. has 400 auditors, is 
not ingaged as pastour has noe 
maintenance, as p' N° 82 — has a 

good Estate. 
Att Lutterworth, 

has £2%: per 


Att ffinkly has a populous Congrega- 
tion, generally consists of y° lowest 
of y*^ people, though a markett 
towne yet are not able to raise 
above 20 / p" annum 

At Loughborrow allowed 10 / p'' 
annum 150 or 200 audit once a 
month a Lecture at notting: another 

D° at Leicester loj, both places per day 

At Ashby-de-la Zouch noe allow- 
ance, teaches a publick School 
there, preaches in his School 
aged 50 yeares 

Att Langton allowed but 5 I p^^ 
annum ^00 hearers is not en- 
gaged as pastor, has no mainten- 

Att Braddon allowed but 12 / p"^ 

Att templehall, severall young 
children 1 6 / p'' annu 200 hearers. 

13 ■ __ 
Att Appleby allowed 75 p'' annu a 

supplies a service at Stoke Davile (?) full 35 old 

pastour at Dudley in Worcester 

and may be left out now 

Att Swedeland allowed i 5 /p' annum 

Att Calthorp in a necessitous condi- 
tion as per his own account in N° i 3 i 



Persons con- 


Places y' had 
or where 
there may be 
of Religious 

At Melton 



There may be opportunity of publick 

A Congregation to w*^:*" m"" Watts 
preached, but since his death they 
haue yet noe man except aged 
M' S' Nicholas who doth what hee 
can gratis, they offer to raise 25 / 
p"^ annum. 

Where there had never before beene 
any Settled meeting, in those 
parts, they gott an old barn to 
meet in. m"^ Lee preached there 
for a little time, hee falling into 
w.eakness, the meeting fell as to 
constancy of helps, at last among 
others one m" Dowley was Sent 
for, and continued to visit them 
for 2 yeares, though hee liued 20 
miles Distant from them, in w"^*" 
time hee found a very great bless- 
ing vpon his ministry, hee is now 
desirous to fix among them, and 
that w"^*" weighed most with hinn, 
was the remembrance of m"' John 
Wickliffe — being minister of that 
place, desire Some assistance, raise 
7 / a quarter but feare the continu- 
ance of that 

M' Meade and 
W Alsop and 
D' Samson 




Persons quali- 
fyed for y' 
ministry and 
not fixed 

The utmost they can raise is 12': lo": 
p'' annum, and y^ burden of that 
lies almost wholly vpon one m' 
Davile of y"^ Same towne, whose 
estate is but 60 / per an 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 


M'. Southall has one Son grown up 
and bred by m'' Woodhouse for 
y^ ministry 



[46] Ministers 
y' haue a 

M"" Rastrick 

M' Pell 

M'^ Modwitt 

Ministers that 
want a 



ir Mat: Coats 

I know not whether 
this man be a min- 
ister or no 

enter it on the other 

M' Britton 
Persons con- 


Places y' had 
or where 
there may be 
oportunity of 


Att Spalding, of a Con: turned a 
Non: Con. 30 / p' aiiu 

Att Boston, has 2 or 300 auditors 
in y° afternoone they raise him 
about 60 / p' annum, but begin to 
be weary of Soe much. Since y*" 
death of Some of y^ better sort 

Att Stamford removed, to 
in Surry 


an aged man 
Att Lincoln — a "^^^ "°'^ aboue 10 I 

or 12 /p' annum see his case more 

fully in N° 68 
Att Gainsbrough, needs a Supply \ 

it being a convenient place for a \ 

Minister to settle in I 

Att Sleeford, has about 5^ a Lords day 


Thankes but at 
pr.' neads not 

D" Samson and 
M^ Rapier 




Att Gains- 

Att Gedley 
Holbeach &c 




Persons quali- 
fyed for y" 
ministry not 

Persons quali- 
fying for y' 


they want a minister, propose 
to raise 10 /p'' afiu and Some 
thing e — from other towns 
about them 

A There is a meeting at m"' M: 
Coates house ; needs Supply 
being a convenient place for a 
Minister to Settle in 

Betweene Boston and Lin, a very 
heathenish place are desirous of 
a minister, will raise 40 / p' annum 
or more 

Want a Minister, can raise 40 /per ami 
see alsoe the case further stated 
in N° 13 — 1691 and considered 

Desire Some assistance towards 
Setting up a Lecture there 

The people qf Grantam haue pre- 
vailed w'** m"" Drake and m'' 
Scoffin to preach there once a fort- 
night, w"^*" is euery other Thursday, 
m'' Drake began y"^ 30* of July 
last past, they desire y' the money 
promised may be sent them 

— Telney, not able to raise aboue 
10 / per annum, are in hopes 'to 
be Supplyed w'*" a minister out 
of Yorkshire educated by m' 



[48] Ministers 


y' haue a 



M' Math: 

Mead & 

Att Stepney 

M' Lawrence 

M'- Hodges 

Att Bednall greene 

D'W" Bates and 

Att Hackney 

m'' Woodcock 

M^ Vnick 

Att Dalston 

M' Starkey 

Att Newington 

M' Jackson 

Att Totnam 

M' Masters 

Att Enfield 

M'^ Chantrey 

Att Southgate 

M' Hocker 

Att Barnett 

M"- Rathhand 

Att High-gate 

M' Lobb 

Att Hamstead 

M' Pennberton 

Att Hammersmith removed 

M' Goodwin 

Att Pinner 

M^ Webb 

Att Hackney, his low estate in y'=] 
world fully Stated see alsoe N? - 
143 J 

Ministers that 

want a 


Persons con- 




[49] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
of religious 

Att Brainford 

Att Stains 

Att Vxbridge 

Att Colebrook 

Att Acton 

Persons quali- 

fyed for y" 

ministry & 

not fixed 

Persons qualify- 
ing for y'' 



M' Jurin 

Weree Were m"" Jackson and m' 

M' Mills Supplys and others as they 

can gett them 

Ministers occasionally 



haue A com- 
petent Supply 

m'; Hannot 

m^ Wright 

Jn° Collinges 

Benj: Snowden 
m' Finch 

m' Green 
m'' Say 
m' Bedbank 
m' Purt 

m' Amirant 

m'' Lucas 

Enoch Wooyard 
Ministers y' 
may Want 
Supply — ■ 

m' Williamson 

Tho. Worth 

Jn° Hasbert 


At Yarmouth, a great Congregation 

hath ^loo p Ann 
Assistant a Young man hath £^o p 

At Norwich, hath a Congregation & 

£$6 p Ann 
At Norwich, pator of a Congrega- 

tiona// & Assistant £130 
At Tunstead, hath about ^50 
At Guestwick. D° 

At Denton. Know not what he hath 
At Windham, hath not lesse then 

At Northrepps, hath ^40. and helpt 

a little 
At Norwich, preacheth a lecture may 

get ;£^40 
D? if not worse 

At Lynn. hath. £50. p Ann pro- 
vided for 

At East Ruston, preacheth constantly 
to a poore people, hath 5* y' Lords 
day fro a good Getlewoman 

At East Deerham, newly Erected 
his meeting, 'i!^ 30 

see also N? 64 
in y^ Second 



Persons Con- 
m' Smith 

[51] Places that 
had & where 
may be an 
for Religious 



Persons Quali- 
fied for the 
Ministry not 

m" King 
m"! Steward 

Persons "j 

Qualefing for > 
the Ministry J 


A ministers Son 

Likely to doe Some what 


Discontinewed but not certayn of it 
Fit to raise a congregation in, 

Supplyed by Seuerall 
D? m' Hasbert is doeing it 

He was breed Wp at London w'*" m"" 

At present out of y" County, at 

Debenham aged about. 22 

I 5. yeares Old teaching. 20. Children 

14. yeares Old. 4. yeare moore will 
doe his bussines 

Ministers cannot Hue und' £c,o. p 
Ann like Ministers. 200 / p Ann 
will Supply it to y'^. i 3. Congrega- 
tions &. keepe. 6. Children at 
Education proposalls for Education 

D' Bates and ) 
M' Hartley J 





Ministers y' 

have a Com- 

petent Supply 

M' Jn? 


of Kettering Sen"' has 20 / p' annum 

M-" Strickland 


of Geddington past his work through 


M' Dandy 

Of great Okeley 

M'' John Court- 

man Sen'' 

of Thorpe. 

M-- Rich'' Davis. 

of Rowell has 30 / p" annum 

M-- W"" 


Att. Oundle has about 30 /: per annu 

M' Blore 

Of Northampton 

M-- Harding 

Of Northampton, nothing but y^ 


rent of y" meetinghouse p^ by the 


M' ffowler 

Of Crick 

Af Worth serf 

Of the Same place] preach prin- \ 
Son to y" abouev cipally in 
named J Warwickshire J 

Af Worth jnd'' 

W. Wills 

Of Spratton 

m"' Harrison 

Att Portersperry, the people there 

haue under taken to provide him 

a maintenance. 

Ministers y' 

may want 


very Small 

M' Simon King 

Att Peterborough a Lecture noe a 

maintenance, well known to m'' 


M"^ Math: Clarke 

Att Ashley has but about 10 / p" 


. J considered in 
[ Warwickshere 




m"^ Strickland 

Persons contri- 

[53] Places 
that had and 
where may be 
an oportunity 
of Religious 

Thorpe Water- 

Potters Perry 

Persons quali- 
fy ed for y' 

Wolv 1 69 1 

aug! 24°:. 

Of Geddington, past his work throug 
age ■ 


m'' King gone Downe is Setling a con- 
gregation where they will raise 
him 30 / p Ann to Stay hath a 
wife. I. Child & more Comeing 
if doth Settle must remoue his 
goods from Norfolks nf Alsop 

Congregations formerly now discon- 
tinued if they had Ministers, there 
is a likelyhood of great Good. 

Places where there may be oppor- 
tunity of publick Service 

where m' Harrison is fixing desire 
Some assistance to wards repairing 
their meeting house 

A great towne, they first began w* a 
week day Lecture & allowed 5^ p"" 
diem, afterwards they raised ye 
Lecture and mett vpon y" Sabbath 
dayes, and Chose one m' Green- 
wood for whom they raised i!^20: 

M"" Alsop 

M"' Cockerell & 

M"^ Rapier 

Ordered m' 
King £\o 
p An 



Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 

M'" Math: 

M'' Chapman 

M"' Jn° Shuttle- 

Mr.Tho: Wykes 

M"' Tho: Loftus 

for one yeare,. Seuerall of the 

inhabitants haueing removed their 
habitations y^ 20 / is reduced to 
1 2 / and out of that y^ • rent of 
their meeting house is paid, soe 
like to be destitute w* out some 

of Polebrooke 

of Gilsborow a Schoolmaster 

Of Creaton 

Of Welford resident at present in 

of Thorpe Waterfeild, wants Educa- 



[54] Ministers 
that haue a 

m-'Rich^ Gilpin [ 
m- Gill I 

m"' Luke Oagle 

m' James 

Ministers that 
may want, 

m' Blunt 

m' Jn° Lomax 

Tho: Daws 

M'^ Tho: Wilson 


At Newcastle they haue a meeting 
howse uery larg and alwayes full 
and are well prouided for. 

At Berwick, he hath a great congre- 

At Hexham, he was of the Church 
of England but dissatisfyed & will- 
ing to Joyne w'*" Dissenters, able to 
be an Itenerant, wher he is they 
be part Anabaptistes hath. ;£^30 p 

At Harlow, A Setled Congregation, 
hath. £2^,. p Ann w"^*" is all he hath 
to Hue on, he & his Wife 

At Sheeles. his hearers Seamen hath 
about 16 /p Ann keeps an Apothe- 
carys Shop, his mother Supplys 
him w* part of her Joynture, hath 



10 A 

&. 3. Children see also 

At Austin moore, A young man & 
Maryed, hath. 17 / p Ann 

Neer Newcastle, very poor, he has 
nothing from his people, disabled 
from preaching by the Stone 

V his mother is 
now dead soe 
y' his chief 
Support w'^?' 
hee had from 
her joynture is 



M''" Agnes 

enter this on the other 
side like the persons 
that are qualifying 
for the ministry 

M' Blunt 

Persons Contri- 

[55] Places 
that had Reli- 
gious Assem- 
blys — & where 
there may be 
oppertunity of 

Fatal 1 


Hull Abby 
Little Harle 
North Tine 


Milborn grang 


Milborn grang 

Near Newcastle, a pious woman, 
whose Estate is not aboue 20 / 
p" anu: hath taken into her care 
y^ Son of M' Davice (a Non- 
conformist deceased) who is now 
fitting for y'^ ministry, humbly 
beggs some assistance in order to 
defray y' Charges of the s'^ young 
mans education 

Att Horsley near Newcastle is very 
poor and aged has not aboue 10 / 
or I 2 / p' an. 


Gab! Semple, aScoth man Preacheth 

there where he hath ;^6o. p Ann 

now is returning home 
James Noble, hath. ;^40. y' Same 

Jn? Dizart. D° hath ^^30 
Rob! Willson. D? hath £2 5 
W^ Thompson. D? hath little & 

A Scotch man, returned, a fixt 

Congregation, i!^40. p Ann 
m'' Leuer, latly dead he had £28. 

p Ann 
had a fixed Congregation and pastor 

they raised him 40 / p' ann, hee is 

gone for Scotland 
had M' Lever who is lately dead, 

they raised him 28 / p'' an 

M' Stretton and 
M' Nisbett 



Persons Quali- 
fyed for the 
Ministry & 
not fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for the 

Hath beene endeavouring to get a 
preacher, can raise 30 / p'' ann: 
there be some Anabaptists among 


[56] Ministers 
y' haue a 

m''Jn? Whitlock 

M'- W"- 

M'^ Jn? Barrett 

M' Jn5 Ryther 

M'- Jn? 

M'Jn? Whitlock 

M' Sam': 


One of y"^ ministers of y' Presbyterian 
meeting in Nottingham preaches 
there once euery other Lords day 
has 14'' p"^ day 

Vnder y° Same circumstances in y" 
Same place 

Liues at Sandyacre in Derbyshire 

preaches euery other Lords day 

to y"^ Presbyterian meeting in 

nottingham has y'^ Same allowance. 


Pastor of the Congregation a church 
in Nottingham 

Att Selston and at places neere ad- 
joyning, is promised 30 / p'' anffu 
yett doubtfuU. they could raise 
20 / p*^ anffu. if 10 /could be added 
might be a meanes to ingage his 
aboade and labours among y'" 

Lives in Nottingham, preaches 2 
Lords dayes in I 2 w"' M'' Barrett 
and one Lords day in 1 2 w'*" m" 
Ryther and at other places 

Att Blidworth, preacheth there 
Sometimes, there being a meeting 
euery other Lords day, allowance 
10^ p" day, and in other places 

considered out 
of y'' ffund. 



M' Dickenson 

M' Eleazar 

Ministers that 
may want a 

M"^ Jn° Leighton 

M^ Tho: Rose 

M' Jackson 

M'"Sam': Coates 

m'^ John 

Persons con- 

Minister of a Ch: of Congregationall 

Dissenters att Sutton, 
allowance comes short of 

all his 
20 / p' 

Liues w'^ m' Rich"^ Taylor present 
high Sherriff of Nottinghamshire, 
keeps a meeting in his house, hath 
frequently other ministers on Lords 
dayes and allows 20^^ p'' Sabbath 

fformerly Vicar of Hucknall upwards 
of 67 yeares, has noe constant 
people or place hee preacheth in, 
hee is very poore, his wife uery 
much discomposed in her head 
and mind, now in London for cure 
at his charge of 5^ p'' week. 

Liueing at Adbolton neere notting- 
ham, very poore, noe constant 
people or preaching place, is lame, 
and has lately gott a further hurt 
and lameness, w'^*' disables him for 
going abroad 

Of Bleasbey, is very poore, little 
encouragm- y^ people about him 
very poore 

Att Mansfield, preaches there one 
"L*^^ day in a m° 8* p" day, could 
10 / a yeare be added y'^ meeting 
would be held up constantly for 
want whereof hee is forced to 
preach in other places 

Att Selston as above, see his case as 
tated by himselfe in N? 173 

see alsoe N° 

no fixed place 

on condition to 
keepe the 
metting Con- 
stant 8/ p Ami 



[57] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
an opportunity 
of ReUgious 

The Vale and 
y'' Northclay 

E. Ratford . 

Persons quali- 
fyed for the 
Ministry and 
not fixed 

M' Pigott 

Persons qualify- 
ing for y^ 
Ministry — 

Proposalls — 


D'' Bates 

Two of y^ Darkest places in y' 
County a minister there is much 
desired by m'' Ryther 

The people desier a Setled Minister 
can raise ;^ 1 2 p Ann — They being 
well inclined and doe there Wt- 

A young man, newly entred, 
preaches Sometimes att Worksop, 
Sometimes at or about Retford, 
allowance very little 


[58] Ministers 
that haue a 
■ Supply 


m' Jer: Froyse 
m' Hen: Cornish 
m"^ Wheatley 

M-^ Oldfield 

M" Stockden 
M"" Baley 

M^ Wh 
Ministers y' 

may want a 

m' Gilbert 

M' Sanders 

m"' Jn° Nott 

Persons con- 


Att Henley has a large Congregation 

has 40 / p Ami 
Aged 80 yeares yet in his masters 

Service at Bisister 30 / 
Somewhat aged and infirme yet in 
att Milton 

Service at Coomb b 20 & jo I be- 

tweene 20 and 30 pound a year 
Att Oxford has from y" people 1 6 /p" 

anu and from Lond 50 / 
Att Banbury has about 50 / p"' annum 
Att Chipping Norton has 40 / p' 


neere 80 years old under many in- 
firmities, disabled 

Att Coomb has betweene 20 & 30 / 
p'' annum 

At Tame has newly Sett up a con- 
stant meeting, y'^ people as yet 
cannot promise i 5 / p' anil, see his 
case at Large in. . N? 92 

Oxfordshire for Religion and good 
workes too barren to yeild contri- 



[59] Places that 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 
assemblies — 


Watlington & 
Tame and 

Persons quali- 
fyed for the 
Ministry and 
not fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 

Proposalls — 

buters to gospell propogation — 
other than those who beare their 
shares cheerfully in their Sallerys 
aboue Specifyed. 


There m' Hubert deceased formerly 
pastour, now m' Cornish preacheth 
once a fortnight on y*^ week dayes 
sometimes on y° Lords day in a 
friends house ; recompence Small, 
but must now recede 

Are other townes capeable, but 
Questionable whether Dodington 
m"' Wheatleys place 
and Milton 2 miles apart a might 
not join and meet alternis vicibus 
in both places 

Seuerall considerations offered where- 
in it would be a great incon- 
venience to joyne Daddington and 
Milton together 

M' How and 
M' Meade 



[60] Ministers 

that haue a 


Ministers y' 

may want a 


M'Rob^ Ekyns 

Persons Con- 
tributing — 

[61] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
opportunity of 

Persons quali- 
fyed for y"" 
ministry & 
not yet fixed. 

Persons qualify- 
ing for y^ 



At Okeham, hath a Settled con- 
gregation administers all ordin- 
ances, has been there 1 7 yeares. 
has a wife & five Children, a 
numerous auditory, yet are able 
to raise not aboue 5 or 6 pounds 
p'' anu for his maintenance 
3 or 4 pound p'' annum as p'' N° 82 
see alsoe m' Thomas Woodcocks 


M'' Alsop 

M"' Woodcock 
& D"' Samson 



Ministers y' 
haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M'^ David Jones 

M' Era: 
Tallent & 
m'Jn? Bryan 

M"- Jn2 Nevitt 

M'' ]n°- 

M^ Henry 

M"' Doughty 
m' And: 

M'' Sam 


entered on y'^ 

other side 
Ministers y' 

may want 


M-- Charles 

Jf James Owen 


Att Salop, though he be a minister 
to a Congregation there, yet hath 
y" Welch tongue — in Shrewsbury 

At Shrewsbury a Considerable Con- 
Att Bridgnorth 

Att Sherifthayles preaches to his 
pupils and Some few neighbours 
but neuer was a publick minister 

Att Broad Oake a constant meeting 
for all Ordinances 

Att Sheriffhayles 

At Oswestree 

Sometimes att S^ TIio: Wilbraltams, 
an eminent Minister has left off 
preaching except very rarely for 
7«' Woodhouse 

An ejeted minister Hues vpon a 
Farm, which hee now puts up, is 
inclineable to betake himselfe to 
his ministry if a maintenance 
could be had for him. Hee hath 
y° Welch tongue 

Att Oswestree kaueing y' Welch 
tongue unwearyed in his labours 
receives little recoinpence. 

if gives him 
Selfe Vp to 
the Ministry 
;^8 p Anil 


m"^ Sam: Taylor 

M' Finlow 

M"' Bury 

M' Jii: Wood 
neuer in any 
place except 
y" Colledge 

m' David Jones 


[63] Places that 
had and where 
there may be 
oportunities of 
assemblies — 

Oldbury Village 

Att Worn has a great charge of 
Children lost by the fire there, 
maintenance next to nothing 

Neere Acham an ejected Minister 
aged & poore 

An ejected minister has noe en- 
couragm' to preach y"^ Gospell 

Sometimes one of y'^ Sen"" Fellows of 
Magdalene Colledge Cambridge 
eminent for learning, a pious 
person who w* y' 3 last mentioned 
stand in great need of reliefe 

of Salop, some assistance is desired 
for him as p"' N° 37: Sep? 23. 1691 


One part of the county (w*^*" lies 
betweene Shrewsbury and Ludlow 
neuer had any one to preach to 
them w* has greatly troubled M"' 
Tallant and m' Bryan, if incourag- 
ment may be had they will See it 

three miles from Hales Owen the 
parish Church out of w''*' m' 
Edward Paston was Ejected in 
62: the inhabitants of Oldbury in 
former dayes procured liberty to 
build a Chappell, and endowed it 
w'*' about £6: — per anu: the people 
raise about 10 / or 12 /per annum 
more, and they are Supplyed every 


on condition 
he Attends 
y' Ministry 

W Williams 





Persons quali- 
fyed for y^ 
ministry and 
not fixed — • 

M' Sam! 

Persons quali 
fying for y" 



Theodore West 

Lords day w'^'' goes very hard with 
with them, request help to Support 
y' meeting 
A parish, in y' Church whereof y*^ 
meeting is kept, y^ people generally 
are poor Colliers, there is but 
Seven Nobles a year belongs to 
it, a peculiar where y^ Bishop has 
noe power to visit, noe Ministers 
reside within Seuen miles of the 
place, y^ Subscribers not able to 
bear y' charge y^ chief whereof 
are mentioned in y^ Letter 

Sometimes at S"' Tho: Wilbrahams 
an eminent Minister has left off 
preaching except very rarely for 
m'' Woodhouse 


Son to m"^ James Owen of Oswestree, 
now w"' m"' Karr, is willing hee 
should Settle in Denbighshire if 
a maintenance may be had 

The son of a Deceased Dissenting 
Min'', the widdow has 9 children 
all of them disposed of, this Son 
has beene some monthes with m'' 
Woodhouse, very hopefull, of 
pregn' parts, y" Widow desires 
some assistance towards his educa- 
tion in Vniversitie Learning. No: 
16: 1691 



[64] Ministers 
y' haue a 


Harford & ] 
M' Warren | 
M^ Safford 
















Ministers y' 
may want a 

M"^ Davenish 
M"^ Beckaller 


Settled Pastors in y" 
Eastern Division. 

Att Frary, 

Att Yeovill. 

Att Stanton. 
Att Shepton: 
Att Colefort 
Att Charleton.^ 

Att Taunton 

Att Bicknoller & 

Att Bridgwater 
Att Illminster 
Att Hillbishops 
Att Chard 
Att Brookhorne 
Att Langport 

Preach constantly in y'^ City of 

Teach School in ye City preach 

Settled Pastors ■>, 
in the Western V 
Division J 

Att Welleton, 
Att Chard, 

Disabled from preach- 










Persons contri- 

[(55] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
opportunity of 
Religious as- 


euery Sabbath 
Froom. Sup- 

plyed by 
Hengrove, Sup- 

plyed by 

Gallington. by 

Martlock by 

Once a fortnight 
Bath by 
W: D" Coome. 

Att Taunton 

Att Taunton. ^ 

Att Dulverton. -Very infirm 

Att Crickett J 

Who preacheth Some times at 
Dulverton has no temporall Estate, 
Severall children to care for, taken 
off from his ministeriall Labours, 
by reason of more than ordinary 
bodily weakness, under w'^'' hee has 
laboured almost this 12 monthes. 


M' Albin, Phillips, Bartlett, Rossiter, 

Tidcombe i 5' p' Sab 
M' Albin, Hopkins, Butler, Cumming 

Tidcomb. 10'' p'' Diem 
M' Albin, Hopkins Tidcombe S'^ p"' 

M' Bartlett, Hopkins, Tidcombe, 10' 

p' Sabbatum 
M'^ Budd, Light, Bishop, Gatchell. . 

6= p-" Sab 
M" Rossiter, Phillips, Flower, Gough 

8= p-^ Sab 
M'' (Zleere reese, Daimey, Bourne, 

Barnes. 10'' p' Sab 
M"' Phillips, Cleere,_Barnes. 10' p'Sabb 
M' Cleere reese 10^ p" Sab. 

D' Chauncey & 
M' Rabdor 







once, a month. 

Wedmore by 

Croscombe by 

Milborn-port by 
W: D? 

once a m° day 
Wilscombe by 

Wellington by 

Dulverton by 

Persons quali- 
fyed for y'^ 
ministry and 
not yet fixed : 
ED" s f 

M' Cleere Creese 
W Abin 
M"^ Phillips • 
M" Rossiter 
M"' Hopkins 
M" Tidcombe 
W: D" 

M"^ Taylor 
M' Woodcock 
M-- Blake 

M'' Woodcock, lo^ p' Sabbatum 

M' Chandler, Tidcombe lo"" p"' 

M" Hopkins, oo p' Sabbatum. 

M'' Tayler, Toole, Woodcock att 


lo^ p" Sabbatum 
M'^ Batt., warren att ... . lo' p'' 
M" A Chadwick, Tooel — att . . . oo 

8^ p' Sabbatum — 
Pitminster, by M' Warren, Blake, att 
lo^ p"" Diem 
Hatch, by M' Harford, Gatchel, att 

8^ p" Sabbatum 
Lambrooke, by M' Budd, Light att 

6* p"' Sabbatum 
Petherton — by M'^ Gardner, Light 
att 7*^ p'^ Sabbatum once a fort- 
night } Stoackgursie by m'' Wood- 
cock at lo^ p'^ Sab 
Creech, by m'^ Adams : 
Deacon att 7' 6'^ p"" Sab 
Broomvill, by m' Deacon, 

Broadway, by m'' Rob' 
Pinny, Gatchel 5^ p'' Sab 
These are itinerant preachers and 
Supply severall places as aboue 

Bathe, see its case Stated in N? 12 — 
1 691 — considered — 




M' Deacon 
M' Adams 
M'^ Gatchell. 

M' Tooell 
M' Budd. 

M'^ Light 
M' Gilling. 

M'^ Walsh 

Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 

M' Jos: Chad- 
wick's son . . 




Itinerant preachers and Supply 
severall places as aboue 

hee desires on behalfe of his son y' 
Some Supply may be afforded 
towards y^ Education of his Son 
for ye ministry 

There' is a meeting only once a fortnight ye people 
being very poore cannot raise above 5 / per 
annum att present towards y^ incouragment of 
a minister m' Adams (who has Some estate of 
his own) is willing to Settle among them provided 
they could raise him 30 / p' annum 

A considerable markett towne, is a meeting Supplyed 
by 3 Seuerall min" in their turnes (viz' m' 
Christopher Taylor m"' Richard Tooell, m' Josiah 
Woodcock) living 7 or 8 miles distant, they haue 
(by the charitable contribution of others) built a 
meeting place (not wholly paid for) hearers 4 or 
500 most from places adjacent (the townes people 
being generally enemies to it) those that haue for 
some time afforded assistance haue withdrawn it. 
the meeting in danger of falling if not Supported 
by other charitable hands. 

A poor people, haue beene embodyed ever since y° 
Ejectment. 2 or 300 auditors, but two persons y' 
contribute and about 5 or 6 farmers in y"^ countrey. 


kept up by three ministers m' John Berry of Barn- 
stable m' Richard Tooell of Dulverton, and m' 
Sam: Smith of South Molton they allow S'' per 
Sabbath but this proueth soe hard that they are 
forced to haue a vacancie once in two monthes, else 
y*^ Stock would not hold out. 



[67] Ministers 
y' haue a 

M'^ Rich'^ Hilton 

Af W" ffincher 
M'- Tho: 

Jir W" Turton 
M- W" Grace 
W Tho: Miles 
M-" Tho: Bladen 
M^ Rich'' 

M^ Nath: 

M^ Rich'' 

M'' Tim: ffox 

M' Rock 

M' Southall 
M' Pike 
M'' Myrrald 


Maintaines a Lecture att Wassail, 
hath little assistance though 

many able men in the towne a 
minister of Bromwich Bromwich. . 

Minister of Wednesbury ^ 

Of Clent. 

Of Rowley 
Of Shenston 
Of Litchfield 
Of Alrevvas. 

Of Weeford. 

Of Armitage. 

all these are 
able' to goe 
abroad euery 
Lords day 
4. 5. or 6 
miles for g 
or 7^ p"' day 
and horse 
hire paid out 
of it 

Of Maves on Ridwar. 
Of Drayton Bassett. 

aged and dark and preacheth not 
Of Mayfield all these a yet has 30 / 

p"' annum 
Dudley well Settled 
Att Burton upon Trent, has 50 //'' 

auH allowance 
Att Burton upon Trent — has 50 / 

p'' annum allowance 
Att Utoxcester, who as others goes to 

other places — his people haue hired 

a meeting house att Longdoles 



Ministers y' 
may want a 


M'' Grace, 

M"' Cony— 91 

Persons contri- 

[68] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 


at 2' : 2^ : 6*^ p"" annum haue mett 
with great opposition, but haue 
conquered their enemies, and are 
in hopes of haueing the greatest 
countrey meeting in all those parts 
if m' Merrald be incouraged to 
Stay among them, his wife keeps 
a Semstris's Shop in Uttoxcester, 
without w"^*" hee could not Subsist, 
see this case att large in . N° 71 

At Sedgley where hee was minister 
hath little. 

At Shenston, is blind and Indigent, 
can goe noe where to preach 

his condition is very Low, his very 
bed was Seized from under him, 
for his very bread y' hee has to 
keep him aliue, most of his helpers 
are dead, his Daughter as help- 
less as-himselfe through poverty, 
hee is past preaching through age 
and other infirmities. 


M'^ Williams 

is a Lecture, and allow 10'' p'' day, 
but it is but once a fortnight. 




In Longdon 

In Thorny 

The Moorlands 
and some part 
of Derbyshire 

Persons quali- 
fyed for y"^ 
ministry & 
not yet fixed 


would bring it to once a week . but . 
can not 

Is a Lecture euery fortnight, they 
allow 8^ but its feared will faile 
without help 

They haue a Lecture once in y^ 
month their allowance is 5 or 6'. 
yet haue a Lecture euery Lords 

Neer Uttoxcester they haue had a 
constant Lecture euer since the 
ejection. And Since Liberty was 
first indulged they haue en- 
deavoured to bring it to Uttox- 
cester, hoping seuerall of the towne 
might be brought in, but they are 
disappointed, and discord arriseth, 
betwixt those of the towne and 
those of y*" Countrey, though y" 
Country is the greater number, 
and they would Sett it up in 
Thorny Lanes againe but want 

A part of a countrey i6 or 20 
miles distant from East to West, 
and about soe many from South 
to north, one of the barrenest 
part and darkest corners in Eng- 
land as to y° meanes of Grace, 
it is humbly desired it may be 
considered, see y^ case att large 
in N? 84 and 85 

Seabridge w':"" in a mile of New 
Castle are designing to Sett up a 
meeting can but raise 1 6 / p'' annu : 
desire help See y° case more fully 

A great towne began their meeting 
w'.'' a week-day Lecture and raised 

m'' Wood hath 
among them 
& is well liked 
they haue 
found out 
Chapell w'='' is 
1-4. mile fr6 
Vxeter & 8 
mile fr5 any 
other would 
haue 8'or ■ 10/ 
work for an 

p Morris 

Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 



5*^ a day, afterward they rat's 
ceased their weekly Lecture & 
mett on Sabboth dayes, and chose 
one m" Dan: Greenwood for their 
Minister, whom they allowed 20 / 
per annum, but Seuerall of their 
contributers removing their habita- 
tions their 20 / is reduced to i 2 / 
per annum & out of y' the Rent 
of y' meeting-house is to p'' & are 
like to be destitute without some 
m'' Greenwood is gone from them 
for want of a Subsistance they 
desire an augmentation of i o / per 
annum lesse will not do 




[69] Ministers 
y' haiie a 

M'- Nath: ■ 


M'^ Weaver 

M"^ Sam: Sprint 

M^ Sam: 
'I'omlyns Sen' 

M' Chandler 

M' Earle 
M' Wells 

M"' Martin 
M' W" Lee 


At Southampton — hath Some Estate 
of his own and 30 / p"' anu 

Of Crundaile has a good Estate of 
his owne, alwayes refused any 
recompence from y^ people laid 
down by reason of persecution 

Preacheth att Andover and Winton, 
has a Small estate of his own, 
and a low ministeriall maintenance 
— 16 / p' anu 

Preaches att Andover and Whit- 
church, hath some competent 
Estate of his own, and but a Small 
ministerial maintenance 

Of Faram hath a competent main- 
tenance £^0 p' anu has many 
children and its hard with him 
though 30 / p"' anum 

Att Gosport has a Competent \ 
maintenance promised has 40 / V 
p"' annum as p'' N° 106 J 

Att Nuport in y^ Isle of Wight has 
a Small Estate of his own, and 'j 
a low allowance from y'^ people >■ 
20 / p'' anu as p"' N° 106 J 

Of Newport has a Competent Estate 
of his own 

Of the Isle of White, hath a Com- 
petent Estate & 30 / p' an 

att Winchester 
16 I p' 

att Andover 
30 / p' 

at Whit- 
church 16 / p"" 



Ministers that 
may want 

m" Tho: Warren 
m' John Hooke 

M'^ Clearke 

M-^ Rob^ 

M' Fowles 

M' Nicoletts 
M'^ Jn° 



[70] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
oportunity of 

An ancient and learned man as ] 
any in y' County 70 yeares old 
and has a wife and children not 
disposed of as p'' N° 106 

Att Rumsey has but a poor main- 
tenance 16 / p"^ anu 

Of Batingstocke has very little if 
any thing of his own Estate, and 
but Small recompence of his 
labours from ye people there 

Att Portsmouth hath but little of^ 
his owne, and noe great mainten- V 
ance from the people. 20 / p'' anu J 

Att Froddingbudge, hath but a " 
Small maintenance and but 
very little of his own & hath -30/ 
beene a Sufferer has a wife 
and severall children 

Att Southwick preacheth at Peters- 
field and hath but a Small Estate 
of his own, and a low recompence 
for his labours 

Of Havant hath a Small maintenance 

Of Alton hath some Estate of his 
own but not Sufficient to maintaine 
him, his allowance Small 20 /p''"] 
anu a young man, has many [ 
children, and goes hard with him J 


hee lives w"" 
y= L: Hook 
ye people of 
are desirous 
hee should fix 
with them 

M'^ Jurin 



Kingsclere they 
go to New- 
bury as p' 
N° 1 06 

Dounton , 
Limington a 
and Ring- 

Winton and '1 
Whitchurch - 
see N I 54 J 






5 Miles from Newbury has beene a 
good meeting but m'' Auery Some- 
times minister there being dead, 
are destitute, at times y" gifted 
men of y' Anabaptists preach, but 
haue promised to desist when a 
Minister is Settled there 

haue noe Settled Ministers for y^ 
present, att Limington the main- 
tenance is Small, att y" 2 other 
places they can raise at each place 
aboutjo/p' annum, att Ringwood 
£^2 p'' anu 

There is preaching but one a Lords 
day in a fortnight because they 
can make up but a Small main- 
tenance, and ministers are Scarce 

A meeting might be raised if a 
minister were Sent thither 

There might be a greater meeting "\ 
if there were a Settled Minister ^ 
and a Competent maintenance J 

There might be a meeting Some- 
times and in other Villages in y^ 
Countrey on y° week dayes if 
ministers had, any Supports 

No meeting being able to raise little 
or nothing see N° 154: — an ace' 
of Whitchurch and Peterfield — 
see also N° i 5 5 : — 

They want a minister are able to 
raise 50 / or 60 / p"' anij 



[71] Ministers 
y' Iiaue a com- 
petent Supply 

M'- Cradock 

M' Milway 

M'' A Fairfax •■ 

M'' Langston & 
m' Harris 
Supply the 
other Congre- 
gation att 
Ipswich — 

M'^ Petto 

M' The: 

M"^ Bidbanck 

M' Sam': 

M^ Jn" Mann ing 

W Smith 

M' Francis 


Att has a large Estate 

St. Edmunds 

Att Bury a Cong. There is another 
congregation Supplyed by Severall 
ministers, provided for 50 / p' an 
they allow 50 / 

Att Ipswich A every other Lords day 
or oftener, and a Lecture every 
fortnight, they are able to provide. 
M'' ffairfax is alsoe each other 
Lords day att Needham markett, • 
and a constant weekly Lecture, has 
from y" town, though w* much 
difficulty 20 / p'' anu. poor 

10 Children and 2 his wife has 
Att Sudbury, able to provide Seuerall 
child: estate uncertaine N° 129 
they allow 45 / p'' an 

AttDeberham has 30 /p' anu a Single 

man very young 
Att Woodbridge, able to provide 50 / 

p"' anu 

Att Wallpoole, D° 

Att Peasevall. D° very little estate 

if any a wife and diverse children 
Att Framlington, able to provide 
Att Wrentham able to provide a 

good estate 

offered to 
Att Clare, they a allow him 2 5 / p' 

anu in money & 5 / otherwise but 



M'- W"' Folkes 
. and M'^ Jn° 
Meadowes x x 

uf Jn" Langston 
m"' Fra 
nn'' Ja: Vortier 
Of vf Harris 

Ministers y' 
want Supply 

m' Jn° Fairfax 
aged 6^ 


he would A stay, soe they are 

m'' ffolkes is disabled has some estate 

and children chargable 
Their circumstances not related xx 

hath a large estate 


D" Keeling a, Single man . 24 yeares 
old Chaplaine to a Gentlewoman 
m'' Jam: Volier, aged about 60 : 
noe wife, som children, temporal 1 
estate 20 / p"^ anu : by reason of 
Sickness has lost his opportunity 
of preaching once 

W. Wright has a wife by whom hee 
has Some temporall estate not 
much . a Chaplaine. 

Att Needham Market, y° people 
very poore, and cannot but with 
great difficulty and doing beyond 
their ability raise 20 / per annum, 
preacheth a weekly Lecture, and 
more than one third part of y' 
Sabboths througout y^ year Sup- 
plyes other places, they craue 
Some assistance, and y' rather 
because there is no other assembly 
Supplyed by Non: Con ministers 
w"'in Six miles of it a wife & 
4 children aged 66 yeares — 10 / 
p' anu 

a further request for m'' Fairfax 
N° 114 

a month at 

m" Slauter 
desiers Some 
thing may 
be Alowed 
m' Fairfax 
That Soe a 
person may 
be constant 



M"- Ja: Waller 

^M-^ Tobias 

M"^ Jn° Sasheild 

M^ Steph: 
aged 56 

m' Plumstead 

m" Salcald 

m"' Hen: 

Att Hunston, preaches a weekly 
Lecture, allowance 3 /or 4 / p"' an- 
num, a great concourse of people 

3-ged 55: a wife and 3 children : 
one at Cambridge S / p"^ anii 
temporall estate Supplyes alsoe 
by turnes att Ipswich. . 

Supplys by turnes att Ipswich aged 
64 : very infirm w"' y^ gout. 
Some little temporall estate a 
wife & 6. or 7 children 

Att Badwell, a poor place has an 
estate of ^o / p'^ annu 

has a wife & 4 or 5 children see 
also 129 

Att Haverill, a poor place see alsoe 
N° 129 

Noe Estate a Single man att Wren- 
tham 30 / p"^ anu 

Some Estate, a wife and divers chil- 
dren att Walsham in y"^ Willows, 
hath not att most above 10 / per 
annum maintenance poor ancient 
and infirm 

Of Southwold by the Sea, y" people 
being much decayed in their trade 
by the present warr, altho' they 
doe their utmost willingly, are not 
able to raise above 20 / per annum, 
if hee be unable to preach hee 
receives nothing for y^ day, be- 
cause the maintenance is raised by 
collections att y" meetings, hath a 
Quartan Ague, 3 or 4 small chil- 
dren, his wife has a hectic fever, 
want money to discharge the 
Apothecaryes bill. see N° 152 
see alsoe N? 43 in 1691 

^has 10'' per 
day in his 
turne at E: 



m'' Jn° Manning 

[72] Places y' 
had and where 
there may be 
oportunity of 


Att Neiland 

East Bergholt 
Att Beccles 


Of Sibton, very aged yet preaches 
every Lords day, the people much 
impoverished not able to raise 15/ 
per annum, his wife 12 I p' annum 
has expended 70 / on account of 
his Son, and borrowed money see 
N° I 5 2 see alsoe 


A market Towne an ill Minister in 
y" publick no meeting neere it, for 
5 miles round, exceeding poor, if 
a good Min"' were Settled there, 
great good might be done 

A meeting Supplyed by Severall 
ministers as they can procure 
them, whom they allow 10^ p'' 

Supplyed after y"" Same manner, a 

poor towne 
Their Pastor is lately dead y' meet- 
ing kept up by a combination. 
Supplyed by Severall, on w' terms 

not known D° 
A large towne, well peopled, but noe 

good preaching in it or about it 

see alsoe N° i 5 7 
A large towne, noe meeting in it, or 

neere, but pretty good preaching 

in y' church at present 

N? 43 in 1 69 1 

D' Samson & 
M' Jurin 

see alsoe N? 
162 : & 179 

allow 50 / 
allow 50 / 

;«'■ Williamson 





Long Melford 



Kittle Barson 
About Glens- 
Hargraue and 



Noe meeting in it, and but once a 
fortnight or month in y*" Church, 
y" town but poor and not very 

A very poor towne, lately burnt can 
scarse raise 1 5 / p"' anu main- 
tained by 4 or 5 ordinary men 
on-ly for publick good assistance 

Is a populous place, affords (w"*" 
adjacent townes) a great Congre- 
gation, can give 25 or 30 / p' anu, 
wants a minister, desired M' 
Wright, to Settle among them 
but hee inclines rather to Catlige 
in Cambridgsh: 

Allow lo"" p" day 

A meeting kept up by combination 
allow 10^ a day 

Maintenance very deficient 

A Lecture very desirable 

Att both these townes, there are Some 
honest people y' would gladly haue 
an honest able preacher to come 
now and then to instruct them, if 
they knew how to incourage him 
see N° 160 

A dark corner of y^ countrey, where 
providence hath opened a door 
for y° Gospell to be preached, y^ 
people are very poor not able to 
raise aboue 12/ per annum see 
N° 19 : — in 1691 

Desire y" Same fauour in Supporting 
y^ Gospell as is given to Bungay 
and Ai, godlyness formerly flour- 

m"' Williamson 
the mainte- 
nance small 

lately burnt 
down see N° 
162 : 



John Goodchild 

ised there, but now there is great 


profanness. but two that are of 
any ability to carry on such a 
work, they doe something one 
L"*^ day in a fortnight but desire 
— N° 3 5: 1 69 1 it euery L"^' day — 
Proposed May y" 23° 1692 by m" 
Jn° Langstone, as a young Student 
See more at large in N° 75 : — 



[73] Ministers 
y' have a Com- 
petent Supply 

M"" Jn° Wood 

M' W"" Bicknell 

M' John 
Chester & 
M" Jn" Far- 


Ministers y' 
want a Supply 

M' "Sam:' Hall 
aged 28 : — 

M'' James 

M"- Fish 

Att Dorking, hee gives noe account 
of his circumstances. 

Att ffarnham, ejected 62. aged 56, 
has 5 children, about 200 auditors, 
and would be greater were it not 
y" Bishops seat, his maintenance 
for his work and house (where y' 
meeting is constantly kept) 10^ 
p"" Lords day and no more 

Att Guildford, m' Chester Supplys 
3 dayes of y^ month and M' ffar- 
roll (aged 70 yeares) Supplys y' 
fourth, auditors near 400. y^ main- 
tenance exceeds not 10^ p"^ Lords 
day, y° people desire m"^ Chester 
wholly to Supply them, but will 
nott unless y' maintenance be 

Att Godalming, where some meane 
persons haue Sett up a meeting, 
and the Charge lying upon a few 
is too heavy ' 

his maintenance is 10^ p"^ Lords day 

Att Reigate has but at most from 
his people 14 / p' anu see his case 
at large in 

Att Okley. his incouragm' is not 

I lO 








Rob' Fish 



[74] Places y' 

had or where 
there may be 
an oppor- 
tunity of 


Att Billott, or 
att Waltham 
on y^ Thames 
Att Cranly 
or Att 
Ewhurst — 



Att Horley, his encouragm' very 1 
little more than M' Waters / 

about darkinge. M' Meade. 

at Guildford, (as aboue.) 

Of Oakley, hath about 50 communi- 
cants, very poore, doe not con- 
tribute aboue 12 / per annum in 
Such things as the Countrey 
affords, but little or no money, is 
possessed of an Estate of 20 / per 
annum, but incumbred with debts, 
aged 56 yeares, has a wife and 
7 children to maintaine — 


Some mean persons liaue sett up a 

If a meeting could be Sett up in any 
of these places its probable there 
would be a considerable number 
of hearers 

A parish where m"' Bures resided 
manyyeares and constant preached 
now destitute of a Settled Ministry 
only for want of maintenance, y*^ 
people are a thirsty people for 
y" word, it is to be wished, y' an 

M' Mayo 


I I I 

Young Students 

M'' Lee 

augmentation of 20 / p'^ annu were 
given to "that people, and y' m"^ 
Farroll would sitt down with them 

Vnder y^ Instruction of m" Tho: 
Rowe, whose father being disabled 
by the warrs, can noe longer 
maintaine him there, but must be 
forced to putt him to some other 
employment, if some supply be 
not siven him 

I 12 


[75] Ministers 
y' haue a 

M' Troughton 

M' Benj 

M' Mortimer 
M' Hallet 


M"^ Fish. 'i 

M' Whiston | 

M' Newton. { 
M'' Bennet J 

M' Lob. Juo' 

M' Bennet Juo' 

M"' A Hammond 


Att Arundell a maior towne, a young 
man well reported of, a consider- 
able Congregation, has 20 / p"^ an 
as saith N° 30 has 25 /by the 
yeare, need assistance 

Att A Greensted and Hapsfield has 

himselfe given an account of his 

assistance needfull 

circumstances to D"" Annesley a 

a country village for a time 
needs a Settled minister 

Att Lindfield, a an aged Nonconform- 
ist, his hearers of the meaner Sort, 
has 30 / p"" annum 

Att Petworth, a worthy ejected 
min" 2 5 / p"' anii the highest main- 
tenance is 30 / p"^ annum as by 
N° 69 

Ejected ministers M"^ Newton — 
Att Lewes the shire towne, has 
a congregation, y^ maintenance 

Chaplaine to m'^ Becher at mayfield, 
but exercising his ministry among 
the people of the place 

Att Framfield, Walldown & Warble- 
ton, lately a conformist, but now 
throwing aside his Conformity 



M"' John 

M^ John 


M' Jos: 

M' Tho: 


M"^ Jn° Buck 
M' Jn° Crouch 

M^ John Mills 

Ministers y' 
want Supply — 

M^ Geo: White- 
marsh may 
att Shoreham: 
in great 

M'^ Merner 

Of Ashling near Chichester, noe 
certaine knowledg of his State 

Of Salvington, exerciseth his ministry 
noe where, few places need it more 
than where hee dwells. 

Att Lewes, has a Congregation, his 
maintenance competent 

Att Burwash, keeps a Grammar 
School, preacheth gratis occasion- 

Att Chichester has a Congregation, 
y'^ maintenance Supposed comp' 

Of Lewes, preacheth occasionally 
— his circumstances not known 
Supposed to be competent 

Of Helingleigh, preacheth gratis at 
Seuerall places, is worthy of Some 
Settled place and Encouragment 

M'^ W" Tirry — Att Hasting, a 


place of great opposition 40 / p'' 
annum — not too much for y*" minis- 
ter to receive, but more then y*" 
people can raise by one halfe, ■] 
particular concerne for this place Y 
is desired by Tho: Barnard. J 

Att Brighthelmstone, has a numer- 
ous Congregation consisting of 
400 auditors, y^ people very poore, 
not aboue 20 / p' annu and y' like 
to decrease not aboue 16 per 
annum, used to raise a great 

Att Medhurst in y' west part of y' 
County, an ancient Nonconformist, 
to whom an Additionall Supply 
would be wellcome has 20 / p' 

an aged mother 
that he keepes 

{and nothing 
else to Hue 
vpon see N? 
46 in 1691 



M' Joseph 

M' Joseph 

m'^ Tho: 


[76] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
oportunity of 



ff or sunt 
whoever is 
placed here 
had need of 

Att Burwash, has a Small Cchool, 
preacheth at Some Stated times 
att Helingleigh, maintenance Small 
and uncertaine 

Att Lewes keepes a Grammar School, 
has little Encouragm' aged preach- 
eth Occationaly in Lewis 

Att Framfield about eight miles from 
Lewis, lately a Conformist, travells 
3 or 4 miles on a Lords day to 
preach and Sometimes Six miles, 
the people (though their hearts are 
inlarged), yet not able to main- 
taine a minister to fix w'"" them, 
hee has nine children, cannot 
Subsist w'*" out some assistance, 
allowed 10 / per annum Aug' 31° 
1 69 1 


A Markett towne at present destitute 
of any fixed minisT could one be 
sent among them its hoped there 
might be a considerable congrega- 
tion, but y^ contributions at least 
at present would be very Small, 
might be beneficiall to neighbour- 
ing places. 

M' Meade & 
M'' Cockerell 



Stenning and 
not aboue 5 
miles distant 


the same as above 

Att Seaford, 

Stenning & 


Persons quali- 
fyed for y" 
ministry and 
not fixed 

M' Joseph 
Bennett Juo'' 

Where could a Minister be fixed its 
hoped much good might be done, 
one minister might Supply both. 

And Stenning as aboue. both places 
offer 20 / p'' annu 

The remotest of w'^'' places are 3 
miles Distant, destitute of a 
minister cannot well raise 20 / p'' 
annum, a minister placed there 
might occasionally try to give 
enterance to y^ Gospell at Bourne, 
to a people who are strangers to 
these things. 

Labour under great feares of loosing 
y'' Gospell, desire Something con- 
siderable towards y^ maintenance 
of a Minister being uncapable of 
giving any competent maintenance 

M'' Merner being dead, are destitute 
of a Minister desire a Minister 
and Some assistance, not being- 
able to raise aboue 1 8 / or 20 / per 
annum at most 

Hastings and Battle a meeting alter- 
natly sett up by m"" Tho: Barnard 
hee has beene there ^ of a year : 
another meeting is att Seaford 
and sonee other places neare, can- 
not raise aboue ill per annum, he 
desires assistance towards y'' Sup- 
port of the Gospell in these places 

Is in a private family at y'^ towne 
of Mayfield, and sometimes 
preacheth there, is very fitt for 
more publick and constant em- 

see alsoe y^ 
case of 
stated and 
in N;° 174:- 


Proposalls Very good Service may be done in 

Sussex by a cautellous & prudent 
proposal! of the removall of Some 
Ministers from places less proper, 
to those that are more proper for 
M' Jeakes who preached gratis at 
Rye is lately dead, its feared the 
Gospell will loose its little hold in 
y' place 

[77] Ministers 
y' haue a 

Jlf Tho: Taylor 

M'' Josiah 

D' Long 

M' Fincher -v 
and M"' i 
Baldwin J 

M' Turton 

Mj Sanders a 

M' John Porter 
W Heycock 


upon Avon ,■ 
W Porter J 

M' Vincent 

M'^ Showell 
M' John Bunn 


In Ca»ibri(igi\ lias ^o I p^ ami: they 
Sand in need of an Assistant and 
propose to raise so I p'' anu and 
desire an allowance of 20 I more 
for some time 

Of Coventry well maintained 

Att Birmingham, of one Congrega- 
tion well provided for. each of 
them 30 / p'' annum 

Att Birmingham of another Con- 
gregation well provided for 

Att Bedworth neere Coventry, pro- 
vided for by his people 

Supplys 2 Lords dayes in a month 
att Stratford upon Avon 

Att Alcester whose people doe what 
they can but feare y'^ continuance 
of Subscriptions, desire Some help 

Att Stratford upon Avon, the few- 
ness of those that are capable of 
contributing makes their provision 
small some additional 1 Supply may 
be requisite 

Chaplain to y" Lady Rouse provided 
for Sufficiently 

M' Porter desires y' 10 / or 20 / may 
be allowed to make his meeting 
place convenient, and hopes they 
shall haue noe further need, y*" 
cold aire and other inconveniencies 
pinch them. 


put this on the other 



Ministers y' 
want Supply 


M' Wright 

M' Sanders 

M-^ Worth Sen"' 
M' Worth. Juo' 

M' Showel, y"^ only minister left in 
Coventry Since y° death of D"^ 
Grace and m' Bryan hee is infirm 
deafish, and unacceptable to many 
of the most judicious hearers, who 
are very numerous, said to be in 
all, in y^ city and from y° Country 

in y^ Same place, there is another 
company joyned in y' Congr: way 
of whom m'' John Bunn (a very 
worthy and Learned man) is 
pastor, but soe infirm y' he can- 
not come amongst them, liueing 
out of town two or three miles, 
and very poor and few 

has preached constantly since y° first 
Liberty Jacobi 2*^' Att Stretton a 
Small Village where some con- 
version work is wrought, y° people 
poor allow but 10 / p"' annum and 
y' not certain much of his time 
taken up by another imploy to 
Supply y' defect hee is 

well provided for as by N? 50 

of Knole parish, very aged, almost 
dark, has noe people, is capeable 

of doe A little and meritts charity 

hath a Settled poor people in and 
about Bedworth their number 
about 40 or 50. preaches Some- 
times in other places for y" in- 
crease of his poor maintenance 

An aged and poor non: Con. hath 
bred up his Son to y^ ministry, 
they both Live in Northampton- 
shire, but upon y^ borders of 
Warwickshire they principally ex- 

alowed ;^io. 




[78] Places that 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 

Coventry and 
Stretton under 

Att Blewlake 
neer Knole. 
and at Small: 
rheath neere 


vpon Avon 

ercise their ministry, viz' at Rugby, 
Sowtham and other townes there- 


There is an ancient Small people 
almost lost for want of a pastour, 
who haue giuen m' John Singleton 
a Call, to Support whom has 
divided his labours betweene them 
and Stretton 5 miles distant, from 
these hee hath 20 / p"^ annum, is 
willing to giue up either if a 
Supply may be had for the other 

see a further account of Stretton in 
N? 178 

are two very considerable Lectures 
on y° week day carryed on by 
Several! ministers w* are main- 
tained by the Countrey 

A great towne, it is desired y' Some 
care may be taken about it. were 
there a minister in it (tho its 
doubted little would be done at 
present for his maintenance) there 
might be Some hopes of doing 
much Service. 

A great Towne haue disbursed above 
10 / in equipping their meeting 
place, the meeting increaseth not- 
withstanding y* greatest opposition 

M"" Faldoe 
D"' Samson 
and M' Jurin 



by Birming- 

Sutton Colefield 


is made to it. m" Porter Supplys 
it two Lords dayes in a month, 
they can but raise i 5 / p' anu and 
y' lies hard upon 3 or 4 who are 
willing to doe w' they can they 
earnest desire help, see the case 
more fully in their petition 

They have gott y" Chapell lycenced 
for Dissenters, craue some assist- 
ance without w'^'' y*" work is like 
to fall 

Haue kept vp their meeting in y*^ 
darkest times, haue no Settled 
minister, allow 7^ per diem, but 
few y' contribute to this work and 
Some of grown poor, not able to 
raise 10 I per anu: are willing to 
carry on y' work, but not able to 
provide a Min"' for euery Lords 
day, promise to give an account 
of their contributions if they may 
be encouraged. 

Desire some assistance to keep vp 
their meeting w"" out which it is 
like to fall, a willing and numer- 
ous auditory 




Ministers y' 
haue A com- 
petent Supply 

m' Benson 

m'' Darnley 

Ministers that 
may want, 


[81] Places that 
had & where 
may be Oper- 
tunitys of 


S Miles. W. of 

1691- — • 




Neare Burton, hath a Congregation 
At Kendall, for the present hath a 
considerable Company he is a 
young man, hath 23 / p Anfi they 
want a Metting house 

1690 :- 


m' Punchion, is Sending Thether (a 
hopefuU young man) there will be 
a competent prouision made for 

want of a competent liueleyhood 
may Discourage him 

there is a Well inclined people that 
long after means, but destitute 

and places adjacent, far remote from 
any meetings of Nonconformists, 
haue liued long under a careless 
Ministry, are like to perish for 

M'" Rich'' 
Stretton & 
M'' Nisbett 

aboue 20 / p'' 
annu besides 

5 / p"^ anu given 
him by the 
L'' Wharton 


Persons quali- 
fied for the 
Ministry & 
not fixed 

Persons Quali- 
fying for the 



lack of knowledge desire Some 
allowance may be afforded to 
them to incourage Some awaken- 
ing Ministers to come in their 
turns once a month, -aug'- y' 24°: 



[82] Ministers 
y' haue a 

M"' Haddesley 

M' Crofts 
M' Pemberton 

M-- Gough 

M'' fflower 

M' South 
M' Clifford 

M''' Bourne 
Af Conway 
Ministers that 

may want 


M'' Moore 
W Clifford 


Att Salisbury has about 40 / per 

Att Alton hath a Considerable estate 

Att Marlebrough hath 60 / p" annum 

Att y^ Devizes he and Brook hath 
some Estate & 30 / p'^ an: 

Preacheth once a month at y^ 
Devizes and one at Chepenham 
and one at Causam and at other 
places hath some Estate 

Of Hunnett has a pretty good Estate 
of his own 

Preaches at Severall places, is Sup- 
posed to have but an ordinary 

Att Colne 

Att Malmsbury 

Att hungerford has but a small 

Preaches at Seuerall places has but 

an ordinary maintenance 
Att Colne has not aboue 10 / p' anum, 

has many Children. D' Annesley 
Att Malmsbury is very poor. D'' 




m'^Jont Rashley 


[83] Places that 
had & have 
where there 
may be opor- 
tunities of 


Brook & 



Person quali- 
fyed for y' 
ministry and 
not iixed. 

Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 

Itinerant, who has near 20 years 
Hved obscurly in a little towne 
called Lydyard about 10 miles 

— agoe 

from Marlbrough about 

he removed and now dwells in 
a Cottage of 20"^ per annum has 
not had above 12/ per annum for 
preaching for soe many yeares. 
see his case in 92: 


Are Supplyed by seuerall Ministers 

Not well able to keep up and main- 
taine a constant Ministry wih 
without some assistance, there is 
no Nonconformist meeting but w' 
is amongst them from Abergaynie 
to Glocester, w*^** is 30 miles 

M' Mayo and 
M' Powell 



m' Dangerfield 
Stephen James 


Att Marlebrough, willing to be or- 
dained m'' Pemberton y' minister 
there glues him a good character. 

The Son of a poore man a Shoe- 
maker in Colne, who is not able 
5 /per annum 
to allow him above a the Conform- 
ists would haue Mantained him 
at Oxon if they could haue per- 
swaded him to be entred there, 
hee is a very diligent pregnant 
hopefull youth and well inclined, 
above 1 6 yeares of age. 

1 26 


[84] Ministers 
that haue a 

M' Tho: 

M^ Badland 

M"' Dan: Higgs 

M"^ Spilsbury 
M"' Jn5 South- 
Ministers that 
may want a 

W: A Ward 

Jlf Blackmoore 

W Blackmore 


Att Kiderminster hath an estate of 

his owne & Contrib 
Att Worcester has an estate and 

Att Bromsgroue parish hath an 

Estate & Contrib 
Att Bromsgroue hath a Competencie 
Att Dudley where hee is pastour, 

preaches elsewhere 

Att Farshor, a Single man. has not 
aboue 5 / p"^ anu from y^ peope, and 
one Gentlewoman gives him his 

In Worcester, W. Badland who 
preacheth there being very ancient 
and almost past his labours, tis 
thought fitt y' M' Blackmore be 
incouraged to continue there for 
y^ upholding of the mini Gospel] 
in that place, as by m'' Hows 



M'' Daniel 
and m' ]n- 

[85] Places y' 
had and 
where there 
may be oppor- 
tunity of 


Vpton upon 

qualifyed and 
not fixed 

M' Peter . 

M'^ Blackmore 

M'' Tym: Green- 

M" Edw'' & 

See there state fully represented 
under their own hands April y*" 
16:1691 M' Dan: is considered 
in Southwales 


A Considerable congregation of 
people of ye town and Country 
when there is a minister to preach, 
few able or forward to contribute 
to their maintenance 

A Markett towne where would be a 
good auditory but want a minister 

From Euesham as aboue, m^ Jn° 
Safifield requests assistance in 
sending them a Minister, and 
somew' towards his maintenance. 

Of Kiderminster who also practiseth 

of Worcester 

of Bewdley 

Neere Bewdley 

These preach at'i 
Seuerall places as } 
they are desired; 
and haue opor-"j 
tunity. haue noe 
estate of theireJ 

M"^ How 



M' W" Willetts 


own y' most 
allowed them for 
preaching is ten 
shillings a day in 
many places not 
so much, and for 
preaching on week 
dayes Seldom any 




Ministers y' 
haue a com- 
petent Supply 

M' Haywood 

M' Jonas 

M-- Thomas 

M'' Prime'' 

W Tho: Sharp 

M"- Jos: 

W Isseb 

m' Rich"^ 

M'' Nathan 

Of y' younger 

M' Tho: 

M"^ Tho: Elskon 

Yorkesheir West Ridin 



A Att Coley Chappell neere halifax 

hath short of 20 / yet wants no- 
thing, not now. at Alverthorp A tier 

thorp Northouram 
Formerly Vicar at Bradford where 

hee is of use Hues comfortably 
Att Criggleston neere Wakefield 

aged 61. Hues on his own estate 
Of Sheffield trauels up and down to 

preach in Seuerall places 
Whom god hath Signally owned at 

Att Morley, a gracious man of great 

use aged 56 
Att neere Wakefield Hues 

retired aged 62 
Att Rawthmell, trains up young 

ministers, aged. 60 
Att Bolton vpon Dern preaching 

abroad at Sundry places 

These 9 aboue mentioned were 

ejected in y' yeare 62, and so 

Living at Leeds, brought up w* 

m' ffrankland Congregationall 
Pastor of a Ch: at Topliff Trained 

up w'!" m"" ffrankland 





M-'John- Holds- 
M' David Noble 
M' BaxUr 

W Math: 

M'' Abra: 

M"' Rich'' Thorp 


ArA Wright 

W Jon^ Wright 
M"^ Denton Juo' 

M' Nat. Prieskly 

M' Sagar 

M'- Kay 

M' Kershaw 
Ministers y' 

may want 


M-- W" Hawden 
an ejected 
minister in 62 

M' Richard 
Whike hurst 
ejected 62 

Liueing att Spen. preaches in Seuerall 
places, m"' Franklands Schollar 

Fastour of a Ch: att Heckmondwyke 

Of Sheffield, came out of Lancashire 
about y^ yeare 62 

Liveing in Hallifax parish, brought 
up under m"^ Ward, of great use 

Cap' Gills Chaplaine, preaches at 

Stannington Chap: Frankland scholar 

Of Hopton-hall hath a considerable 
estate yet preaches in his house 

Of A tier cliff mere Sheffield, preaches 

at Seuerall places 
Preacheth att one of m'' 

ffranklands Schollars, hopefull 
Son to m' Denton, Hues with his 

father and preacheth at Seuerall 

Preacheth once a month for m" Hey- 

wood, m"^ Franklands Schollars 
Preacheth at Aterthorp & Pontefract. 

m"" ffranklands Scollar 
Of Gummershall that preacheth for 

m'' Dawson 
In Crauen 
M'' Tinothy Jolley pastor of a church 

att Sheffield one of M' Frank- 
lands Schol: 

Formerly parson at Bradsworth aged 
72 usefull in promoting good, as 
praying, conferring, not soe cape- 
able of preaching, being defectiue 
in his Sight, hath little but what 
friends Supply w"' 

Att Lidgek in Bradford Dale hath") 
a gathered church but little main- \ 



M'' Rich: Prime 
M' Jos: Dawson 
M' Baxter 

M"' Cornelius 

M"- Shaw 
M' Th: Wayte 
m' James 


Persons con- 

Of Shefield, travels up and down to 

preach in severall places 
Att Morley, a gracious man of great 

use aged 56 
Of Sheffield, came out of Lancashire 

about y^ year 62 

At Attercliff. his condition extreamly 
necessitous, labours abundantly, 
hath about i 2 / per annum, three 
small children himselfe very infirm, 
haueing almost lost y'^ Sight of 
both eyes 



[87] Places y' 
had and where 
there may be 
oportunity of 

Topliff alias 
Wood: Church 


[ 1691 

haue continued a church above 45 
yeares, in former times they ob- 
tained an augmentation from 
Authority of 50 / per annum, w* 
is gone to Supply Deanes and 
Chapters, and 30 / Subscription 
from y^ church. of late year«s 
through the death of most of their 
aged and principal! members they 
cannot raise aboue 20 / per annum 
and feare y' continuance of that 

near Hallifax, a meeting twice a 
month, being wholly carryed on by 
i> m^ John Brooksbanke, desire 
some Supply y' it may be euery 
Lords day. many reasons urged 
on this account attested by 5 
Ministers of the County 

There is a meeting one Lords day in 
a month at y' house of one John 
Armitage a Blacksmith of Lidget 
in within y^ pish of 

Kirk-burton, a man truely gracious, 
where m' O" Heywood hath Ad- 
ministred y° Lords Supper three 
times to about 30 persons, desire 
some Supply y' they may haue a 
Minister oftner 

M' Stretton & 




Persons quali- 
fyed for y^ 
Ministry and 
not fixed 

M' Gill 

M' Piggott 
Persons quali- 
fying for y^ 

Jeremiah Gill 


Rich'' Wool- 


A dark & Ignorant part of y° 
Countrey, not able to raise aboue 
5 / per annum amongst those y' 
are able to doe any thing 

Brought up with m'' ffrankland, lately 

begun to preach not Settled 
D° unsettled 

Son to widdow Gill very poor, has 22 y' 
beene w"* m'' Jollie for Some time, 
a good Schollar, has pregnant 
parts, and a choice Spirit, has 
exercised 3 or 4 times to great 
satisfaction, wants some further 
Supply to compleat his Studies, 
and for bookes. 

his father a poor clothier is willing to 
Strain himselfe for one year more, D" 
y^ youth is a good chool Scholar, 
capeable Studious, and graciously 

Son to m' Anthony Woolhouse of 
Dublin, who has greatly Suffered D° 
in the late troubles, has a numer- 
ous family the youth is euery 
way hopefull, these young men 
are w"" m"' Jollie, is forced to 
teach a few petties to Supply 
him in his Studies w'''' hinders 
his / proficiency 



John Kings Son 
of Sheffield 

One John King a poor Cuttler in 
Sheffield has a hopefull Son al- 
most ripe for Academical Studies, 
y' w'*^ Some assistance might make 
a usefull instrum'. 




[88] Ministers 
that haue A 

Rich^ Frank- 

Nich"? Kirshaw 

Ministers that 
may Want 

Persons Con- 

[89] Places 
that had & 
where there 
may be Oper- 
tunity of 


3 Miles. E. 
from North 



Yorkeshire. North Riding 

At Crauen A meeting in his howse 

& Teacheth youthes 
At Pasture howse, A young man, A 

numerous Congregation 

Yorkeshire North Riding 

The Lady Brooks Chappell, m'' Tod 
of Healey, m'^ Ward of York, she 
getts to Supply the Lords day by 
turnes, but desiers a fixed Minist"^ 

m' Frankland Sometimes Sends 
Young Ministers to preach they 
Very much desier to haue one fixed 
among them 

Desireous of the Word and Many 
people come in 



M' Stretton 



York City 


Persons Quali- 
fied for the 
Ministry & 
not Fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for y° 

m"^ Owen 

m' Baddie 

Tho: Binson, 
John Tayler, 
Ja: Mitchill 
Tho: Dickin- 
son, and Jn° 

Spink and 


D? m"^ Whaley often imployed w'^ 
great Successe 

Where m' Ward preaches once in 3 
weekes has a considerable number 
of people, but are not able tomain- 
taine a minister of themselues 

There is only one meeting In- 
couragers very Barren, where m": 
ward preaches 3 Lords dayes in 
y' month 

Slait Burn 




Holderness — see m' Charls account 
in N? — 153- — 


Fishlake and y'^ adjacent townes are 
Some very Serious people not able 
to bear y' charge of the work, 
desire Some assistance for continu- 
ing the Gospell in soe necessitous 
a place, one m'' Perkins their 
minister as I suppose 

Best known to m" Stretton, they be 
uery hopefull 

With m"' Franckland, there Relations 
are able to doe little for them and 
are much put to it in what they 
do, haueing gott little Supply from 
Others, exept Dickson & those 

Two poore Youthes fr6 NewCastle, 
Taken Care of 





Sons of Ministers who haue Seuerall 
Children neither of them complayn 
much tho their burthen may be 
great Enough. 

That an anuall Stipend might be 
Sett apart w'^ respect to places 
that want it. by those in the 
Ministry & by Young men much 
blessed worke might be done for 
poore Soules, Or if could preuaill 
w"" the .K. & Q. that any p\ of 
the Pention Setled by .Q. E. on 
Itenerary Preachers in y^ Northern 
Counties might be. Imployed this 



[90] Ministers 
that haue a 

S. Charles 

Rich^ Astley 
m'' Foster 
m"' Mitchell 
m"" Shaw 
m'' Baiock 
Jn? Humphryes 

Ministers that ] 
Want Supply J 

Persons Contri- 

[91] Places 

that had & 
wheire their 
may be 
of Religious 

The Closes 

Yorkeshire East Riding 

At Kingston sup Hull Ejected in 

At. D? 
At. Beuerley 

At Cottingham, a young man 
At Swanland 

At South-caue formerly a Conformist 
At Bridlington Say's-he-came out of 

Oxfordsheire. NB. 
2 . or . 3 . of the aboue poorely -pro- 

uided for 

Yorkeshire East Riding 

A Gentlewoman of a larg Estate 
desiers helpe, haue sent to m"' 

m'' Joseph Dawson Minister, has had 
a very little recompence for his 
great paines, has 6 sons now 
grown vp to be disposed of abroad, 

M"' Stretton 





Persons Quali- 
fied for y^ 



four whereof hee designes for y^ 
Ministry, one whereof is a godly 
useful! Minister, another w* m'' 
Frankland. and y' two youngest at 
home ready to be sent abroad for 
University learning 

Where a worthy person, this last 
Summer at his own charge has 
built a meeting place (w"^^ is certi- 
fyed at y^ Quarter Sessions for y" 
County, hee will settle 10 / per 
annum for y" future, and nothing 
by any body else, there is a 
numerous Auditory, most of them 
poor Miners, m"^ Holland a young 
man unmarryed, educated by m"" 
Frankland Settles among them 
who has given him a very good 

Hartford — near Richmond, desire 
some assistance, if it were but 5 / 
or 6 / per annum 

In y'^ parish of Betley near Leeds 
and Wakefield, the Auditory 
numerous . but of the poorer sort, 
can raise noe more than 18/ per 
annum, their Minister pays 40^ 
rent for his house earnestly begg 
some assistance, see their case N° 
41 . 1691 

Distant from Doncaster three little 
miles, Seuerall Countrey townes 
within a Mile of it, some less, viz' 
Armthorpe, Long Sandall, Barnby 
Dun, and Hatfield 2 miles, the 
Assemby increaseth Sz; would con- 
siderablely if constantly Supplyed. 
Madam Rokeby (who has laid out 
her Selfe beyond her ability to 



Persons qualify- 
ing for the 


Sett up a Lecture) has gott her 
house Registred for a Meeting 
place for a Congregation of 
Protestant Dissenters. 



92] Ministers 
that want 

M"- Dan: 

M"- Hugh 

M' John Owen 
of Wrexham 

North Wales, q* Flint, 
Denbigh, Carnaruan, He 
Anglesey Merioneth, Mon- 


Lately ordained preacheth in 2 or j 
places in y'-. County and some times 
in Merionethshire, his congregation j 
poore and small J 


Preacheth in j or if. assemblies in y' ' 
County, and as many in Mount- 
gomeryshire. chosen pastor to y' ■ 
Congregation y' was formerly 
under fn'' Hen: Williams inspection J 

A tt Bala and some other parts are 
great meetings, cannot be Supply ed 
aboue ^ times a year and some 
of them not soe often 


Hath a numerous people but most \ 
of them poor, as all y"^ Welch \ 
Congregations are J 

Att Ruthin is a Lecture once a 
month supplyed by m'' fames 
Owen, where there is a Serious 
people, they call for y' Lords ' 
Supper but not yet administred 
for want of a minister ^ 

W Williams 


M' Charles 



An ejected ministry lined formerly ^ 
on a farme is now inclineable to 
undertake ^ ministry if a main- 
tenance could be had for him. 
hath y' welch tongue 


North Wales 

M"- Williams 
M^ Griffith 



[94] Ministers 
that haue a 

M' Watkin 

in stead ofjohn Powell 

M' Dauid 
Richards dead 

VM' Sam' Jones 

M'^ Rice 

^m'' Owen 
Dai vies 

Mai: Jones 
Ministers that 
want Supply 

Wales " 

Radnor, Brecknock, 
Cardigan, Pem- 
brook, Carmarden, 
Glamorgan, Mon- 

Pastor of the Church att Mynyddis 
Iwyn in Monmouthshire Hues 
upon a Small estate of Seuen 
or 8 / p"^ annum, and receiues 
nothing from his people receiues 
some Small pittance for helping 
m'' Powell 

Pastor of the Church at Merthyr in 
Glamorganshire hath not beene 
yet burthcnsom to his poore Con- 

Pastor of the Church at Kildeydy in 
Glam'shire D° 3 Children 

Att Aberllynvy in Brecknockshire " 
hath some allowance did keepe 
Scholle had. 80 or 100. Scholers. 
and hath betake him Selfe to y" 
ministry being Called by the 
Church of w'^'' m"^ J Loyds Father 
is a member 

Carmarthenshire. Pastor of a people 
at Pall hath. 4 / p Ann fro his 
father is a Widdower hath, children 
grown up 

Dead Morgan 
W"^ & 
Rosjer W™=:- 

teach* Lern- 


M' Jn° Powell 

assistant to 
m'^ Powell 
JVf Barnes a 

V M' A Higgs 

of long good service 
in his stead 

^M"" Peregrine 

who as good does in 
his stead 

M"- ]n° 
Thomas & 
m' Tho: 

^ M' John James 

V M^ Dauid 

^W W" Evans 


Pastor of the Church at Newport 
in Munmouthshire an aged and 
Sickly man, low in y° world. Hues 
upon a small farm upon y° Rack 
rent receiues from his people about 
of 8 / p' annum 

Receiues some Small pittance for 
helping m'' Powell 

Att Swansey in Glamorganshire, 
aged and infirme, hee and his 

John Higgs 
Son A who assists him haue Some 
Small allowance 

Att Dredgmanhill in Pembrookshire 
Hues on rack rent receiues from 
his people 8 / p' annum, w" y° 
yeares and providence fauours 
them, otherwise less, wiffe, & 
Children no Estate holds a farme 

Att Rhoseygilwen in Pembrook-sh: 
y^ former has 4 / p"' anu, has not 
rec'" aboue lo^ from his people 
last yeare, the Latter hath 2 / p'' 
an and hath not rec"* aboue lo"" 

Att Cryglas in Carmarthenshire hath 
free hould 
6 / p"^ an and hath not rec** aboue 
2 o^ from his Congregation, it being 
newly raised 

Att Kanedy in Carmarthenshire has 
6 / p'' anu dureing the nonage of 
his Children hee receiues noe con- 
stant sume but some pittance w" 
they are able. 

Att Penkader in Cafmarthen-sh. 
hath 5':io^ by his wife dureing 
her life, teacheth a small private 

he is gone to 
Wost'sher , 

Bynon hath 
many Child 
and poore 



M-- Dauid Jones 
M' Dauid 

M' Hamar. 

M-^ Rob' 

a godly old man 

[95] Places y' 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 


should be in 
shire — ■ 

Persons quali- 
fyed for the 

■ Ministry and 
not fixed 

schoole. has not 

Congregations aboue 

rec from y^ 
15^ in two 
yeares time no Children 
Pen Carreg 
Att Kellans in Cardiganshire ■ 
Att Pen Carreg in Cardiganshire 
assistant to m'' Dauid Jones aboue 
Pastor of a church in Radnorshiere 

Hues well on his Estate 
Pastor of a church att Langyfelach, 

South Wales 

Jenkin Thomas Called thetherteacheth 
a Schoole 

Lewis Dauis. Called to the ministry at 
prety well to Hue 

That great populous towne has no 
meeting in it but at Conard 4 
miles Distant, and there generally 
one day in the month they haue 
none, there are in y' place a 
Serious people but very poore, de- 
sire some assistance if it were but 
5 /: if a meeting were Sett up in 
Munmouth it would quickly main- 
taine it Selfe. 9"' y*: 16''' 1691 


hath an Estate 

M-- Griffith and 
M^ Stretton 
m"' Williams 


M"" Malachy 

M"' John Jones" 

&M' Morgan 

M-^ W" Lloyd ' 

Persons qualy- 
fying for y" 

M' Jenkin 

M' Dauid 


IV" Lloyd 
W Anth: 

M"' Dauid ■ 

M' Lewis 


M' John 

M'' Jn" 



Hughes y° 

Son of a 


Morgan Dauis 
M' Lewis 

Evan Phillips 
Rice James 

In the welch part of Herefordshire 

Ancient usefull men y' assist in y" 
work of the Gospell in Cardigan- 

A blind man but sound in the faith 1 
and usefull in instructing publickly J 

in Carmarthenshire preach constantly 
and are upon their probation for 
the Ministry 

A poore young man 
Keepeth a Schoole uery poore 

In Glamorganshire constantly preach 
and are upon their probation for 
the Ministry 

A wery poore man w'*^ m"' Sam" Jones 
perfecting in Loggick 

hopefull young men that are poore 
and now in a way of Education 
for the Ministry with M' Samuel 
Jones. Pembrookshire 

In Brecknockshire in y*^ way of 
Education for the Ministry 

morgan Howell 
aged uery 

Dauid Lewis . 
liveth w"^ his 
father who 
hath Some 
free hould 



[96] Ministers 
y'haue aCom- 
petent Supply- 
Ministers that 
want Supply 

Person contri- 

[97] Places y' 
had and where 
there may be 
of Religious 


Persons quali- 
fyed for y" 
ministry & 
not fixed 

Persons quali- 
fying for y° 

Proposalls — 



5 miles from Neivbury has beene a 
good Meeting, but in^ Auery some- 
times Minister there being dead, are 
destitute, at times the gifted men of 
y' Anabaptists preach, haue promised 
to desist when a Minister is Settled 

W Jurin 

M'^ Jurin 



[98] Ministers 
y' haue a 

M-- Hugh Owen 

M' John Owen 

James Owen 
Ministers y' 
want Sup- 
ply — 

M' Dan: 

M"" Turner 
M^ Jn° 

M^ Ryn^ 



m'Sam: Turner. 
Novem: 23. — 
1691 — 

North [Flint, Denbigh, 
Wales q' Carnarvan Isle 
Anglesey Meri- 
onith Mont- 

Chosen pastor to y' Congregation y' 
was formerly under m' Henry 
Williams inspection, and preaches 
in 3 or 4 places in (y' County viz') 
Merionethshire, and as many in 

Of Wrexham, hath a numerous 
people but most of them poore 
as all y" Welch Congregations are. 

Lately ordained preaches to 2 or 3 
places in Carnarvanshire, and 
Sometimes in Merionithshire, his 
Congregation poor and Small 

preach at Seuerall places up and 
down Seuerall Counties 

Of Wrexham. Some Supply is re- 
quested for him as p' N° 37 




Persons contri- 

[99] Pla..y 
had or where 
there may be 
of Religious 

Att Bela and 
some other 

Att Ruthin 

Denbigh — 

Persons quali- 
fyed for y^ 
ministry and 
not fixed. — 

Persons quali- 
fying for y* 

In merionithshire are great meetings, 
yet cannot be Supplyed aboue 
4 times a yeare and Some of 
them not so often 

In Denbighshire is a Lecture once 
a month supplyed by m"' James 
Owen, there is a Serious people, 
they call for y" Lords Supper, but 
is not yet administred for want of 
a Minister 

hath for many yeares liued in great 
darkness, of Late a Lecture has 
beene Sett up by a good Minister 
without any incouragm' God has 
so succeeded his Labours y' y" 
people desire a Settled Ministry, 
they cannot raise aboue 7 / per 
annum, w'^'' y" Gen' that intends to 
Settle among them cannot Subsist 
on, hee desires only 15 / per 



M"' A Davis— 

M' ]n°- Lewis 


a young minister of good ministerial! 

abilities Stretton no lack 

w"" m"' Henry and w''' m' James 
Owen this winter 



In a tractate of 21st May 1645, "Independency Not Gods Ordinance," 
the author, John Bastwick, M.D., discriminates between " the Presbyterian 
Government Dependent" and "the Presbyterian Government Independent." 
The former, or Dependent, type may be illustrated by the Presbyterianism 
of Scotland, and by the kindred and derivative (though not identical) 
Presbyterianism of Ireland. The latter, or Independent, type belongs to 
England. A strict autonomy of " particular churches " associated only 
for mutual counsel and advice, \yas the basis of the Presbyterianism of 
Thomas Cartwright and William Bradshaw. Cartwright might have 
liked to invest the associations with jurisdiction, if authorised to do so 
by law ; in fact they never were so invested. Bradshaw maintained, in 
theory as well as practice, the independence of congregations, while 
organising them internally on the Presbyterian plan, the worshippers 
delegating their spiritual government to an oligarchy of pastor and elders. 
This independence, indeed, has constantly been the characteristic of English 
Presbyterianism, save during the short-lived and imperfectly achieved 
Parliamentary experiment, 1646— 1660; an experiment which has no 
exact reproduction in any modern organism. The modern and a.dmirable 
organisation (primarily of the Scottish element) under the name of the 
Presbyterian Church of England bears little resemblance to it. 

The Parliamentary Presbyterianism (adopted, for political reasons, 
as an international compact), while an exotic novelty, departed from the 
Scottish model in more important -respects than the mere nomenclature 
of offices. In England, under the Parliamentary system, the Presbytery 
was the Eldership of a particular parish {Scottice, kirk-session), for the 
congregations were strictly parochial. The Classis {Scottice, presbytery), 
called also Classical Presbytery, consisting of representatives of a group 
of parishes, gave great numerical preponderance to the representatives of 



the Laity ; each parish deputing, along with its clergyman (rarely two 
clergymen), two, three, or four lay elders. In Scotland (as in Ireland) 
the principle of an equal number of clergy and laity was adopted in all 
courts above the kirk-session. This was the principle ; in fact, owing to 
collegiate charges and representatives of Universities (not fully balanced 
by the representation of certain borough councils), the clergy in Scotland 
gained, in the higher courts, a slight numerical preponderance. In 
England, above the Classis, was the Provincial Assembly {Scottice, Synod) 
consisting of delegates from several Classes ; a court which came into 
actual existence only in the provinces of London and Lancashire. 
Delegates from the Provincial Assemblies were to constitute the National 
Assembly ; a court which never came into existence at all. Had it done 
so, it would not have been (like the Scottish General Assembly) a court 
of final appeal ; for Parliament reserved the final appeal to itself It 
should be added that no subscription was required, save to the Solemn 
League and Covenant of 1643, which defined the attitude of its signatories 
towards popery and prelacy ; nor was this subscription always exacted. 
As regards doctrine, the condition of a man's faith was determined not 
by the scratch of a pen, but by the judgment of the Classis, which took 
into careful consideration each individual case. As is well known, the 
Parliamentary attempt to set up Classes throughout the Kingdom, in 
spite of Ordinances to this effect, proved abortive. In many counties, 
as in Cheshire, there were no Presbyterian Classes. In Worcestershire 
from 1652, under Baxter's powerful guidance, and in other counties, 
unions of clergy alone, holding various theories of church government, 
met as advisory bodies, claiming no jurisdiction. Further, both in 
Lancashire and in Yorkshire, Presbyterians made serious attempts to find 
room in their organisation for Congregationals. 

On the eve of the Restoration (1660) the Presbyterian Cl2|,sses dis- 
appeared altogether. No attempt was ever made to revive them, even 
by those who still judged them to be theoretically desirable. By i 704, 
as Calarny assures us, the only considerable person of that judgment was 
Daniel Williams, D.D., who did not, however, deem it expedient to make 
then any move in that direction. Close at hand, at the time of the 
Restoration and later, was the example of the Friends, for constructing 
and maintaining, in the worst of times, a graduated constitution of great 
strength. This example the Presbyterians did not make the smallest 
attempt to follow. Reasons for this may be given. Many of the Non- 
conforming clergy, though involved pro tempore in the Parliamentary 
Presbyterianism, had acquired a liking for Baxter's " rectoral " theory. 


which made the clergyman the spiritual master of his parish. To speak 
of Baxter as a Presbyterian, as some do, is to ignore not only this fact, 
but also his resolution " never to oppose " the claim for bishops " superiour 
in degree to -presbyters." Hence he never joined in an ordination. 
Again many of the Nonconforming magnates rightly judged that their 
influence in the particular congregation was liable to be overruled in 
larger organisations. Giles Firmin, in Weighty Questions, 1692, p. 23, 
speaks of " one or two Gentlemen of Purse, Piety and Parts that stick 
close to the Minister and awe the People." The main strength of 
Friends lay in a democratic cohesion of the lower classes ; while to the 
general body of Nonconformists the retention of the upper ranks, from 
whom continued support and co-operation were to be looked for, seemed a 
prime necessity. 

Hence, after Ejection (1662) there was Presbyterian organisation 
only in particular congregations ; never anything in the nature of Classical 
or Synodical courts. All congregations were now autonomous, all were 
non-parochial. Presbyterians could no longer object to the Congregational 
polity of " gathered churches," being themselves reduced to this expedient. 
Some specialities of internal organisation remained. Having, in their 
congregations, " presbyteries " {i.e. elderships, according to the English, 
which is also, as a rule, the Continental, acceptation of the term) they 
were entitled to describe themselves as Presbyterians, if they chose to do 
so. The points of difference were not enough to preclude plans of co- 
operation between Presbyterians and Congregationals, in view of their 
common distress, and in pursuit of the evangelical aims which all alike 
held supreme. " , 

Reasons may be given for the preference shown for the term Presby- 
terian on the part of men who attempted neither Classical nor Synodical 
organisation. Most of them had taken part in the Parliamentary 
Presbyterianism, and it was natural to retain the name, expressing as 
it did the validity of ordination by presbyters. The term Independent, 
suitable enough as indicative of their actual ecclesiastical position, carried 
with it a political connotation, pointing to the fall of the monarchy, 
against which Presbyterians had protested. Calamy, in 1704, while 
frankly acknowledging that his own ideal of ecclesiastical polity might 
• be construed as " a meer Independent Scheme," yet neither adopts the 
term for himself nor in his accounts of the Ejected does he even apply 
it to Congregationals. Further, the term Presbyterian was significant as 
a verbal repudiation of the condition of chaos into which ecclesiastical 
matters had fallen, on the failure of the Parliamentary experiment. Some 


national organisation of religion was certainly the general desire. A 
modified Episcopacy, on Ussher's model, would have satisfied many, if not 
most. Baxter thought that comparatively few would have stood out 
against it. 

The Episcopal returns of 1669 report a lecture at Hackney held in 
concert by Peter Sterry, M.A., Thomas Watson, M.A., William Bates, 
D.D. (who ranked as Presbyterians), Philip Nye, M.A., George Griffith, 
M.A., Thomas Brookes, and John Owen, D.D. (who ranked as Congre- 
gationals). Accordingly, during the royal Indulgence of 1672, "when the 
Nonconformists had some rest," a Tuesday morning lecture was established 
by London merchants at Pinners' Hall, Old Broad Street, the meeting 
place of a Congregational church. Of the six divines first chosen to 
lecture in rotation, Thomas Manton, D.D., William Bates, D.D., and 
William Jenkyn, M.A., were licensed under Indulgence as Presbyterian ; 
John Collins, M.A., as Congregational ; John Owen, D.D., whose license 
is not extant, was then the recognised leader of the Congregationals ; 
Richard Baxter, who had never belonged to either party, was licensed 
simply as Nonconformist. This Lecture still exists. It testifies to 
interdenominational co-operation for over twenty years, till 1694. Since 
then it has been exclusively Congregational ; for, after the expulsion of 
Daniel Williams from the Merchants' Lecture by a majoi'ity of its 
supporters, the other Presbyterian lecturers. Bates, Howe and Alsop, 
seceded (7th Nov. 1694) to form a new Tuesday morning Lecture at 
Salters' Hall, supported by the older section of original subscribers. In 
vain did John Howe do his utmost to smooth matters down, proposing 
that the two sets of Lectures should " alternate in both Places, which 
would take away all appearance of dissension." 

A further project for common action " between the Brethren of the 
Presbyterian and Congregational Persuasion in Matters of Discipline " 
had been checked " by the Persecution raised against them in the year 
1682." The idea was renewed on the appearance (1687) of James II. 's 
specious " Declaration of Liberty of Conscience" and again dropped. In 
their Address to William III. on his accession, the Dissenting Ministers 
of London prayed him " to establish a firm Union of your Protestant 
Subjects in the Matters of Religion, by making the Rule of Christianity 
to be the Rule of Conformity." William's very brief reply could hardly 
have been anticipated, a polite promise "whatsoever is in my Power, 
shall be employed for obtaining a Union among you." 

The Toleration of 1689, granted (on terms) to Protestant Dissenters- 
without further denominational label, led to closer measures of co-opera- 


tion. To assume tha.t London was leader in this respect is to mis- 
apprehend the strength and spread of a movement for union, general 
throughout the country. Action was soonest taken in the South ; 
Lancashire came in late, and at a time when the brief duration of the 
London union was obviously reaching its term, so that while the stimulus 
of the London example doubtless had its effect, the potent force was in 
the sense of common duty and common need. A valuable record in the 
manuscript (see p. 47) tells us that already by 1690 the Ministers of 
Somersetshire, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire had for some time agreed 
upon an accommodation between Presbyterians and Congregationals, and 
had offered inspection of their Minutes for London use. They had even 
projected a Common Fund. 

( In London the first measure to be adopted was the institution (1690) 
of a Common Fund, of which more anon. Then, on the initiation of 
John Howe, M.A., a Presbyterian, came a scheme for the amalgamation 
of the Presbyterian and Congregational ministries (but the ministries 
only). These were henceforth to drop their' dividing names, and act 
together simply as "United Brethren.") For this amalgamation a precedent 
vsridely known was to be found in Baxter's Worcestershire Agreement of 
May 1652 (see p. 152). There was an earlier precedent of the same 
kind, not in England but in Ireland, which would appeal to some of the 
happiest memories of John Howe. In 1626 John Ridge, B.A., an 
Oxford man, Episcopal and Puritan Vicar of Antrim, established in that 
town a monthly conference of clergy from the counties of Antrim and 
Down, without reference to theories of church government, relying on 
counsel and suasion, and not claiming jurisdiction. Even so stout 
a Presbyterian as John Livingstone, M.A., bears his testimony that the 
deliberations of the Antrim Meeting were " sometimes as profitable as 
either presbyteries or synods." In Ireland, the Antrim Meeting was the 
precursor of the movement against subscription promoted by John 
Abernethy's famous sermon, " Religious Obedience founded on Personal 
Persuasion" (1720). This was at once attacked by John Malcome, who 
disclaimed "putting personal persuasionin the room of a church Govern- 
ment" and denounced the Non-subscribers as "our Modern New Lights," 
an expression which originally referred not to doctrine but to discipline. 
Of the Antrim Meeting, which bore such far-reaching consequences, Howe 
was a member from 1671 to 1675, and at Antrim he wrote his best- 
known work, The Living Temple (1675). 

( The " Heads of Agreement," drawn up mainly by Howe, were 
accepted by " above fourscore " ministers, including all those in and about 


London, except three CongregationalsA — Thomas Cole, Nathanael Mather 
and Richard Taylor. These objected to union with those Nonconformists 
who (like Baxter) were " for Sacramental Communion with the Church 
of England." The amalgamation, known as the " Happy Union," was 
inaugurated in the spacious Stepney Meeting-House on' 6th' April 1691, 
when its Congregational pastor, Matthew Mead, preached his famous 
sermon, "Two Sticks made One" (Ezek. xxxvii. 19). In May the 
" Heads " were published by Thomas CockeriU and John Dunton (see 
p. 163). Briefly, to sum their main points, they provided that con- 
gregations, in choosing their ministers, should consult neighbouring 
pastors, whose concurrence in ordinations was " ordinarily requisite " ; 
that " in order to concord " and in difficult cases, synods (of undefined 
composition) be held, as consultative bodies, to whose advice weight 
should be given ; and that the orthodoxy of churches be ascerta,ined by 
owning the doctrinal part of the Thirty-nine Articles, or of the Westminster 
Confession, or of its Larger Catechism, or of its Shorter Catechism, or of 
the Savoy Confession, to be agreeable to the Scriptures " the only Rule 
of Faith and Practice." 

Breach of the Union 

' Hardly had the Union been effected when, in May 1692, a theological 
controversy (on Justification) arose as a sequel to the publication (1690) 
of ancient and posthumous sermons by Tobias Crisp, D.D. Crisp had 
been forty-seven years dead when these sermons saw the light. ) A 
number of ministers vouched for the authenticity of these remains, and 
hence were currently supposed to be in accord with the views expressed 
in them. With protests and repudiations a wrangle began. The 
pith of the controversy was the subtle question whether, in the order of 
grace, repentance or faith precedes. In this dispute the protagonists 
were Daniel Williams, afterwards D.D., whose ecclesiastical preference 
was for a synodical Presbyterianism (though he had never in fact 
participated in an organisation of that kind, and had recently stood as 
candidate against Nathanael Mather for a Congregational charge) and 
Isaac Chauncy, M.A., L.C.P., Congregational in judgment. Open 
warfare was initiated by Williams' "Gospel Truth," 1692. The terms 
Antinomian and Neonomian did duty as the main weapons of offence. 
Though Williams and Chauncy, with their respective friends, signed an 
"Agreement in Doctrine" on i6th Dec. 1692, the controversy continued 
for some years unabated. The Congregationals, with few e.xceptions, 
began to withdraw (1693) from the Meetings of the United Brethren. 

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Similarly, in 1693 (probably in July) the rupture began seriously to 
affect the relations of that inner circle of Ministers and laymen on whom 
rested the responsibility of the management of the Common Fund. 
Details are wanting, for the Minutes between 26th June 1693 and' 
5th Feb. 1694/5 have not been transcribed. Evidently this was a 
period of which it was thought best to leave no record. Yet the work 
of the Fund went on. Chauncy (who left the Union on 17th Oct. 1692) 
had been absent from the Fund Board since 4th July in that year, but he 
resumed attendance on 20th March 1692/3. The last payment from it 
through a Congregational Minister (John James) was made on 31st Dec. 

1694. A year later the Congregational Fund was established, 17th Dec. 

1695. Its management was restricted to the Ministers and Messengers 
of Congregational Churches. 

It is clear that, by the end of 1694, the "Happy Union" had, so 
far as London was concerned, perished beyond recall ; though up to 
the end of 1696 efforts were still made to revive it. It did not, however, 
pass away before its "Heads of Agreement" (published in May 1691) 
had formed the basis of similar Unions throughout the country which 
continued their good work. Often known as Classes, these Unions, 
unlike the Presbyterian Classes, admitted no lay element, and were 
consultative and advisory bodies, claiming no jurisdiction, but exercising 
for a long period the function of ordination. One of these has maintained 
its existence to this day, the Exeter Assembly of Divines (1691) which 
has never admitted a lay element. Five others, now combined into one, 
survive with a modified constitution. The oldest of these five, the 
Cheshire Classis of United Brethren (1691) was, after the creation (1764) 
of a common Widows' Fund, amalgamated (1765) with the Lancashire 
Provincial Assembly (1693) originally distributed into four Classes 
(Manchester, Warrington, Bolton, and Northern) in which Presbyterian 
and Congregational Divines met together. This combination of five is 
now known as the Provincial Assembly of Presbyterian and Unitarian 
Ministers and Congregations in Lancashire and Cheshire ; it was 
augmented in the last century (1856) by a system of lay delegates, "not 
exceeding three for each congregation." These only, and none of the 
existing County Unions (of Congregationals) can cany their lineage up 
to the days of the " Happy Union." 

It is further to be remarked that the "fifty or sixty" London 

Ministers who (after the breach of Union by the withdrawal of 

"Congregationals to a separate meeting at Pinners' Hall) kept up their 

meetings, in Dr. Annesley's Meeting-House at Little St. Helen's, did so 


still under the style and title of " The United Ministers." At least as 
late as 1698, they resented the application of the name Presbyterian 
to them by their former colleagues. They were unwilling to treat 
the " Happy Union " as dead. On the other hand, Stephen Lobb, a 
Congregational brother (who had been a member of the Union), mis- 
represented them or some of them, so says Vincent Alsop in 1697, as 
" inclining to the Unitarians." In support of his charge against Daniel 
Williams of Socinianising on the Atonement, Lobb had appealed to 
Anglican Divines, who, however, deemed Williams more orthodox than 
Lobb. ' 

; The Common Fund 

The Minutes of this Fund, now in the archives of the Presbyterian 
Board, open with the following historical statement, dated London, ist 
July 1690 : — 

" The occasion and beginning of this vndertaking. 

" When it pleased God to encline the hearts of our Rulers to permit y= religious 
Liberty of Dissenters by a Law, some persons (concern'd in this present worke) 
laid to heart y*^ great disadvantages which the Ministry of the Gospell was attended 
with in England and Wales, both by y" Poverty of Dissenting Ministers and the 
inability and backwardness of many places to afford them a meere Subsistance. 

" They considered alsoe that many of the present Ministers (wonderfully 
preserved to this time) are aged, and therefore it was necessary to provide for a 
succession of fitt persons to propogate the Gospell when others were removed. 

"By the importance of these considerations they were lead, to invite a con- 
siderable number of Ministers in and about the City of London to advise of some 
methods to obviate these difficulties, and as farr as the Law allowed to improve 
this Liberty to the best purposes. 

" These Ministers judging a select number of Ministers might best contribute 
to these designes, did choose seven Ministers of the Presbiterian perswasion and 
y'= Ministers commonly called Congregationall fixed on an equall number to assist 
in an affaire thus common to all, who desire the advancement of the Interest of 
our Blessed Lord. 

"The Ministers thus appointed mett together and after seeking Councell of 
God, and many serious thoughts and Debates among themselves att last concluded. 

" I — That some due course should be taken by way of Benevolence to relieve 
and assist such Ministers in more settled worke, as could not subsist without some 
addition to what their hearers contributed. 

" 2 ly — That Provision might be made for the preaching of the Gospell in some 
most convenient places where there are not as yett any fixed Ministers. 

" 3 ly — That what is thus contributed should be impartially applyed according 
to the Indigent circumstances and work of every such Minister. 

" 4 ly — That none might be admitted to a_ share in this supply as Ministers 


but such as are devoted to and exercised in the Ministry as their fixed and only 
Imployment with the approbation of other Ministers. 

"5 ly — That some hopeful! young men might be incouraged for y* Ministry, 
and y? sons of poor Dissenting Ministers (if equally capeable) might be preferred 
to all others. 

" 6 ly — That a number of private Gentlemen should be desired to concurr 
with the foreappointed Ministers in the procuring and disposal! of the said Supply 
to the above described uses ; w*^!' Gentlemen were fixed on. 

" By these steps this happy work was begunn, w:"^*^ 'tis hoped God will see 
inlarge y! hearts of the well-disposed to contribute to and attend with such, a 
blessing, as may greatly advance the Kingdom of Christ, and give Posterity 

to adore the goodness of God in thus directing the minds of such as are ingaged 

From the fourth paragraph of this initial statement we may gather 
that the " considerable number of Ministers " originally invited to consider 
how " to improve this Liberty to the best purposes " belonged either ex- 
clusively or preponderantly to the " Presbiterian perswasion." Accordingly 
they chose seven Ministers of that class, and sought the co-operation of 
the " Ministers commonly called Congregationall," who selected other 
seven, to join in formulating a scheme for an object " common to all." 
Thus each denomination selected its own representatives, and while those 
of the " Presbiterian perswasion " constituted at that time the larger 
body, compared with those "commonly called Congregationall," an equality 
in representation was accorded. 

The scheme arrived at by joint deliberation forms the next entry 
in the Minutes, and is given below. In its preamble the application of 
the term "Established" to the "Ministers and Meetings" of Dissenters 
anticipates the language of Lord Mansfield's famous judgment. 

"Propositions agreed to by Voluntary consent of those of the Presbiterian 
and Congregationall perswasions both Ministers and Gentlemen for the better 
support of their Ministers and Meetings, as now allowed and Established by an 
Act of Parliament made the Twentyfourth of June One thousand six hundred 
eighty nine, in the first year of their Maj:'"'^ Reigne. 

" I — That all things relating to the present affaire be put into a stated and 
Regular method vpon such a foot as may be general!, and as comprehensive as 
possible, with respect to all places in England and Wales. 

" 2 ly — That ye Managers of Ministers and Gentlemen appointed for this 
matter, may be fixed to a certaine number not exceeding fourteene Ministers and 
thirty Gentlemen, and upon y= decease of any, the Vacancies to be filled up once 
a yeare, and their names to be inserted in the Entry-booke. 

" 3 ly — That seven of the said persons shall be a Quorum, whose orders and 


Acts shall be valid ; Three whereof Ministers and four private Gentlemen, or three 
private Gentlemen and four Ministers. 

" 4 ly — That the first Munday in every month att ten of the clocke is appointed 
for ye Constant meeting, of the managers, and att other times as occasion shall 

" 5 ly — That a President or Chair-man be agreed upon by the persons present 
as soon as a Quorum is come together. 

" 6 ly — That there be alwayes persons under the Denomination of a Treasurer, 
and in case of any ones decease, another to be chosen in his roome. 
■ " 7 ly — That one of the Treasurers be obliged to be present at every meeting. 

" 8 ly — That there be a person to be Writer or Book-keeper, under the 
Direction of the Treasurers, who shall be accountable for him. 

" 9 ly — That Books may be kept of all things done, and of all money rec:'^ 
and paid, viz,' a Booke of Entryes of all orders and transactions of the Generall 
managers, and such other Bookes as the Treasurers shall judge most proper & 

" lo ly — That all Letters relating to this business be brought to the Booke- 
keeper, and put vpon a file. 

" 1 1 ly — That all persons that bring in any money doe note the time when 
they rec:'' it and of whom, and the particular summe how much, which paper shall 
be signed by the same person, and put vpon a file. 

" 12 ly — That all the Minutes already taken be entered." 

The second of these Propositions was amended on 4th Jan. 169 1/2 
by inserting " at least " before " once a yeare." 

Managers of the Fund 

The fourteen Ministers originally chosen as Managers of the Fund 
are here, for convenience, arranged alphabetically under their de- 
nominations : — 

Presbyterian. Congregational. 

Vincent Alsop. Matthew Barker. 

Samuel Annesley. Isaac Chauncy. 

William Bates. George Cokayne. 

John Howe. John Faldo. 

Richard Mayo. George Griffith. 

Richard Stretton. Nathanael Mather. 

Daniel Williams. Matthew Mead. 

All these, except Williams, rank as Bartholomaeans, though Faldo 
(like Baxter) was unbeneficed at the Ejection of 1662. ) Annesley, Barker, 
and Griffith were septuagenarians. Faldo, in his fifty-seventh year, 
was the youngest of the Bartholomaean Managers, yet the first to die 


(7th Feb. 1 690/1) ; on 13th April 1691 his place was filled by Thomas' 
Cole, M.A., a Bartholomaean and a Congregational, but (and this is 
noteworthy) he attended no meeting (see Index). After Cokayne's death 
(21st Nov. 1 691) his successor in the ministry, John Nesbitt, born in the 
year before the Ejection, was appointed (9th May 1692) in his room ; it 
had been ordered (14th Dec. 1691) that the choice of Cokayne's successor 
in the management " be left to the Brethren of that perswasion," but this 
order was rescinded at the next meeting (4th Jan. 169 1/2) ; Nesbitt was 
co-opted by the Managers. Williams, it may be mentioned, was a minor 
in the year of Ejection; in that or the following year he was, according 
to his own statement, though under nineteen, " regularly admitted a 
preacher " {i.e. licensed, not yet ordained), being then with the 

On 19th Dec. 1692 (breaking Prop. 2, above) six Ministers were added 
to the existing Managers, namely three Bartholomaeans : 

Richard Fincher . John James Nathaniel Vincent 

and three others, viz. : 

Daniel Burgess Timothy Cruso John Shower. 

On 6th March 1693 Vincent declined to act ; accordingly on 3rd April 
Samuel Stancliff, a Bartholomaean, was appointed in his stead. At the 
same time Richard Taylor, a Bartholomaean, was appointed in the room 
of Cole, who had declined office ; like Cole, he never attended. James 
and Taylor were Congregationals ; all the others ranked with the Presby- 
terians, though Stancliff, according to Calamy, was " a man of no party," 
and of Fincher the same may be said. These names complete the list of 
Ministers appointed as Managers of the Fund, from its inception to the 
breach in 1693. Hence, when the breach occurred, the proportion of 
Presbyterian to Congregational, in the acting ministerial Managers, was 
no longer seven to seven as at first, but twelve to seven. 

(No list of the "not exceeding thirty Gentlemen" is given; there 
seems to have been some difficulty in making up the number. The 
Minutes up to 1693 give the names of forty-one lay Managers, proposed 
or elected, nine of whom never attended. ) The following, inasmuch as 
their names, or the names of those who replaced them, on death or 
resignation, or introduced their successors, occur in the list of the 
eighteen Gentlemen Managers selected on 5th Feb. 1694/5, after the 
Congregational withdrawal, may be presumed to rank with the 
Presbyterians : 




Thomas Abney. 


James Boddington. 
Jarvis Byfield. 
Henry Coape. 
Thomas Cockerill. 


Thomas Cuddon, 
Jarvis Disney. 
Christopher Fowler. 
Peter Hubland. 


John Jurin. 


Lucie Knightley. 
William Nicholas. 
Samuel Powell. 
Theophilus Revell. 
Thomas Rodbard. 
Henry Sampson, M.D. 
• Waytes. 

The following may be identified as Congregationals, inasmuch as their 
names (or names of those replacing them) occur in the Minutes of the 
Congregational Fund Board (projected on 25 th Nov. and established on 
17th Dec. 1695) ^s given in the Transactions (vol. v. No. 3) of the 
Congregational Historical Society : 

George Boddington. 
Jos : Bowles. 
Joshua Brookes. 


Bartholomew Gracedieu. 
Thomas Hartley, 

Thomas Owen. 


Matthew Rapier. 
Arthur Shallett. 
Edward Underhill. 

There is nothing to mark the denomination of the following : 

Richard Bury. 
Sir Humphrey Edwin. 
George Hucheson. 
Daniel Mercer. 

Joseph Thomson. 
Daniel Wight. 
Anthony Wither. 

For further particulars of these lay Managers, the Index may be 

The four Treasurers chosen (14th July 1690) were Samuel Powell, 
Thomas Hartley, John Jurin, and Arthur Shallett. It seems safe to 
assume that there were two Treasurers from each Denomination. This 
is the ground for ranking Jurin (above) as Presbyterian. Hartley having 
resigned the Treasurership, George Boddington was elected (20th April 
1 69 1 ) to replace him, but declined ( 2 7th April) to act. On 3 oth Dec. 1695 
George Boddington was appointed Treasurer of the Congregational Fund. 

On 4th Aug. 1690, William Ashhurst was chosen Book-keeper, at a 
salary of ;^20 (subsequently doubled). A rent of i^5 a year was paid to 
him for the room where the books were kept. ; 


Meetings of the Fund 

( The meetings of the Managers, and the examinations of Students, 
were held on the premises of Thomas CockeSrill, who was paid £$ a. year 
rent for the meeting-room ; in addition £2 a year was distributed among 
his servants. Thomas Cockerill, a member of Annesley's congregation, 
was a publisher, mainly of Puritan and anti-Papal divinity, also of 
educational works. He was one of the two publishers of the " Heads of 
Agreement," 1691 ;]the otherbeing John Dunton, at the Black Raven in 
the Poultry (north side). Cockerill, says Dunton, " was always up to the 
ears among great persons and business . . . yet I will do my rival that 
justice, to say he was a very religious charitable man." He first appears 
in June 1672 as an agent for procuring some of the Indulgence licences 
of that year. In July 1674, we find him sharing premises with Robert 
Morden, cartographer, at the Atlas in Cornhill, near the Royal Exchange ; 
from February 1678 till his death, he occupies premises at the Three Legs 
in the Poultry, over against the Stocks Market (now the Mansion House). 
Here, then, the Managers met. 

Cockerill was a Manager of the reconstituted Fund (1695). The last 
meeting attended by him was on i 8th May 1 696 ; his decease occurred 
before 25th January 1696/7, when his successor was appointed. 

The meetings, held for the most part weekly, on Mondays at 9 A.M., 
altered from 21st September 1691 to 10 A.M., were opened with prayer, 
not in those days a brief formality. At every meeting the President 
was a Minister, the first to preside being Matthew Mead. On 21st 
November 1692 it was "Ordered that noe Minister or Gentleman shall 
goe from this Board for y'^ space of One hour after prayer without Leave 
from y'' Chairman." 

Contributions to the Fund 

It must not be imagined that with this Fund the practice originated of 
subsidising from London the dissenting interest up and down the country. 
Very soon after 1662 we hear of such a Fund, of which William Jenkyn, 
M.A., was Treasurer. Further, the Minutes furnish abundant evidence 
both of private benefactions and of congregational collections previously 
devoted to this purpose. The object of the Fund was to induce concerted 
action, and to extend the scale of benefits. Individuals and congregations 
in London were accordingly invited to contribute their benefactions for 
administration through the Fund. Such contributions were in many 
cases earmarked, in whole or in part, for the benefit of particular ministers. 



congregations, missions, or students. Further contributions were invited 
from benevolent persons up and down the country. 

Subscribers to the Fund 

It may be interesting to give in full the first Subscription List (which 
runs from 9th April 1690 to i6th June 1691), adding from the later 
lists, additional donors, to complete the period 1690— 1692, and premising 
that the prefix " Mr," applied in the original lists both to Ministers and 
to laymen, is here omitted. As the prefix " Rev." nowhere occurs in the 
Minutes of this period (nor in later ones till the year 171 1) names of 
Ministers are here given in the humbler italic type ; their degrees, if 
known, and their Christian names, when not given in the Minutes, are 
here added. (The prefix j£ is added to mark the Bartholomaeans ; where 
the denomination is known, the denominational initial is appended in a 
smaller letter, as this was, just then, a minor matter. The sums, except 
where otherwise stated, are not mere donations but annual contributions 
promised. \ 

1690 ;^ S. d. 

9 Apr. jE Matthew Mead C . . . . .100 

,, ,, ]£ Vincent Alsop, M..K. '^ . . .100 

„ „ E John Howe, M.A. p . . . i6o 

\/,, 1, . ]E Samuel Annesley, D.D. p • ■ . 100 

' 2 1 Apr. ]E Richard Mayo, p . . . . .100 

,, „ ]E John Faldo C ' . . . . .50 

5 May ]£ Daniel Williams p (D.D., 1709) .50 

„ ., ]£ William Bates, D.D. p . -So 

5 May j£ Richard Stretton, M.A. p . . . 25 

„ „ ]E Nathanael Mather, M.A. C . • . . 40 

1 6 June ]E Richard Fincher C . . . . .50 

S May ]E Henry Sampson, M.D. p . . . . 50 

23 June Matthew Rapier C • . . . .40 

29 July Sir Henry Ashhurst, Baronet p . .10 

,, ,, Sir Thomas Lane Knt p ■ • .10 

,, ,, Thomas Foley, Esq. p .... 5 

I Aug. Leonard Robinson, Esq. .... 5 

18 Aug. Thomas Owen Esq. " Coun : att Law" C . .10 

8 Sep. ]E George Griffith, M.A. C • . 50 
15 Sep. ]£ Samuel Slater, M.A. p . . . .100 

29 Sep. ]E John Quick, M.A. p "in ready money" . . 6 2 & 

,, „ "A friend July y^ 25 " per E Nathanael Mather C . 50 

,, ,, ]£ Isaac Chauncy, M.A., L.C.P. C . . .40 

9 Oct. John Jurin p . . . . .10 









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8 Dec. )E 

18 Dec. 

■V 22 

Dec. ]E 






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£ s. d. 

2 Mar. 

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9 Mar. 


26 Mar. 

27 April 
I May 

John Bridges p . 
Philip Foley p . . . 

George Cokayne, B.A. C 
Richard Wavell, B.A. C & 
Richard Taylor, M. A. C " of Pinners Hall " 
Edward Fenwick 

Peter & James Ducane p " in ready money " 
Gilbert Nelson 
John Gardner 
Samuel Howard 

Thomas Abney p . . ' . 

" Gift from a Friend " per Matthew Rapier C 
" Gift from a Citizen " per ]£ Richard Streiton p 
John James C . . . 

Matthew Barker, M.A. t 
George Day, M.A. p 
Daniel Mercer 

"Gift from a friend" per TB John James t 
" reed from Mr Morgan Hinde " per JB Joseph Read, B, 
Vincent Alsop, M.A. p "an addition Subscrip, 
John Turner p . . 

Thomas Ro7ve C " in ready money " . 
Samuel Annesley D.D. p "an additional Subsc" " 
Daniel Williams p "an additional Subscription" 
Madam Bignall " by Mr. Matthew Raper " C 
John Quick, M.A. p "in more ready money". 
Matthew Sylvester p . 
Edward Veal, M.A. p 

Edward Grace C " of Clapham," 

John Reynolds p " in ready money " . 

Matthew [Samuel] Borfet M.A. p 

Capt. Bowman C of Wapping 

Timothy Cruso, M.A. p (to begin Xmas 1690) 

The Lady Priscilla Brookes p (promised donation) 

Joshua Brookes C . 

"A citizen" per j£ Nathanael Mather, M.A. C 

" A Gen:' donation " per ]E Nathanael Mather, M.A. 

" Gift from a person " per ]E William Bates D.D. p 

Nicholas Blakey, AI.A. p . 

Peter Martell " a gift "... 

The collection Pinners' Hall . 

"Gift from a Gen'" per E Richard Stretton M.A. p 










2 3 
p 10 



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16 June 

I 7 Aug. 

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7 Sept. E 

14 Sept. 

5 Oct. 
\/2 6 Oct. 
30 Oct. JE 

2 Nov. 

23 Nov. 
5 Dec. 
14 Dec. TB 

4 Jan. 

)? )) 

)) JJ 

15 Feb. 
7 Mar. j£ 

25 Apr. 
30 May 

6 July 

3 Oct. 

£ s. 
Mrs. Baker C " a Gift " per Matthew Rapier . . 35 

John Carey per Nicholas Blakey, M.A. p ■ . . 5 

Peter Hussie per same . . . .10 

Daniel Burgess p . • . • -4° 

Benjamin Williams, of Guildford, Surrey, a gift . 10 

Booth (legacy) per Samuel Powell p . 50 

Roger Lock ..... 5 

A Gent, in Yorks per E Richard Stretton, M.A. p a gift 8 

A Friend, per same . . . .10 

per same ...... 5 

Francis Buyer per ]£ Nathanael Mather C . -5 

A Gent:" per JE, Samuel Annesley p "a gift " . . 50 

Thomas Brand p . . . . .20 

John Ker p . . . .5 

Sir Humphrey Edwin . . . .10 

John Shower p . . . . .25 

Robert Francklin C " a gift " . . . . 55 

Bartholomew Gracedieu C • . ■ .10 

Obadiah Hughes, B.A. p . . . . 12 

John Gould . . . .10 

Timothy Rogers, M.A. p and .... 
Thomas Kentish, jun. p . . . 1 7 1 6 

Richard Bury, Alderman (promised) ... 5 

Thomas Powell p . • • • -5 

William Bereman C IE Robert Bragge, B.A. C "a gift " 10 

Widow Newman C gift, per ]£ Isaac Chauncy, M.A., L.C.P. C 5 
Sir Patience Ward "gift" per ]£ Richard Stretton, M.A. p 10 
Madam Martell p • • • .5 

Daniel Wight sen"' . . . . .10 

Joseph Thomson p . . . . .10 

This is hardly the subscription list one would have expected. It 
reveals the fact that to the personal zeal of Ejected divines was due, not 
merely the projection of a Common Fund, but also the financial 
equipment which made the project feasible. The dates show that the 
subscription list was opened nearly three months before the first meeting 
of Managers, who began their work with a subscription list before them 
amounting to £91^, representing a much higher sum (perhaps thrice as 
much) in modern money ; and more was coming in month by month. 
Seven of the Ejected subscribed sums ranging from £\6o to ;£^ioo, with 


a tendency to increase the amount ; fifteen others, sums from ^80 to 
;^lO, with the same tendency. 

The highest lay subscription, ;^SO, was from a physician, Henry 
Sampson, M.D., himself Ejected as a Nonconformist preacher, though 
never ordained ; his subscription was reduced in the following year to £20 
(raised again, later, to ;^3o). A better example was shown by Matthew 
Rapier, who kept up his subscription of £\0, and in 1691 paid ;^SO. 
Knights and a baronet did not rise above £\o, the minimum subscription 
from an Ejected divine. 

So large are many of the clerical subsciiptions, that one might be 
tempted to suppose them amounts for which these divines made them- 
selves responsible, intending to obtain them from congregational collec- 
tions, or from private friends. The list given above disposes of this 
interpretation. Throughout the Minutes, collections and gifts made 
through Ministers are kept quite distinct from their personal contributions. 
Nay, more, when funds were low, and pressing cases occurred, in several 
instances the Managers present, led by the Ministers, put their hands into 
their pockets and clubbed £\ a piece for the relief of some divine or 

Survey of Counties 

On 14th July 1690 the Managers drew up a General Letter, to be 
sent to correspondents all over the country, asking information on the 
following points : 

1. Names of survivors of the Ejected divines remaining Noncon- 
formist ; and of all others " under y'' like Circumstances," whether 
Ministers or " disposed for y' Ministry." 

2. List of settled Congregations ; by what Ministers supplied ; how 

3. List of Religious assemblies discontinued ; also of places where 
there might be opportunities of public service. 

For collecting this information, and making report to the Managers 
of all matters from persons who give account of the state of their 
counties, the " Care of the several Counties in England and Wales " 
was (on 14th July i6go) committed to the following persons. Changes 
(given here in square brackets) when not otherwise dated, were made on 
5th Sept. 1692. 

Beds — ]E G. Cokayne C [no appointment] 

Berks — ]£ H. Sampson p ; T. Cockerill p [Cockerill alone] 

Bucks — ]£ M. Mead C ; JE H. Sampson p \Mead alone] 


Cambs — B M. Mead C 

Chester — D. Williams p 

Cornwall — IE J. Howe p ; ]E Obad. Hughes p [Howe alone] 

Cumberland — iB J?- Stretton p ; J. Nesbitt C \_Stretton alone] 

Derby — T. Cockerill p ; M. Rapier t ; H. Coape p ; [n Jan. '92, T. Abney 

p vice Coape deed ; 3 Oct. '92, Abney alone] 
Devon — ^Ci J. Howe p ; ]E Obad. Hughes p \Howe alone] 
Dorset — ]E R. Mayo p ; J. Jurin p [26 June '93, Mayo alone] 
Durham — J. Nesbitt t [no appointment] 
Essex — ]Ey. Faldo C ; ]£ H. Sampson p [no appointment] 
Gloucester — ]E M. Mead C 
Hants — J. Jurin p 
Hereford — D. Williams p 

Herts — ]£ J. Faldo C ; E H. Sampson p [no appointment] 
Hunts — D. Williams p 

. Kent — ]£ T. Brand p ; EH. Sampson p []£ 5. Annesley p] 
Lanes — D. Williams p ; M. Rapier C [ Williams alone] 
Leicester — ]£ M. Mead t\"& V. Alsop p ; ]£ H. Sampson p ; M. Rapier C 

[Sampson alone] 
Lincoln — JE H. Sampson p ; M. Rapier C [Sampson alone] 
Middlesex^ — ^J. Jurin p 

Norfolk — IE W. Bates p ; T. Hartley C [no appointment] 
Northants — ]£ V. Alsop p ; T. Cockerill p \Alsop alone] 
Northumberland — E R. Stretton p ; J. Nesbitt C [Stretton alone] 
Notts — E W. Bates p [no appointment] 
Oxford — E /. Howe p ; TBM. Mead C [Mead alone] 
Rutland — E V. Alsop p ; E H. Sampson p ; E Thomas Woodcock, M.A. p 

[Alsop alone] 
Salop — D. Williams p [no appointment] 
Somerset — ^E / Chauncy C ; T. Radbor p [no appointment] 
Stafford — D. Williams p 

Suffolk — E H. Sampson p ; J. Jurin p [Jurin alone] 
Surrey — E R- Mayo p 
Sussex — E M. Mead C; T. Cockerill p [E 5. Annesley p; 3 O"- '92 also 

W. Nicholas p] 
Warwick — 1£/ J- Faldo C ; E H. Sampson p ; J. Jurin p [Jurin alone ; 19 June 

'93, E Annesley p alone] 
Westmorland — E R. Stretton p ; J. Nesbitt t [no appointment] 
Wilts — E R. Mayo p ; S. Powell p [Mayo alone; 19 June '93, E D. Burgess 

p alone] 
Worcester — E /. Howe p [no appointment] 
Yorks — E R. Stretton p 
North Wales — D. Williams p 
South Wales— E G. Griffith C [D. Williams p] 


Collection of Statistics 

With a view to the preparation of statistics, whether of resources, 
present claims, or future needs, resolutions were from time to time passed, 
as follows : 

2Sth Aug. 1690. — "Ordered, y' a List of the Ministers names in and about y^ 
City of London with the places of their ahead, be alwayes in readyness upon 
^ 22nd Sept. 1690. — "Ordered, that Dr. Samuel Annesley doe on Munday next 
bring in a List of all y= Ministers names in and about y^ City of London y' have 
not stated Congregacons." 

29th Sept. 1690. — " Ordered that the Book-keeper doe on Munday morning 
next bring in an Abstract of all such Dissenting Ministers in the Countrey (already 
returned) as want Subsisance." 

6th Oct. 1690. — "Ordered, that it is desired, that a List of the names of such 
M''inisters in the Countrey, as receive any reliefe from the Ministers in London 
together w'!" what sume they receive Yearly or otherwise, be brought before the 

" Ordered, that all such indigent Dissenting Ministers in the Countrey as 
receive any Contributions from any Congregations in this City, shall have the same 
allowance of out of this ffund, on Condition y' such Ministers as so contribute to 
them do bring into this ffund the Same Sume or more, and y' it shall be impartially 
applyed to the same persons as it used to be by the Contributors." 

13th Oct. 1690. — "Ordered, that the Book-keeper doe on Munday next bring 
in a more perfect Abstract of all the Ministers names in each severall County of 
England & Wales whose cases are most necessitous." 

3rd Nov. 1690. — " Ordered that those Ministers who have taken upon them the 
charge of the respective Counties in England and Wales, are desired to take an 
account what is allowed towards the Support of Indigent Dissenting Ministers in 
every County and that they signify the same to them." 

17th Nov. 1690. "Ordered that all Ministers and Gentlemen concerned in this 
ffund that doe Contribute to the Education of Youth either in this City or in the 
Countrey doe on Munday next bring in their names ; the Sume they Yearly con- 
tribute, the places where, and the persons names with whom they are educated." 

" Ordered that the Book-keeper doe on Munday next bring in a distinct 
account of what money is allowed to every individuall Minister in every County 
apart by themselves, and that Ministers and Gentlemen that have undertaken for 
every such County doe take care that the said sumes allowed, be conveyed and 
paid to every such Minister." 

" Ordered that the Abstract of the allowance to necessitous Dissenting Ministers 
in the severall Counties of England and Wales together with the severall sumes of 
money allowed for their support be Entred in this Booke, pursuant to an Order 
made this day for the same." 

24th Nov. 1690. — "Ordered that all Gentlemen concerned in this Fund doe 
bring in an account in writing of what they pay or allow towards the Education of 


Young men for the Ministry either in this City or in the Countrey, and that those 
that are present doe Communicate the same to those that are absent." 

i6th March 1690/1. — "Ordered that no Dissenting Ministers in or about the 
City of London shall have any allowance out of this Fond." 

I ith May 1691. — " Ordered that a Review be taken of the State of the severall 
Counties in England and Wales, of what Dissenting Ministers as well fixed as 
Itinerant, with their particular personall circumstances, are now resideing therein. 
As alsoe an account of y^ Townes or places, wherein any meetings are, with what 
allowance is given to those that Supply them. And what young men there be y' 
are educated in Vniversity Learning." 

29th Aug. 1692. — " Ordered that a Review be taken of all allowances made out 
of this ffund for the Yeare past, and that the Book-keeper doe on Munday next 
bring in an accompt of all the Ministers, "places and young Students, with the 
particular Sums allowed to them, and y' those Ministers and Gentlemen y' have the 
charge of the Seuerall Counties in England and Wales doe make a Returne vpon, 
or before the first Munday in October next Ensueing." 

The "accompt" and "Returne," here ordered, were brought in on 5th 
Sept., and entered on the Minutes. The " Returne " is a mere list of 
changes in those appointed to take charge of the several counties. 

How far the previous orders for the preparation of detailed informa- 
tion were actually carried out it is impossible to say. The Minutes 
only record the reception and scrutiny of one of these lists (ordered on 
13th Oct. 1690). It may indeed be inferred that the Book-keeper did 
bring in the "Abstract" ordered on 29th Sept. 1690 ; since on 13th Oct. 
following he was ordered to bring in " a more perfect Abstract." 
An Abstract of a different kind, namely of the allowances granted by 
the Fund, is specified in the third Order (above) of 17th Nov. 1690. 
Appended to the Minutes of that date, we find " The Abstract is 
as followeth." It is a list, arranged in counties, of those Ministers only 
to whom grants had been voted, with the amounts ; in three cases the 
Book-keeper adds, later, a marginal intimation of the non-acceptance 
of the grant. 

The Manuscript 

The Manuscript which is the subject of the present publication is 
no Abstract of this kind. It opens with a two-page list (an after- 
addition in the Book-keeper's handwriting) of sixty not fixed London 
Ministers with their residences (and fourteen Students) such as was ordered 
on 22nd Sept. 1690. The order of iith May 1691 for a "Review" 
does, however, very exactly describe the remaining contents of this 
Manuscript, which "nevertheless cannot possibly have been drawn up 
subsequently to the date of that order (see p. 172). 


After lying long neglected in the archives of the Presbyterian Board, 
this manuscript was brought to notice on 25th July 191 2 by James 
Patrick Longstaff, D.Sc, while engaged in seeking materials for his 
" Short Account of the History of the Congregational Church, Romford, 
Essex," 1 91 3. Public attention was called to the discovery in a 
valuable article by Rev. William George Tarrant, B.A., in the Inquirer 
newspaper of 26th Oct. 191 2. 

Condition of the Manuscript 

The Manuscript book consists of 46 leaves small folio, in a brown 
paper cover. Slight damage has been done to some parts of the left edge 
of the first leaf; otherwise the Manuscript is practically uninjured. 
Every page contains writing except the first and the last. In the 
printed transcript the figures in square brackets in the left margin indicate 
pages of the original, beginning with the second and omitting the last. 
That these pages reach the figure 99 is due to the following facts. A 
loose folio sheet written on three sides, relating to Herefordshire and 
Hertfordshire (paged 31-34 in the transcript) has been attached in its 
topographical place by a pin, still remaining. A loose leaf, similarly 
attached, relating ' to Lancashire (paged 41-42 in the transcript) is 
written on one side. These are of rather smaller size than the leaves 
of the book, and bear a different watermark. Lastly, there is a broad 
slip of paper (paged 66 in the transcript) written on one side, and still 
pinned on to the second of the pages relating to Somerset. The 
majority of the entries are followed by reference numbers, indicating 
the original sources from which the various items were condensed ; e.g. 
" see his case at Large in No. 92." These earlier documents are not 
forthcoming. The references may be to pages in the " Bookes," or, more 
probably, to numbers on the files of the letters, specified in the Rules 
above (p. 1 60). When they are mere numerals, e.g. " No. 6," in the 
transcript, it has been thought that it would serve no useful purpose to 
reproduce these reference numbers in detail. When introduced by 
words, as above, it was necessary to give them, in order to complete the 
sense. A general account of them, in relation to each County, will 
be found in the Index. 

Date of the Manuscript 

The Manuscript is neither all in one hand nor written all at one 
time. At least three distinct hands were employed upon it. 


The plan of the Manuscript is indicated by headings (names of 
Counties) in the earliest handwriting. In a few Counties the same 
handwriting starts the detailed information given under these headings. 
Now this earliest handwriting was at work on the Manuscript in 1690. 
That it must have begun its work earlier than Oct. 1690 is obvious 
from the fact that a later hand (the Book-keeper's) records, as living at 
Willingham, Cambs., Nathanael Bradshaw, who died at St. Ives on 
1 6th Oct. 1690. The Fund Minutes enable us to be more definite. In 
the upper corners of the folios of the Manuscript are added the names of 
the persons appointed (14th July 1690) to have "Care of the severall 
Counties." In no case (not even when, as in Norfolk, all the other 
matter is in the earliest handwriting) are these names in that handwriting. 
They are added by the Book-keeper. It follows that the earliest hand- 
writing is anterior to 14th July 1690 (the date when these names were 
selected), yet not much anterior, since this earliest hand records Robert 
Lever {d. ist July 1690) as " latly dead." 

The handwriting next in date is that of William- Ashhurst, the Book- 
keeper, who contributes the bulk of the matter contained. While the 
Willingham entry, above mentioned, proves that the Book-keeper's hand 
was at work on the MS. before i6th Oct. 1690, other entries show that 
his work on it was continued till after 6th April 1 691, the date of 
solemnisation of the " Happy Union " ; for at first he had, now and then, 
distinguished Ministers denominationally as " Presbiterian " and " Con- 
gregationall," or as P and C. Of these denominational signs some (not 
all) have subsequently been struck through, evidently owing to the 
effectuating of the " Happy Union." 

Definite proof that additions to the Manuscript were made later than 
1690 is afforded by the fact that some entries bear later dates. Some 
are dated 1691. This figure, of course, according to the old reckoning 
(used throughout the Minutes) would cover a date from 25th March 1691 
up to and including 24th March 169 1/2. Its presence, to mark additions, 
clearly shows that the main body of this composite document belongs to 
the year 1690, which then ended on 24th March 1 690/1. The latest 
year date for additions is 1692. One of these 1692 additions can be 
more exactly dated by help of the Fund Minutes. It refers to Stephen 
James, a prospective student, at Calne, Wilts, whose case was favourably 
considered by the Board on 9th May 1692, and who subsequently pursued 
his studies under Matthew Warren at Taunton. The latest fully dated 
entry is 23rd May 1692, also referring to a student, John Goodchild, in 
Suffolk ; the Minutes of that date assign him to Ipswich, where he 


studied under John Langston. This seems fairly good evidence that the 
Book-keeper's latest entries in the Manuscript were in preparation for the 
Midsummer distribution of 1692 (though the bare figure 1692 would 
cover a date up to 24th March 1692/3). 

By the third hand (or hands) only occasional notes are added ; they 
seem to be memoranda by the chairmen of meetings. These notes 
would of themselves suffice to prove that the Manuscript was a document 
in use by the Managers when making their grants for 1690. For we 
find the following entry : " Mr Sam' Coates Att Mansfield, preaches 
there one L'''' day in a m° : 8^ pr day. could 1 0/ a yeare be added y* 
meeting would be held up constantly for want whereof hee is forced to 
preach in other places." The added marginal note is this : " on condition 
to keepe the meeting Constant 8/ p Ann." The Fund Minutes tell us of 
the grant of ;^8 per annum made to " Mr Samuel Coates att Mansfield " 
on 17th Nov. 1690, "on Condition y' the meeting there be kept up 
constant." They further report on 29th Dec. 1690 that "Mr Samuel 
Coats at Mainsfield in Nottinghamshire refuseth to accept of ;^8 per 
annum on the Condition it was allowed him." So again we read in the 
Manuscript: "Mr Rastrick. Att Spalding, of a Con : turned a Non : 
Con : 30/ p' ann." The marginal note in the Manuscript adds : 
" Thankes but at p' neads not." This is explained by further reference 
to the Fund Minutes, which record that on 17th Nov. 1690 a grant of £^ 
per annum was made to " Mr Rastrick att Spalding" ; but on 29th Dec. 
it was reported that he " refuseth to accept of £$ per annum haveing no 
need of it." Need overtook him later ; on 1st May 1693 a gift of £^ was 
made to him, to be at once paid, "for his incouragment." This we learn 
from the Fund Minutes ; the Manuscript has no date' so late as this. 
Others of these marginalia can be proved by the Fund Minutes to belong 
to 1690. 

The Shorthand Notes 

There are many deletions in the Manuscript, but no erasures. All 
the words, and parts of words, crossed out are easily read. They have 
accordingly been reproduced in the transcript, and will be found printed 
in italics. Wherever italics appear in the print, this is a sign that the 
parts so printed have been deleted in the original Manuscript. 

Much more trouble was given by the work of deciphering the brief 
notes in shorthand. After trying, without success, during a couple 
of years, all the seventeenth-century systems whose printed alphabets 
were available, especially the collection by the late John Eglington Bailey, 


F.S.A. (now in the Manchester Reference Library), and after applying 
to experts whose kind assistance was given freely but in vain, the 
solution came suddenly. 

The shorthand is the one employed by Pepys in his famous Diary. 
A facsimile page of the Diary made this dear. Use was then made of 
the paper by John Eglington Bailey, read at the Manchester Literary 
Club in 187s, "On the Cipher of Pepys's Diary," proving that Pepys 
had employed the Tachygraphy of Thomas Shelton. This led to a 
renewed recourse to Shelton's Tachygraphy, in the edition of 1671. 
Further and most important aid was obtained from a tiny volume in 
32mo bearing the following title : 

The Whole Book of Psalms in Meeter According to that most exact & 
Compendious method of Short Writing Composed by Thomas Shelton (Being 
his former hand) aproued by both Vniversities & learnt by many thousands 
. — ' Sold by Tho : Cockerill at the three Leggs and Bible in the Poultrey 

T : Cross Sculpsit. 

The date of this little volume (which has Shelton's portrait prefixed) 
is not clear. The Diet. Nat. Biog., under Shelton, dates it " about 
1660"; the British Museum catalogue has [1670?]; but Thomas 
Cockerill (probably a son of the Manager) did not remove from Amen 
Corner to the Three Legs and Bible in the Poultry, opposite Grocers' 
Hall, till June 1699. The metrical Psalms rendered in shorthand are 
those of Sternhold and Hopkins. The " former hand " distinguishes 
the Tachygraphy from Shelton's later and totally different system, 
Zeiglographia, which was the cipher employed by Sir Isaac Newton. 

The Tachygraphy system seems easy to practise, for any one with 
a good memory ; the decipherer's difficulty arises from the extraordinary 
number of arbitrary signs, and arbitrary combinations of the alphabet, 
with the close resemblance of many of them. Bailey says there are 
314 different signs; the printed Tachygraphy does not give them all; 
Shelton made a living by teaching the art. The shorthand annotator of 
the Manuscript does not always follow either the instructions of the 
printed manual or the usage of Pepys or that of the metrical volume. 
For the preposition in, Pepys and the metrical volume use an arbitrary 
sign; in the Manuscript the word is spelled alpha'oetically — most persons 
might find it easier to write it so. Again in the Manuscript the same 
word is sometimes written in different ways ; thus on p. 26 column is 
spelled alphabetically, but on p. 40 for the first syllable an arbitrary 
character is used. Without a context it is sometimes impossible to 
be sure of the right reading. Thus on p. 150 "no lack" might as easily 


be read " no Latin " ; but, as Davis was a student under Woodliouse, 
this reading is inadmissible. These notes are apparently by more hands 
than one. Most of them are directions for the Book-keeper's guidance, 
perhaps in some cases written by himself. With the exception of one 
sign, queried on p. 6"] , and by no means clearly written, it is believed 
that all these notes have been properly deciphered. They yield very 
little information. 

The shorthand notes are printed in smaller type ; this small type 
invariably means shorthand. 

Use of the Manuscript 

As already stated, the Manuscript is in the nature of a " Review," 
or Survey, undertaken in 1690, of the state of the several Counties in 
England and Wales, enumerating the Dissenting Ministers, whether 
settled or itinerant, noting their particular personal circumstances ; 
stating the places at which meetings for worship were held, or might 
reasonably be begun, with the amount of financial support in each case ; 
enumerating also the students who were being educated in " University 
learning." It was in use from 1690 to 1692. If then the order of iith 
May 1 69 1 for a Review was carried out (which there is nothing to 
show) this earlier document was not at once superseded by it. It was, 
at any rate, the Book-keeper's manual as late as 1692. Among a very 
few faintly legible and meaningless scribbles of words and figures on 
its original paper cover, is one in the top left-hand corner of the first 
outer page of the cover (possibly in the Book-keeper's handwriting) which 
it would be tempting to read as " Committee," and take as indicating 
the body by whom the record was employed. This, on a first scrutiny, 
seemed plausible. The true reading, however, is " a minute." Like the 
other scribbles, it is a mere exercise in trying the pen. 

Grants to Ministers ' 

Some statistics of Ministers and their need may be useful ; the 
calculation is somewhat difficult, owing to inconsistent and duplicate 
entries. The following computation is offered with the assurance that it 
has been made, and revised, with minute care : 

London. — Incidentally the names of 20 Ministers appear, who are well settled 
with congregations. Of the 60 Ministers named as not settled with congregations, 
I is returned " poor," 4 " very poor " ; the (erased) heading, about want of 


assistance, belongs to Bedfordshire. Thomas Woodcock, M.A., was one of those 
who took no fees for preaching ; and in Middlesex he is properly placed among 
the well-to-do. The Rules of the Fund prohibited grants to Ministers so long 
as they remained in London ; but the " poor " and " very poor " above noted 
received sums of ^2, _£;^, or ;£^, from an anonymous donation of ^^50 brought 
in by Matthew Rapier for special distribution. 
Bedfordshire. — The Ministerial list is blank. 

Berkshire. — Ministers with a competence, 4; in need, 12. Two of the latter 
were originally entered as having enough; one of them, Humphrey Gunter \q.v\ 
when preaching at his own house, took no fees. 

Buckinghamshire. — Ministers with a competence, 4 ; in need 3. One of the 
latter was originally recorded as having enough. 

Cambridgeshire. — Ministers with a competence, 9 ; in need, 4 ; not settled, 6. 
Cheshire. — Ministers with a competence, 12 ; in need, i ; not' settled, i. 
Cornwall. — Ministers with a competence, 5 ; in need, 5 ; not settled, i. 
Cumberland. — Ministers with a competence, 2 (actually 3 are so classed, but 
all are recorded as " poor," and one of them, George Larkham [^.w.], at once 
received a grant) ; in need, 6 ; not settled, 2. 

Derbyshire. — Ministers with a competence, 14; in need, 3 (one was preaching 
in Lancashire) ; not settled, 9. 

Devon. — Ministers with a competence, 35 ; in need, 13 ; not settled, 9. 

Dorset. — Ministers with a competence, 9 (two are conjectural) ; in need, 6. 

Durham. — Ministers with a competence, 3 ; in need, o. 

Essex. — Ministers with a competence, 26; in need, 16; not settled, 2. 

Gloucestershire. — Ministers with a competence, 9 ; in need, 5 ; not settled, 3. 

Hampshire. — Ministers with a competence, 9 ; in need, 7. 

Herefordshire. — Ministers with a competence, 7 ; in need, i. 

Hertfordshire. — Ministers with a competence, 15 ; in need, 3. 

Huntingdonshii-e. — Ministers with a competence, 4 ; in need, o. 

Kent. — Ministers with a competence, 8 ; in need, 3. 

Lancashire. — Ministers with a competence, 30; in need, 4. 

Leicestershire. — Ministers with a competence, 8 ; in need, 7. 

Lincolnshire. — Ministers with a competence, 3 ; in need, 2. 

Middlesex. — Ministers with a competence, 7 ; in need, o; not settled, i. 

Norfolk. — Ministers with a competence, i 2 ; in need, 3 ; not settled, 2. 

Northamptonshire. — Ministers with a competence, 10; in need, 2. 

Northumberland. — Ministers with a competence, 7 ; in need, 7. 

Nottinghamshire. — Ministers with a competence, 8 ; in need, 5. 

Oxfordshire. — Ministers with a competence, 6 ; in need, 3. 

Rutland. — Ministers with a competence, o; in need, i. 

Shropshire. — Ministers with a competence, 9 ; in need, 6 ; not settled, i. 

Somerset. — Ministers with a competence, 22 ; in need, 6 ; not settled, 17. 

Staffordshire. — Ministers with a competence, 8 ; in need, 3 ; not settled, i. 

Suffolk. — Ministers with a competence, 13 ; in need, 8. 

Surrey. — Ministers with a competence, 3 ; in need, 7. 

Sussex. — Ministers with a competence, 17 ; in need, 5 ; not settled, 2. 


Warwickshire. — Ministers with a competence, lo; in need, 4. 
Westmoreland. — Ministers with a competence, 2 ; in need, o. 
Wiltshire. — Ministers with a competence, 6 ; in need, 4. 
Worcestershire. — Ministers with a competence, 5 ; in need, 4 ; not settled, 5. 
Yorkshire, East Riding. — Ministers with a competence, 5 ; in need, 2. 
Yorkshire, North Riding. — Ministerial list blank. 

Yorkshire, West Riding. — Ministers with a competence, 22 ; in need, 9; not 
settled, 2. 

North Wales. — Ministers with a competence, 3 ; in need, 5. 

South Wales. — Ministers with a competence, 6 ; in need, 13 ; not settled, 10. 

(Thus we have in the Manuscript a total of 759 names of Ministers, 
of whom 218 are without competent means of support, and 133 (many 
of these also needy) are not settled with congregations. Regarded as a 
return of the entire Ministry of the two denominations, this total is 
obviously incomplete. There is no full return for London, none at all 
for Bedfordshire and the North Riding ; in other counties, known and 
important names are missing. Of those given, 380 are Bartholomaeans ; 
all but 1 7 still in more or less active service. ^ 

Grants to Ministers begin at once in' 1690. Incidentally the 
Manuscript furnishes two estimates of a Minister's minimum requirements 
in the matter of stipend. From Helper, Derb., £2?, a year is reported as 
"y^ least a minister can Subsist on in this County"; towards this the 
Belper Nonconformists could only raise .^13 a year (p. 27). From 
Norfolk we get a higher estimate: "Ministers cannot Hue und'' ;£^5o p 
Ann like Ministers." What the London Ministers were paid there is 
nothing to indicate. The highest stipends recorded in the Manuscript 
are in Norfolk. The Yarmouth Congregationals (who had some 
Presbyterians in their membership) paid to their Minister, James Hannot, 
.^100 a year, and to his assistant, Samuel Wright, £<^o a year. The 
Norwich Presbyterians paid to their Ministers, John Collinges, D.D., and 
Benjamin Snowden, £^62. year apiece; their Lecturer, John Lucas, 
" may get £^0." The Norwich Congregationals paid to their Minister, 
Martin Fynch, and his Assistant, John Stackhouse, £i'^o between them 
(p. 74). Liverpool and Toxteth Park together raised .^75 (p. 58). 
This is the highest sum recorded for Lancashire. At Birch Chapel, near 
Manchester, the stipend of Henry Finch is not specified, but it is 
significantly said that " y^ charge of his horse will goe a great way in 
his allowance, fi'om the people, yet complains not" (p. 61). Etal, 
Northumberland, raised £60 a year. Several stipends reached ;^5o 
and £4.0 ; but the great majority are below, often much below, 
the Derbyshire notion of a minimum. Apparently the lowest and 



most uncertain stipend was that afforded to Anthony Sleigh at Threlkeld, 
Cumberland, whose people did all they could, but this did not amount to 
above £6 a year, or £^1 a year, and some years not above 40s. (p. 22). 

( Fixed stipends were by no means universal. One is surprised to 

learn that even the rich Presbyterian flock at Nottingham paid their four 
Ministers, John Whitlock, William Reynolds, John Barrett, and John 
Whitlock secundus, by the piece, i.e. 14s. per service (p. 82). This was 
a high rate; the customary fee was los. ; but we find 8s., 7s., 6s., and 
even 5s. What the Nottingham congregation actually spent on the 
ministry in the course of a year cannot be gathered from the record. 
There were two services on most Sundays, probably on all ; then there 
were certainly week - day and Fast services in addition ; for these 
neighbouring Ministers were often called in. ) The first three Ministers 
above named were engaged for one service every other Sunday ; when 
not engaged at Nottingham they were often many miles away, preaching 
elsewhere at a lower rate. 

A considerable number of Ministers had properties of their own, some 
of large extent ; often they held land, freehold or tenanted, which they 
farmed. Many kept school ; even some who were diligent in missionary 
preaching, late at night and in the early morn, were schoolmasters 
during the day. Among Baptists, some, as we know, were in trade, but 
the Manuscript records no case of this. A trader, in accordance with 
Rule 4 above, would not be entitled to a grant from the Fund, but 
school - keeping and tutoring, in needy cases, was with true wisdom 
regarded as falling properly within the scope of the Minister's " fixed 
and only Imployment." If cleanliness is " next to godliness," as John 
Wesley said, education is an integral part of religion, as neither the 
early Nonconformists nor John Wesley were backward in demonstrating. 
There were cases of men well-to-do (and some not well-to-do) preaching 
without fee, and taking pastoral charge without stipend. Apart from fees, 
there were " tokens," as missionary biographies such as Oliver Heywood's 
show, i.e. small presents, usually in money, sometimes in kind, given by 
persons who had profited by a discourse, and not always applied by the 

, preacher to his own use. None of these are recorded in the Manuscript. 

I There is no record of a Manse ; on the contrary, the Minister's 

dwelling-house was in many cases freely thrown open as the Meeting- 
place for the worship of the congregation. In one case, at Northampton, 
we read : " nothing but y" rent of y' meetinghouse p"^ by the Church " ; 
this Meeting-house was the dwelling of the Minister, John Harding. ") On 
the other hand, some few Ministers were still living, as Chaplains and 


Tutors, in the houses of Nonconformist gentry or of their widows, and 
conducting services on the premises of their patrons and elsewhere. 

A glance at any page of the Manuscript is enough to bring home to 
us a clear view of the necessitous condition of the main bulk of the Non- 
conformist Ministry in the provinces, and the calls from every quarter 
upon the resources of the London Fund. 

Coming to the question of grants, the earliest existing " Cash Book " 
of the Fund is labelled No. 3 ; it begins on 23rd Oct. 1693. Previously 
to this, the Minutes furnish sufficient records of moneys promised and 
paid, and full lists of persons and places aided, with the amounts awarded. 
The largest grant made was to Joshua Oldfield at Oxford, who before 
the organisation of the Fund had received £$0 from London ; he was 
now granted £2,4 a year, till his removal to Coventry in 1694. Thomas 
Barnes of Newport, Monm., and William Gierke of Poole, Dors., were 
granted ;£^20 a year ; Abel Collier, of Halstead, Essex, and Robert 
Ekins, of Oakham, Rutland, were granted i^i2 a year each. No other 
Ministerial grant exceeded £10 a year, and the grants were in some 
cases as low as £2 a year. 

At the reconstruction in 1695, many of these grants were stopped; 
most of those retained were reduced in amount, and only two new grants 
were made. This was rendered inevitable by the failure of subscriptions, 
none coming from Congregationals, though in several cases grants were 
still made to Congregational Ministers. When, at the end of the year, 
the Congregational Fund was established, several cases occur of Con- 
gregational Ministers receiving grants from both Funds. The present 
writer's ancestor, Thomas Irlam [q.v.], was especially successful in drawing 
from both sources. It is clear that the breach of Union had an unfavour- 
able effect on the generosity of the Nonconformist laity. The combined 
income of the two Funds was not equal to that of the original Fund before 
the division. 

Grants to Congregations 

In a large number of cases, grants were not made to Ministers, but 
to localities ; and this, even when there were Ministers actively engaged 
in the localities aided. These grants were of a missionary character ; 
they are described as grants for the Propagation of the Gospel, and are 
often saddled with conditions as to maintenance of continuous Sunday 
services, or of Lectures, i.e. expository discourses conducted in series, 
frequently by a concert of Ministers. 

The highest of these grants, which do not begin till 1691, was for 


"the Moorlands" of Staffordshire, ;^20 a year, increased to £2,0, as had 
been promised " if they think good to have another Minister." Next in 
amount come ;!oi8 a year for High Peak in Derbyshire, "per William 
Bagshaw " ; and £1^ a. year for Lichfield, Staff., "on condition that they 
get a Minister." No others exceed ^10 a year, nor are any less than £4. 

Of these missionary grants the great majority were cut off in 1695, 
and most of those retained were reduced. There were, however, a few 
new grants made in 1695, namely £16 a. year for Oxford; £% for 
Ashburnham, Derb. ; £6 each for Lavenham, Suff. ; Nuneaton, Warw. ; 
and Doncaster, Yorks ; £4. for Bingley, Yorks ; £2 for Lydgate, Yorks. 

The estimated size of congregations in small places is often surprising. 
The entry for Bispham, Lanes, is so remarkable that we reproduce it 
here. Bispham, then a perpetual curacy, was no doubt a large parish, 
eight miles long and between one and two broad, yet its population 
in 1 801 was only 727 (Blackpool has since come into being within 
its bounds). The Manuscript, however, records that " Att Bispham " 
there was in 1690 " A Congregation, constantly very numerous, Some- 
times near or aboue 1000, one hundred of the hearers are Wealthy, yet 
haue noe fixt minister there, noe joint contributions, insomuch y' even 
y*^ Lectures there are like to fall unless you retrieve them." Notwith- 
standing this moving appeal, no grant was made. Clearly it was no part 
of the policy of the Fund Managers to supply free Gospel in order to 
save the pockets of wealthy Nonconformists. Perhaps at Bispham the 
condition of the parish church had something to do with the position of 
Nonconformity. Bispham tithe (;^28 in 1867) furnished but a lean 
living ; perpetual curates seem to have made no long stay ; we find 
Robert Wayte perpetual curate in 1689, Thomas Rikay in 1691, Thomas 
Sellom it! 1692. Again, nothing was given to Penzance and St. Ives, 
Cornwall, though John Quick, B.A., intimated that a congregation of 
" about 3 or 4000 people " might be raised ; the Fund Managers evidently 
thinking that so large a mass might be expected to provide for itself, if 
in earnest. 

Grants to Students 

Order was made at the meeting of the Fund on 17th Nov. 1690 
that " all Ministers' and Gentlemen concerned in this ffund that doe 
Contribute to the Education of Youth either in this City or in the 
Countrey . . bring in their names, the Sume they Yearly contribute, the 
places where, and the persons names with whom they are educated." 

A week later, on 24th Nov. 1690, it was " Ordered that all Gentlemen 


concerned in this Fund doe bring in an account in writing of what they 
pay or allow toward the Education of Young men for the ministry either 
in this City or in the Countrey, and that those that are present doe Com- 
municate the same to those that are absent." 

The Minutes show that this, with more or less regularity, was done. 

The total number of Students for the Ministry mentioned in the 
Manuscript is 82, thus distributed: London, 14; Cambridgeshire, i ; 
Cheshire, i ; Derbyshire, 3 ; Devon, i ; Dorset, 2 ; Essex, i ; Gloucester- 
shire, 5 ; Herefordshire, i ; Kent, 2 ; Lancashire, 3 ; Leicestershire, i ; 
Norfolk, 2 ; Northamptonshire, 5 ; Northumberland, i ; Shropshire, S ; 
Somerset, i ; Suffolk, i ; Surrey, i ; Wiltshire, 2 ; Yorkshire, i 5 ; North 
Wales, 2 ; South Wales, 12. 

The cautious care taken in examining into all cases proposed for 
relief, as exemplified in this Manuscript, and in the Fund Minutes, is 
nowhere more conspicuous than in the supervision of Students, and the 
consideration shown for them. Their career was watched, and certificates 
were given to them. Lads intending for the ministry were not helped 
by the Fund till they had acquired at school or privately some command 
of Latin; on 19th Oct. 1691 a Yorkshire lad, William Bowler, was 
reported " destitute of Grammar Learning, and therefore not capable of 
any Supply from this Fund." 

/Already on 29th Sept. 1690 it was "Ordered y' a Committee be 
appointed to examine y' young men that at present are, or for the future 
shall be maintained out of the publick Supply — and y' all persons con- 
cerned in this affaire, have liberty to be present. Ordered y' the Committee 
appointed for the examination of young men doe consist of Five 
Ministers, and that three of them shall make a quorum." The first five 
appointed were Griffith, Alsop, Howe, Annesley, and Mayo, one Con- 
gregational to four Presbyterians. 7 

When it became necessary to reduce grants through shortness of 
funds, the grants to Students were, with the rarest exceptions, kept at 
the full rate originally granted. The largest sum paid (in two cases) to 
a Student was £2^ ; but this, though paid through the Fund, was in 
one case partly made up by sums contributed for the purpose by friendly 
Ministers (no unusual circumstance), and in the other case was wholly 
the contribution of an individual Minister for the benefit of a personal 
prot^gd. A few Students received i!^20 a year, a few received £\^, but 
as a rule £\o was the highest figure, while £z was the lowest. 
Evidently the question of private means was minutely considered, as also 
was the question of the need of money for the purchase of books. 


It should further be mentioned that Tutors of Academies are known 
to have remitted fees in the case of poor Students, charging only for 
board ; and even making gifts toward their support, to be administered 
through the Fund. Living under the Tutor's roof was an integral part 
of the educational system, which depended largely for its effect on the 
discipline of the house, the share in its devotions, the recourse to its 
library, and the constant use of Latin, not only in the lecture-room, but 
in prayer, singing, and converse, save at certain specified hours of the 
evening. Singing in Latin was sometimes varied by singing Psalms in 
Greek, and even, in the case of at least one Academy, by actually singing 
the Psalms in the original Hebrew. After migrating from one Academy 
to another in England or Wales (led by the fame of a Tutor in some 
special branch of divinity, science, or philosophy, or attracted by the 
excellence of his library), the Student in many cases proceeded for 
further class instruction to Glasgow, Utrecht, or Leiden. Graduation 
was rare. 

It will be observed that the name of a foreigner, Honorate Superiori, 
possibly a convert, appears (p. 4) at the end of the list of Students 
under education at Bethnal Green. On 13th April 1691 the Fund made 
to John White, " formerly a Romish priest," a grant of ;^5 in aid of his 

Many of the Students whose names appear in the Manuscript, or in 
the Minutes, rendered in after life good service to the religious interests 
of Nonconformity. Josiah Hort, named in the Minutes, achieved insignifi- 
cance as an Irish Archbishop, and is best known as the last magnate who 
ate his dinner from a wooden trencher. Three only, in the period we 
are considering, stand out conspicuous in the world's estimate, though for 
very different reasons. They, too, are not mentioned in the Manuscript, 
we derive our information from the Fund Minutes. One of these is 
Edmund Calamy, who as " Student at Vtericht, Holland," was voted 
;£^iO a year on 2nd March 1690/1. Another, described in the Fund 
Minutes of 15th Feb. 169 1/2 as " Mr John Toland a young student .[M.A. 
Edin. 1690], resideing at present in or near this City," was granted a 
bursary of £8 per annum " towards the perfecting of his Studies att 
Vtricht or Leiden, in Holland, to be paid when [he] is fixed in his 
Studies at either of y^ said places." Sir Leslie Stephen says (Diet. Nat. 
Biog.) that Toland " spent two years at Leyden " ; his name does not occur 
in the Leiden " Album Studiosorum." The Fund Minutes record two 
payments (12th Dec. 1692 and 19th Jurie^ 1693) each of ;^8, to "John 
Toland att Vtricht in Holland."" His name does not occur in the 


Utrecht " Album Studiosorum " ; but from the general absence of their 
names, at both of these Universities, it would appear that few of the 
Nonconformist students were matriculated, or entered for the regular 
course of studies. The third, a name greater than either Calamy or 
Toland, is Isaac Watts, who, as a Student under Thomas Rowe, was paid 
a bursary of £S for the year ending 24th June 1693. 

Two Funds 

On the history, still somewhat obscure, of the breach in the " Happy 
Union," less light than might have been expected is thrown by 
the proceedings at the Board of the Common Fund. Officially the 
Board was independent of the Union, which neither Mather nor Cole 
had joined. One would certainly gather that by the middle of 1693 
a crisis of some kind had been reached at the Board. Appended to the 
Minutes of 26th June, a memorandum specifies fifteen items of unpaid 
subscriptions, amounting to £2"]^ : 5s. Between this date and 4th Sept. 
no meeting of the Managers was held. This is proved by the fact that 
the record of the meeting of 4th Sept. is headed " The fourth Year," 
which year really began in July. Following this heading is the name 
of Richard Mayo as presiding at the Meeting, then come seven pencil 
lines intended for the names of Ministers present, with three for names 
of Laymen ; but no names are filled in, nor do any Minutes follow — 
merely blank leaves to the end of this first volume of the Minutes, 
though the Cash Book shows that work was being carried on. The next 
Minute Book opens with 5th Feb. 1694/5, on which date the Fund was 
reconstituted ; without, however, introducing any denominational term 
to qualify in any way the expression " Dissenting Ministers." Howe 
presided at the first meeting of the reconstituted Fund. Except Fincher, 
who was now dead, all the Presbyterian Ministers who had been 
Managers of the Common Fund were continued as Managers, but none 
of the Congregational Ministers. 

The Congregational Fund, as already stated, was not established till 
17th Dec. 1695. Its constitution, curiously enough, was more in ac- 
cordance with Presbyterian ideas of lay representation than that of its 
predecessor, at either stage. On the Congregational Fund Board, each 
congregation was represented by appointing, along with its Minister (in 
one case two Ministers), two of its lay members. 

It is probable that, synchronously with the establishment (1695) of 
the Congregational Fund, the older and Common Fund was distinguished. 


in general parlance, though not in official language, as Presbyterian. 
Yet, as already stated, it certainly did not confine its grants to those 
claiming or adopting the name Presbyterian. Many grants to Con- 
gregationals (even when receiving from the other Fund) are entered in 
its Minutes. One of the most interesting of these entries is the grant 
in 1 7 1 4 to Robert Trail, M.A., then in need ; for Trail had not only 
been an uncompromising theological opponent of Daniel Williams, but 
was a Manager of the Congregational Fund. 

The earliest official use of the term Presbyterian, for the older Fund, 
which has come under the present writer's notice is on 14th March 177 ii 
when its title is given (in the Minutes) as " The Fund for Propagating 
the Gospel and Support of Poor Ministers in the Country commonly 
called the Presbyterian Fund." The accounts of the Treasurer, Robert 
Cooke, retain this tentative title till 1784. On 9th July 1784 his suc- 
cessor in the Treasurership, John Warren, uses for the first time 
the title " The Presbyterian Fund for the relief of Poor Ministers 
and Students." 

Richard Davis 

On one matter, perhaps of more moment in regard to the breach of 
Union than has been usually or fully realised, the proceedings of the 
original Fund do shed a little light. In Calamy's "Abridgement," 1713, 
p. 512, under the year 1692, we read that "The Dissenters had this 
Year a troublesome affair with one Mr Richard Davis, of Rothwel in 
Northamptonshire : And at length the United Ministers published to the 
World their Sense concerning some of his erroneous Doctrines and 
irregular Practices, in these Words." The Testimony, which follows, 
nearly fills three octavo pages. Calamy does not specify either its exact 
date, or the means adopted for its publication. Nor does he tell us 
whether it was a unanimous declaration ; though he implies this, by 
placing it anterior to the outbreak of " Animosity and Contention about 
Doctrinal matters " among the United Ministers, owing to the Crispian 
controversy above mentioned (p. 156). Unfortunately this cannot be 
checked by reference to the Minutes of the United Ministers, which do 
not appear to be extant ; they are frequently referred to in pamphlets of 
the period. Yet it is clear at the outset, and will become clearer as we 
proceed, that Calamy, though right as to the year, is wrong as to the 
relative date of the Testimony. Davis's " Truth and Innocency Vindi- 
cated " was licensed for the press on 4th Nov. 1692. His case had then 
been before " the Dissenting Ministers of London," but he was as yet 


under no censure from them. It appears probable that the Testimony, 
like the "Agreement in Doctrine" of 1 6th Dec. 1692 (above, p. 156), 
was one of the measures by which it was hoped to reduce the Crispian 
controversy then raging. 

Richard Davis (1658—10 Sept. 17 14), a native of Cardiganshire and 
there educated, was a grammar-school master in London, and a member 
of Thomas Cole's Congregational church, when on 20th Feb. 1689 
he was unanimously chosen pastor of the Congregational church at 
Rothwell, Northants (pronounced, and often spelled Rowell), on Cole's 
recommendation. Cole, it may be remembered, did not join the Union. 
Though elected a Manager of the Common Fund, he never attended, 
nor did he contribute to it. To Davis's ordination, on 7th March 1689, 
neighbouring Ministers were invited ; but, learning that he was to be 
ordained by the Elders of his own church, " several of the neighbouring 
Ministers withdrew" (Matthias Maurice, "Monuments of Mercy," 1729, 
p. 65). Subsequently Davis was accused of Antinomianism in doctrine, 
of rebaptizing such as had received Anglican baptism, and of " sending 
forth Preachers unfit for the Ministry." As is not unusual in periods 
of religious excitement, his ministry was for a time attended with 
" hysterical fits " among some of his women hearers. The United 
Ministers, in their Testimony, which touches on these points, declare 
" that he never was, nor is by us esteemed, of the Number of the 
United Brethren." 

In our Manuscript, the only reference to Davis is under the North- 
amptonshire " Ministers y' have a Competent Supply," where we find 
" Mr Rich"^ Davis. Of Rowell has 30/ p'"annum." What further we 
learn from the Common Fund Minutes is the following. On 13th Oct. 
1690 two grants, of ;^i : 5s. each, were allocated to "Mr Davis of 
Rowell" to be paid (with others) through Isaac ChauncyandGeorge Cokayne 
respectively. Among the others are grants, amounting to £2,, to William 
Paine, jun., of Saffron Walden, Essex, to whom, according to our Manu- 
script, Chauncy and Cokayne paid £12 per annum. Reckoning Davis's 
grants as also quarterly allowances, he was receiving from London £10 
a year. It is clear that Chauncy and Cokayne had been in the habit of 
making these grants, prior to the creation of the Common Fund, and now 
earmarked their subscriptions to the same effect (Cokayne had become a 
subscriber on the same day ; Chauncy a fortnight before). This is con- 
firmed by the fact that these special grants are not entered in the Abstract 
of 17th Nov. 1690 (see p. 170). 

No further grant to Davis is mentioned in the Minutes. On 4th Jan. 


1 69 1/2 orders were given "that noe allowance shall from henceforth be 
granted by this Board to m' Davis of Rowell in Northamptonshire " ; 
also " that m"" Nisbetts people be desired to grant noe such allowance to 
y^ said Davis, and that m'' Mathew Raper do signifie y^ same to them." 
At this meeting Chauncy was present ; Nesbitt, the successor of Cokayne, 
deceased, was not yet a Manager. Lastly, after the reconstruction of the 
Fund, it was on 8th June 1696" Ordered That ^5 : — per annum be allowed 
to m' Millway to Commence from the 25th of December Last past, upon 
this account that hee hath done great Service against m' Davis and his 
pernicious Doctrine." In the list of payments (6th July 1696) that to 
Milway is placed under Lancashire, which must be an error. It is indeed 
one of several insertions, not by the Book-keeper, but made after the list 
had been drawn up ; it runs thus : " To m' Milway a present Supply by 
m" Alsop-5- -." Thomas Milway was Congregational Minister at 
Coggeshall, Essex, licensed there 22nd July 1672 ; at Bury St. Edmunds 
(1674—92); finally, from 1693, at Kettering, where he was buried on 3rd 
April 1697. Thus for about four years he had been one of Davis's 
nearest neighbours. 

Davis was no friend to the Union. He had been present at one of 
its meetings, about the time of its formation. Several months later he 
had received a letter from the United Ministers, with enquiries about his 
faith and practice ; he had replied fully, but received no response. It is 
not impossible that the nature of his reply was the cause of his being 
dropped by the Common Fund Board (not by the United Ministers) in 
Jan. 1692, when the Managers did their best to stop further grants to 
him from another source (see above). In May 1692, Davis, being in 
London, again waited on the United Ministers, who, so he says, treated 
him " very civilly " ; though, at the close of the conference, Williams 
publicly stated that he had many things against him " in matters of faith " 
("Truth and Innocency," pp. 37-8). In the course of the same month, 
Williams published his "Gospel Truth," 1692, with which the Crispian 
controversy entered on a more serious phase. Davis calls it a "plausible 
book," and regards it (probably with much truth) as " lashing " at him 
" over the Shoulders of Dr Crisp " {ibid. p. 6). To " second it " came out 
" a virulent Pamphlet." This was " A Plain and Just Account of a Most 
Horrid and Dismal Plague, Begun at Rowell, By Mr P. Rehakosht &c," 
1692. Almost certainly its author was John King, Congregational 
Minister at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (best known for his later 
friendship with Doddridge). " Upon the heels " of this lively and con- 
temptuous pamphlet, brimful of local gossip about Davis, his preaching, 


and his preachers, came what Davis calls " the Ketterin-Inquisition " ; a 
commission (including Williams) from the London United Ministers, 
which sat at Kettering, with Henry Godman, of Deptford, a Bartholomaean 
and Congregational, as Moderator. This commission examined witnesses 
respecting Davis's teaching. The Testimony issued by the United 
Ministers (later than 4th Nov. 1692) was obviously the result of the 
evidence thus gleaned. It is remarkable that Williams, in his contro- 
versial writings, makes no reference to Davis, save in a "Postscript" 
(1698) to his "Gospel Truth," where he says of certain Congregational 
Ministers, that " their pulpits entertain, and they patronise, such as Mr 
Davies, Mr Jacob &c." Williams does not even take the trouble to spell 
his compatriot's name correctly. Joseph Jacob (1667— 1722) was an 
eccentric preacher, originally a Quaker. 

That Davis exercised a powerful influence in stirring up Congrega- 
tionals to break the London Union cannot be denied, nor may it be ignored 
that other than doctrinal considerations contributed to the permanence 
of the breach. " We evidently perceived," says Davis, " their design was 
to hook away Judgment from a particular Church of Christ, and fix it in 
a Presbyterian Classis " {ibid. p. 40). Surmises and suspicions of this 
kind, originating partly, if not chiefly, in personal jealousies, did much to 
maintain the breach of Union, originally effected by the unfruitful con- 
troversy on the precedence to be assigned to repentance over faith, or 
faith over repentance, a controversy which wore itself out by 1698. 

There was further, as the career of Davis demonstrates, an inevitable 
' conflict between the staid methods of the older school, and the urgency 
of the rampant revivalist. Davis, like Crisp, was by his friends admitted 
to be a man of incautious speech ; yet there was a freshness, if rashness, 
in some of his off-hand interpretations of Scripture, a vein of mysticism 
in his piety, an unconventional missionary spirit in his enterprises, dis- 
turbing to the settled ways of existing Nonconformity. At the same 
time, like John Wesley, he kept a strict disciplinary hold upon his 
adherents. All this, combined with a very robust belief in himself, while 
rendering him obnoxious to many learned divines, attached to his cause a 
popular following and attracted imitators. It soon became evident that 
the Congregationals in the London Union must either withdraw from the 
new alliance, or dissociate themselves from what seemed a promising 
movement within their own borders. They took the former course. 



Interest of a very unusual kind attaches to the picture which 
we are now enabled to form, the picture of Nonconformity rejoicing 
in " y^ religious Liberty of Dissenters by a Law." We are accus- 
tomed to contemplate the Ejected, as we see them in Calamy's pages, 
men for the most part in their strenuous prime, yet reduced by the stroke 
of one fatal day to the sorrows of the outcast. Towering among 
them rises the gaunt and giant figure of Richard Baxter, the first to 
eject himself, with a call to the consciences of his brethren, who soon 
follow him, twenty-five hundred strong. : Some fall back ; the pinch of 
outlawry is too severe. Some leave the ministry for experiments in 
trade, in medicine, or in law. Eighteen hundred resolute men cannot 
forget their ordination vows ; preach the Gospel they will, no power can 
make them afraid. Hence we behold them struggling with poverty, 
writhing under accumulating penal laws, succumbing to - miseries that 
shorten life, yet never beaten out of their steadfast purpose. A gleam of 
indulgence just enables us to descry them as they emerge once more 
into the light of active service. Then darkness falls ; they seem to belong 
to ancient history, and Puritanism to be a tale that is told. (Yet the 
solicitude of James II. for the restoration of Roman Catholicism warns 
us that they still exist. A summary religious census, presented to that 
monarch on 3rd May 1688, estimates the total of Protestant Dissenters 
at 108,678 souls. ) 

(' A year later, to these Nonconforming souls comes the dawn 
of religious freedom under the provisions of the Toleration Act. So 
we find, in villages as well as in towns, gatherings of poor people, who 
sometimes surprise us by amounting to hundreds in obscure places, 
craving the services of a ministry now at length set free. By help of the 
late-found Manuscript, elucidated by the Minutes of the body for whose 
use it was framed, we are introduced to a new and clear view of the 
residue of the Ejected.! A glorious residue indeed it is. Passed away 
into the shadows are many famous leaders of religion and of learning. 
Alleine, Ambrose, Bridge, Caryl, Gale, the Goodwins, Jenkyn, Manton, 
Nye, Owen, Poole, Spurstowe, Tuckney,- — these and their like are no more 
than gracious memories, when (^the muster-roll of the Bartholomaeans is 
called in 1689. Baxter survives in widowed loneliness, still plies his 
keen and ever-busy quill, and still can sometimes crawl to the Meeting- 
house a few doors from his lodging.^ 

Yet the vision before us is neither of the gone nor of the going. It is 


a fair and shining vision of old men, witii young hearts and never-dying 
hope, springing into fresh and beneficent activity as the sunlight of freedom 
beams upon their path, resolute to find new opportunities for Gospel 
enterprise, willing for the moment to sink minor differences in the 
enthusiasm of a common cause, strong in the co-operation of a younger 
race of divines, who amid constant hindrance and persecution had 
devoted themselves to the service of the Gospel, carrying forward a 
labour of love, hallowed to them by the sacrifices of their fathers, f The 
guiding spirit in this bright advance toward agreement and co-operation 
is the genius of that " truly great man," John Howe, under whose suasive 
and skilful planning, men so differently constituted as Annesley and 
Mead, Chauncy and Williams, were brought into a larger brotherhood 
and, for the time being, drawn to work together.) 

If we must say that the conjunction was only for a time, we must 
also say that such episodes, rare and brief, are the beauty-spots of 
ecclesiastical history. No doubt there are features of pathos in the 
picture to which our eyes are directed. It is not possible to scan unmoved 
the touching list of London Ministers " not fixed to particular con- 
gregations." Some will never again be thus fixed ; they are the broken- 
down veterans swept from many quarters into London as to a city of 
refuge, needing the charity of the benevolent, yet ready, nay, anxious to 
render, while they may, such service as their failing strength permits. 
Sprinkled among them in the list are stalwarts of ripe years, whose powers 
will soon find fit scenes of further labour, and young men on their pro- 
motion, whose permanent sphere of work has not yet been reached. In 
these seasoned standard-bearers and these brave beginners are latent the 
forces which will build the future of English Nonconformity. 

/ A deeper pathos attaches to the very essence of the story we have 
endeavoured to recall. It is a story of Presbyterians and Congregationals 
(with little to distinguish them, when calmly viewed by the outside spectator) 
and of none else. Puritan strength has not detached itself from Puritan 
scruples. With Baptists there is no alliance ; for their inclusion there is 
no desire. ) Mentioned, however, in the Manuscript are the seven following 
Baptist divines: Edward Gatchell, Joshua Head, Joseph Maisters, Henry 
Williams, John Wilson, Reynold Wilson, Richard Young. ( Not im- 
probably the repugnance was mutual. Some of the Baptist pastors just 
named did indeed admit Congregationals to church-membership ; but the 
time for a concert of The Three Denominations was not yet. This in- 
ability to recognise a fellowship in great principles as entitled to dominate 
the situation, making room for many varieties of conscientious conviction. 



reacted unhappily on the Happy Union. We must deal with it tenderly, 
for it was the pathetic weakness of strong men. Yet it goes far to explain 
how it should come about that a controversy, turning on subtle theological 
minutiae, produced in 1694, so far as London and its influence were 
concerned, an eclipse of the unifying statesmanship of John Howe. J 

Nevertheless, as we review the events of the opening years df an 
emancipated Nonconformity, we may well thank God that there did come 
a respite from the supremacy of prejudice, salutary if short-lived, and even, 
perhaps, prophetic. 


The Annotated Index contains the name of every Person and Place 
recorded in the Manuscript, or mentioned in the Commentary. 

In regard to Persons, there is no attempt to furnish complete 
biographies. The primary object is to identify the Persons whose names 
are given (often very imperfectly) in the Manuscript, and to present the 
main landmarks in the career of each. Further and fuller details must 
be sought in the authorities specified at the close of each item. Thus, 
except for special reasons, nothing is said of the marriages or descendants 
of the persons named or of their contributions to literature. " There is 
one thing," writes Calamy in 1702, "in which I have not been able in 
many cases to do Justice to these Worthy Men, and that is as to their 
Degrees." Particular attention is here given to the details of the educa- 
tion and University standing (if any) of the Ministers named ; and to 
their preferments before Ejection, and occupations after Ejection. The 
full date of the earliest academic record, in which a name has been found, 
is given ; of later entries, e.g. degrees, only the year-date is here supplied. 
With these limitations it will nevertheless be apparent that, in almost 
every case, something has been added, and something amended, as com- 
pared with the usual sources of information. 

In regard to Places, it should be noted that where they happen to be 
livings from which clergy were Ejected, the names of the Ejected are 
given, accompanied by notices of their careers, even briefer than those 
relating to Persons named in the Manuscript, yet preserving the same 
general features. This applies also to the Universities of Oxford and 
Cambridge, but not to London. In these briefer notices, reference to 
Palmer may be understood, but is not given when the reference to 
Calamy is sufficient. 



A = Album Studiosorum, Leiden, 1875. 

Ai = A. Barber, A Church of the Ejectment, Stratford-on-Avon, 191 2. 

Ac — Atterbury's Epistolary Correspondence, 1787, iv. 453. 

A^ = Account of the Discoveries in Scotland, 1685. 

Am — J. Armstrong's Appendix to J. Martineau's Ordination, 1829. 

An — Answer to Mr. Read's Case, 1682. 

Ap = Appleton, Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888. 

As = Adkins, Brief Records, Independent Denom., Southampton, 1836. 

Ai = Arber, Term Catalogues, 1903-6. 

Ax = E. Axon, Note on Chadkirk, 19 10. 

Ay = Allen, Hist, of Yorkshire, 1831. 

B = Browne, Hist. Congr. Norf. and Suff., 1877. 

Ba = G.E.C, Complete Baronetage, 1900-9. 

Bb — Bogue and Bennett, Hist, of Dissenters, 1808-12. 

Be = Burke, Commoners, 1833-38, vol. iii. 

Bd = Bryan Dale, Annals of Coggeshall, 1863. 

Be = Besant, London in Time of the Stuarts, 1903. 

Bf = Beesley, Hist, of Banbury, 1842. 

B^ = Burke, Landed Gentry, 19 14. 

B/i = C. H. Beale, Old Meeting, Birmingham, 1882. 

Bi — Bank Street, Bolton, Bicentenary, 1896. 

Bi = Baines, Lancashire, ed. Harland and Herford ; also ed. Crossley. 

B.Af. = British Museum Library. 

/?« = Brand, Hist. Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1789. 

Bo = Boase and Courtney, Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, 1874-82. 

Br = Sparke, Parish Registers of Bolton, 19 1 4. 

Bs = C. Badham, Hist, of All Saints', Sudbury, 1852. 

Bi = B. Bartlett, Hist, of Mancetter, 1791. 

Bw — J. Bickerton Williams, Mem. of Matthew Henry, 1865. 

Bx — Booker, Birch Chapel, 1859. 

By = Booker, Blackley Chapel, 1854. 

•I C = Calamy, Abridgement and Continuation, 1702, 17 13, 1727. 

Ca = Mr. Read's Case, 1682. 

C6 = Calamy, Fun. Sermon for J. Bennet, 1726. 

Cc = W, Cole, M.S. Athenae Cantab. {B.M.). 



Cd = Calamy, Church and Dissenters compared as to Persecution, 1719. 

Ce = Diary of James Clegg, 1899. 

• Cf = Congregational Fund Minutes, MS. (Mem. Hall, London). 

Cg = Graduati Cantabrigienses, 1823. 

Ch = MS. Minutes, Cheshire Classis (Trustees, Brook St. Chapel, Knutsford), 

a =. Moses Caston, Independency in Bristol, i860. 

Ck = W. Cole, MS. Hist. King's Coll., Camb. {B.M.). 

CI = Clark's Lives, 1688. 

J Cm = Calamy, Own Life, 1830 (has Index). 

Cn = Coleman, Northants Independent Churches, 1853. 

Co = Congregational Hist. Soc. Transactions, Oct. 191 1. 

Cp = Peile, Biog. Register, Christ's Coll., Camb., 1910-13. 

Cr = Ckrisiian Reformer. 

Cs = F. Collins, Register of Settrington, 18 10. 

Cu = Christian Life and Unitarian Herald. 

"Cw = F. L. Colvile, Worthies of Warwickshire, 1870. 

'^ = Dictionary of National Biography. 

Db = Graduates, Univ. of Dubhn, 1869. 

Dc = Doddridge Chapel, Northampton, 1896. 

De = Derbysh. Archaeol. and Nat. Hist. Soc. Journal, 1880. 

J^g = T. R. Grantham, Dorking Congregationalism, 1903. 

Dk = T. W. Downing, Records of Knowle, 1 9 1 4. 

£>n = J. Dunkin, Hist, of Bicester, 1816. 

£>o = A Dreadful Oration, 1683 (skit on S. Lobb). 

Z>^ = Don Quixot Redivivus [1673]. 

Br = Dukinfield Chapel Register (S.//.). 

Ds = J. S. Davies, Hist, of Southampton, 1883. 

Du = J. Dunton, Life and Errors (1705) reprint, 181 8. 

Dw = Dugdale, Warwickshire, ed. Thomas. 

D. W.L. = Dr. Williams' Library. 

Dy = F. Drake's Eboracum, 1736. 

E = Davids, Nonconformity in Essex, 1863. 

Ed = Catalogue, Edinburgh Graduates, 1858. 

Ek = E. D. P. Evans, Hist. New Meeting, Kidderminster, 1900. 

Em = MS. Minutes, Exeter Assembly {D. W.L.). 

En = Encyclopaedia Britannica, eleventh edition. 

Ev = Evans' List, i.e. MS. Statistics of Dissent, 1715-29 {D.W.L.). 

"^F = Foster, Alumni Oxon., Early Series. 

Ec = MS. Minutes, Fourth London Classis {D.IV.L.). 

El = John Flavell's Remains, 1691. 

Eo = W. C. Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, 1858. 

Ep = G. Fox, Park Lane Chapel, 1897. 

Er = List of R. Frankland's Students (in E. Latham's Preparation for Death 

G = Gardiner, Registers of Wadham Coll., 1889, etc. 
Ga = A. Gordon, Dukinfield Chapel, 1896. 


Gb = W. R. Clark- Lewis, Beaumont Street Church, Gainsborough, 1 9 1 2. 

G<: — Venn, Biog. Hist. Gonville and Caius Coll., 1897. 

Gd = A. Gordon, Dob Lane Chapel, 1904. 

G/ = Norman Glass, Hist. Indep. Church, Rothwell, 1871. 

Gm = Munimenta Univ. Glasg., 1854. 

Go = A. Gordon, Heads, Eng. Unitarian Hist., 1895. 

Gr = Great and Good News to Ch. of Eng., 1700. 

// = Hunter, Fam. Min. Gentium, 1894-5. 

//a = J. B. Marsh, Story of Harecourt, 1871. 

//c = Clutterbuck, Hist. Co. Hertford., 1815-27. 

//e = Hennessy, Nov. Repertorium Londin., 1898. 

JfA = Hunter, Oliver Heywood, 1845. 

/// = Halley, Lancashire Nonconformity, 1869. 

//n = T. Hall, Apologia pro Ministerio Anglicano, 1658. 

/lo = T. W. Horsfield, Sussex, 1835. 

I/p = n. Pigot, Hadleigh, i860. 

//s = R. T. Herford, Memorials, Stand Chapel, 1893. 

i^/ = Horsfall Turner, O. Heywood's Diaries, 1882-5. 

Hu = Hutchins, Hist, of Dorset, 1861-73. 

/fw = W. M. Harvey, Hundred of Willey, 1872-8. 

//x = John Watson, Hist, of Halifax, 1775. 

/ = Inscriptions in Bunhill Fields, 1717. 

It = J. Horsfall Turner, Nonconformity in Idle, 1876. 

J = T. Smith James, Hist. Litigation Presb. Chapels, 1 867 

Je = W. D. Jeremy, Presbyterian Fund, 1885. 

Jo = Admissions to St. John's Coll., Camb., 1893. 

Jp = Journal, Presb. Hist. Soc, England, May 1 9 16. 

Jw = J. Wonnacott, Hist. Morley Old Chapel, 1859. 

K = Hasted, Kent, 1778-99. 

L = True Acct. of Taking of W. Lobb, 1683. 

La = Lansdowne M.S. 459 {B.M.). 

Lc = W. Lewis, Hist. Cong. Ch., Cockermouth, 1870. 

Ld = Little London Directory, 1677 (reprint, 1863). 

Le = Le Neve, Fast;!, 1854. 

Lh = T. W. Horsfield, Hist, of Lewes, 1824. 

LI = W. Lloyd, Hist. Barton St. Chapel, Gloucester, 1899. 

Lm = R. Masters, Hist. Corpus Christi Coll., Camb., ed. Lamb, 1831. 

Ln = J. Nichols, Leicestershire, 1790. 

Lo = H. B. Wheatley, London Past and Present, 1891. 

Lr = J. P. Longstaff, Hist. Cong. Ch., Romford, 1913. 

Ls = Wm. Salt Library, Stafford, "Account of the Province of Canterbury, 1676" 

(Shropshire entries printed by W. G. D. Fletcher, 1891). 

Ly = Lysons, Environs of London, 1792-181 1. 

Lz = Lysons, Parishes in Middlesex, 1800. 


' M = MS. Minutes in possession of Presb. Board {D.W.L.). 
Ma —- J. E. Manning, Hist. Upper Chapel, Sheffield, 1900. 
Mc = Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana, 1702. 
Mh = J. Murch, Presb. and G. B. Churches, West of Eng., 1835. 
Ml = Maitland, London, 1756. 
Mn = Manning,- Surrey, 1804-14. 
Mo = Mem. of R. Mayo, 1912. 
Mfi = J. O. Payne, Family of Malthus, 1890. 
Mr = Monthly Repository. 
Ms = Mensalia Sacra, 1693. 
Mu = Munk, Roll of Coll. of Physicians, 1878. 
Mw = D. Mayo, Fun. Sermon for J. Waters, 1725. 
My = J. G. Miall, Congregationalism in Yorkshire, 1868. 

N = B. Nightingale, Ejected of Cumberland, 191 1. 

Na = Nash, Worcestershire, 1781-99. 

m = Blomefield, Norfolk, 1805-62. 

Nc = Newcourt, Repertorium, 1708-10. 

JV/i = J. Nichols, Hist. Hinckley, 18 13. 

W/fe = F. Nicholson and E. Axon, Nonconformity in Kendal, 19 1 5. 

Nl = B. Nightingale, Lancashire Nonconformity, 1890-3. 

JVm = W, Money, Hist, of Newbury, 1905. 

Nn = J. W. Robinson, Ministers at Alston Moor, 1909. 

No = B. Carpenter, Presbyterianism in Nottingham, 1862. 

Np = Bridges, Northamptonshire, 1791. 

JVf = Notes and Queries. 

Nr = Northowram Register, ed. J. Horsfall Turner, 1881. 

Nt = B. Nightingale, Hist. Indep. Chapel, Tockholes, 1886. 

O = W. J. Odgers, Hist. Plymouth Unitarian Congr., 1850. 

Oc = Ormerod, Cheshire, 1882." 

Od = W. Densham and J. Ogle, Cong. Churches of Dorset, 1999 (sic), 

Om = J. M. Connell, Story of Old Meeting Ho. [Lewes], 1916. 

'-^P = Palmer, Nonconformists' Memorial, 2nd Edn., 1802-3. 

Fa = S. Palmer, Defence of Dissenters' Education, 1703. 

Pe = B. Poole, Hist. Coventry, 1870. 

I'd = Peck, Desiderata Curiosa, 1779, p. 505. 

'^Pe = G. E. C, Complete Peerage, 1888-98. 

PA = T. A. Walker, Admissions to Peterhouse, 19 12. 

Pi = G. Pickford, Hist. Congleton Unitarian Chapel, 1883. 

Pn = J. S. Pearsall, Outlines Congregationalism, Andover, 1844. 

Po — Polwhele, Hist. Devonshire, 1806. 

Pr = Prince, Worthies of Devon, 1701. 

Ps = T. Whitaker, Sermons (posthumous), 17 12. 

Pu = P. Cunningham, Handbook of London, 1850. 

Pw = A. N. Palmer, Nonconformity of Wrexham, 1888. 

Q = Journal, Friends' Hist, Society. 


R = True Acct., Rye House Plot, 1685. 

Ra = T. Reynold, Life of J. Ashwood, 1707. 

Jid = W. Blazeby, Rotherham, 1906. 

Re = W. Richardson, South Cave Parish Registers, 1909. 

Re = J. S. Reid, Hist. Presb. Ch., Ireland, 3rd edn., vol. ii. App. iii. 

Rg = Rudder, Gloucestershire, 1779. 

Ri = J. S. Reid, Hist. Presb. Congregations, Ireland, 1886. 

RJ = Information from Rev. Rees Jenkin Jones, Aberdare. 

R/ = H. D. Roberts, Hope Street Church, Liverpool, 1909. 

R^ = A. Peel, Seconde Parte of a Register, 191 5. 

Rg = Reliquary^ xvi. 75. 

Rr = Registrum Regale, 1847. 

Rs = T. Richmond, Hist. Nonconf. Stockton, 1856. 

•^ Rt = Rivington Chapel Bicentenary, 1903. 

Rw = T. Rees, Prot. Nonconformity in Wales, 1883. 

Ry = List of Conspirators, Rye House Plot, 1683. 

5 = W. A. Shaw, Knights of England, 1 906. 

Sa = R. B. Wheler, Hist. Stratford-upon-Avon [1806]. 

Sb = Summers, Congr. Churches, Berks, Bucks, So. Oxon., 1905. 

Sc = Manchester Socinian Controversy, 1825 [ed. by J. Birt ; List of Chapels, 

by R. Slate]. 

Sd = Surtees, Durham, 1806-40. 

S/ = Hew Scott, Fasti Eccl. Scot., 1876-81. 

5^ = J. L. Sibley, Graduates of Harvard, 1873, etc. 
S.//. = Somerset House. 

SA = H. Sharpe, Addition, 191 2, to Hist. Rosslyn Hill Congn., 1909. 

Sz = J. Sibree and M. Caston, Independency in Warwickshire, 1855. 

SI = Stow, Survey of London, ed. Strype, 1720. 

Sm = J. Smith, Bibliotheca Anti-Quakeriana, 1873. 

Sp = ]. Stedman, Presbyterian Priestcraft, 1720. 

Sq = W. Smith, Morley Ancient and Modem, 1886. 

Sr = W. Smith, Registers of Topcliffe, 1888. 

Ss = Steven, Hist. Scot. Ch., Rotterdam, 1832. 

Si = Stow, Survey of London, ed. Kingsford, 1 908. 

Su = E. Taylor, Suffolk Bartholomeans, 1840. 

Sw = G. C. Moore Smith, Extracts, T. Woodcock's Papers, 1907. 

Sx = W. A. Shaw, Manchester Classis, 1890-91. 

Sy = W. A. Shaw, Bury Classis, 1896-8. 

T = G. Lyon Turner, Original Records, Nonconformity, 191 1- 14. 

T6 = Pishey Thompson, Boston, 1856. 

TV = Ball and Venn, Admissions, Trinity Coll., Camb., 191 3. 

Td = C. Twamley, MS. Hist. Wolverhampton St. Chapel, Dudley {penes A. G.), 

Th = Thornbury, Old and New London, vol. ii. [1879]. 

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To = J. Toulmin, Historical View, 18 14. 

Ts = J. Toulmin, Mem. of S. Bourn, 1808. 

Tt = J. Toulmin, Hist, of Taunton, ed. J. Savage, 1822. 

Tw = W. Tong, Dedication to J. Warren's Fun. Serm. for J. Merrel, 17 16. 


U = Album Studiosorum, Utrecht, 1886. 

Uc = Urwick, Cheshire, 1864. 

Ue = Unitarian Herald, 5th Aug. 1887. 

Ug = Grounds and Occasions of the Controversy concerning the Unity of God, 

Uh = Urwick, Herts, 1884. 
Uw = Urwick, Worcester, 1897. 

V — Venn, Matriculations and Degrees, Cambridge, 191 3. 

^^IV = Wilson, Dissenting Churches, London, 1808-14. 
Wa= R. Wallace, in Hist. Chesterfield, 1839. 
IVb = J. R^ Wreford, Presb. Nonconformity, Birmingham, 1832. 
Wc = Walker, Sufferings of the Clergy, 1714. 
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Wg= E. L. Glew, Hist. Walsall, 1856. 

Wk= J. Whitehead, Hist. Gravel Pit Chapel, Hackney, 1889. 
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IVs = ]. Waddington, Surrey Congr. History, 1866. 

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IVy = J. Waylen, House of Cromwell, ed. J. G. Cromwell, 1897. 
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Z = J. Brownbill, Lancaster Jottings, iii. (Trans. Hist. Soc. Lane. & Ches., 


ABERGAVENNY (' Abergaveney,' ' Aber- 
gaynie '), Monm. ; misplaced in Heref. 
Ejected here in 1660 was . . . Abbot. C 
[48, 124] 

ABERLLYNFI (' Aberllynvy '), then a 
parish, now a hamlet in Glasbury parish, 
Brec. [143] 

ABERNETHY, JOHN, M.A. (19 O. 1680- 
Dec. 1740). Ip, Born at Brigh, Co. 
Tyrone. Son of John Abernethy (d. 
1703), then Presbyterian Minister there. 
Educ. in arts at Glasgow (graduating 
M.A.) and in divinity at Edinburgh, and 
further in Dublin. Minister at Antrim, 
ordained 8 Aug. 1703. Removed to 
Wood Street, Dublin, in 1730. His ser- 
mon on " Rehgious Obedience " was 
deUvered in Belfast on 9 D. 1719, at a 
meeting of the Belfast Society, founded 
(1705) for ministerial interchange of 
thought on sacred subjects. 

John Abernethy, F.R.S. (3Ap. 1764—28 
Ap. 1831), the eminent London surgeon, 
was Ms grandson. {Wi.) [155] 

ABINGDON CAbington'). [68] 

ABNEY, SIR THOMAS (Jan. 1639/40— 6 F. 
1722). Ip, Bom at Willesley, Derbysh. ; 
fourth son of James Abney, high sheriff 
of Derbyshire (1656). Educated at 
Loughborough. Member of the con- 
gregation of John Howe, M.A. [q.v.]. 
Knighted 2 N. 1693. Attended the meet- 
ing of Managers of the Common Fund on 
3 N. 1690, but was not appointed Man- 
ager till 2 Mar. 1 690/1, replacing . . . 
Waytes [q.v.] ; appointed Correspondent 
for Derbyshire, 11 Jan. 1691/2, in room 
of Henry Coape [?.f .] ; his last attend- 
ance was on 10 Oct. 1692 ; at mid- 
summer, 1693, his subscription was in 
arrear ; he was reappointed Manager in 
1695, but did not attend. An original 
director (1694) of the Bank of England ; 
Lord Mayor, 1 700-1 ; M.P. for London, 
1 70 1-2. He it was who, on the death 
of James II., carried in face of much 
opposition an address to the Crown from 
the Common Council of London renounc- 
ing the Pretender, an example which 
" spirited the whole nation " and was 
followed by the Act for abjuring the 
Pretender. From 1712 he entertained 
as permanent guest Isaac Watts, D.D. 
[q.v.] ; hence it has been inferred that 
his later leanings were toward the 
Congregationals ; the facts stated in 

the funeral sermon by Jeremiah Smith 
disprove this. His daughter Sarah 
married Joseph Caryl, M.A. [?.w.]. His 
estate, Abney Park, Stoke Newington, 
was in part converted (1840) into a general 
cemetery. (Cm. D. M.) [162, 165, 168] 
ACHAM. [16, 89] See Shropshire 
ACTON. Ejected here was Thomas Elford, 
of St. Mary Hall, Oxford ; matric. 13 
Dec. 1633, aged 19 ; B.A., 1635 ; rector 
of West Monkton, Som., 1653 ; rector 
of Acton, 1657; ejected, 1660. (C. F.) 

[73] ^ ,,. 

ADAMS, TOBIAS (fl. 1660-92). ©. Vicar 

of Wembden, Som. ; ejected. Licensed 

5 S. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher " in his house 

at Middlezoy, Som. (C. P. T.) [93, 94] 


AI. [106, 107] See Suffolk 

ALBIN, HENRY (20 June 1624—25 S. 
1696). ip. Bom at Batcombe, Som. From 
Glastonbury Grammar School went to 
study at Oxford University, but appar- 
ently did not matriculate. Held from 
16461?) the sequestered rectory of West 
Camel, Som. ; ejected, 1660 ; rector of 
Donyatt, Som. ; ejected, 1662. There- 
after he lived in Batcombe parish. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of the preachers to 300 persons " At the 
house of Thomas Moore, Esq"" " in Bat- 
combe parish ; also as one of the preachers 
to 300 persons at Glastonbury " In a 
Barne, belonging to John Austin, where 
a Pulpitt and seats are built." Licensed, 
5 S. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher of Spar 
grave," where the house (licensed) of 
Thomas Moore was situated. In 1687 
he became preacher in rotation at Frome 
Selwood, Shepton Mallet, Bruton, and 
Wincanton. (C. D. P. T. Wc.) [92, 93] 

ALCESTER. Ejected here was Samuel 
■ Tickner, matric. at Peterhouse, Cam- 
bridge, 1644; B.A., 1645/6 (7.). See 
Joseph Porter. [117] 

ALDBOROUGH (' Albrough ') HATCH, 
chapelry in Ilford parish. Ess. [38] 

ALDRED. See Alured 

ALEXANDER, DANIEL (1660—3 Sept. 
1709)- IP. Studied under Charles Mor- 
ton and Edward Veal [q.v.'\ (one or both) ; 
Assistant to Samuel Slater, M.A. [?.f .], at 
Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate, 1693-1704. 
Minister at Armourers' HaU, Coleman 
Street, 1704, till death. Published 



Funeral Sermon (Job v. 26) for Slater, 
1704,410. (W.) [i] 

ALLEINE, JOSEPH, B.A. (1633—17 Nov. 
1668). ]p. Younger son of Tobias 
Alleine, Devizes, Wilts. Entered Ap. 
1649 at Lincoln Coll., Oxford ; removed 
to Corpus Christi Coll. ; matric. 14 N. 
1651 ; scholar, 1651 ; chaplain, 1653 ; 
B.A., 1653. Ordained by presbyters 
(1655) as assistant to George Newton, 
M.A., at St. Mary Magdalen's, Taunton, 
Som. ; both were ejected, 1662. Suffered 
many imprisonments as a " conventicler. " 
His posthumous "Alarme to Unconverted 
Sinners,"i672, still in print, is a classic of 
evangelical appeal. (C.D.F.P.) [188] 

ALLEN, JOHN ? (J. In Feb. 1672/3 was 
granted " Licence to John Allen, Congr. 
Teachr., at the house of Elizabeth King 
of Radwell in Bedfordsh." Radwell is in 
Herts, though near the boundary ; Barley, 
though at some distance, is in the same 
northern part of Herts. (T.) [50] 

ALLEN . . . [38] 

ALLINGTON (' Alton '), South Wilts. 
Allington is meant (see Crofts, John) ; not 
Alton Barnes, from the rectory of which 
was ejected, in 1662, Obadiah Wills (son 
of Richard, of Sherbourne, Dors.), of 
Exeter Coll., Oxford ; matric. 8 July 
1642, aged 17 ; M.A., 1649 ; Fellow of 
New Coll., 1649 ; hcensed, 30 Apr. 1672, 
as Grail Congr. Teacher, being then of 
Devizes (near Alton Barnes). Walker 
says he got hold of the chapelry of Alton 
Priors by informing against the incum- 
bent ; this chapelry now goes with 
Alton Barnes. (C. F.) 

ALRESFORD ('Alsford'). Ejected here 
was . . . Taylor. (C.) [102] 

ALREWAS. Ejected here was Thomas 
Bladen \_q.v.'] [96] 

ALSFORD. [102] See Hampshire 

ALSISTON. [115] See Sussex 

ALSOP, VINCENT, M.A. (?) (1630—8 May 
i7°3)- ©. Son of George Alsop, rector 
ot Colhngham, Notts. From Uppingham 
grammar school admitted sizar 13 S. 
1647, aged 17, at St. John's Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric, 1647/8 ; no record of 
graduation ; described as M.A. Or- 
dained as an AngUcan deacon, he became 
assistant in the grammar school at Oak- 
ham, Rutland, where the vicar, Benja- 
min King (appointed 1646, resigned 
1660), cured him of rollicking ways, and 
led him to receive Presbyterian ordina- 
tion. He was appointed (1655 ?) rector of 
Wilby, Northants, succeeding Andrew 
Peme (d. Dec. 1654). Ejected, 1662, he 
preached, under penalties, at Oakham 
and Wellingborough, Northants. His 

repeated application for a licence for 
a room over the school at Wellingborough 
was not granted ; on 13 May 1672 he was 
licensed as a Congr. Teacher in his house 
at Geddington, Northants, whither he 
had removed from Wellingborough. He 
succeeded Thomas Cawton, B.A. {d. 
10 Apr. 1677), as Minister of the Presby- 
terian congregation in Tothill Street, 
Westminster. On the issue of James 
II. 's Declaration for Liberty of Conscience, 
he went far in his approaches to that 
monarch, who, however, had earned his 
gratitude by pardoning some " treason- 
able practices " of his son. In 1685 he 
succeeded William Jenkyn, M.A. [?.».], as 
a Pinners' Hall Lecturer, resigning (1694) 
on the expulsion of Daniel Williams, D.D. 
{q.v.'], and becoming a Salters' Hall 
Lecturer. An original Manager of the 
Common Fund, and a strong supporter of 
the Happy Union, his bluff and tart 
humour, chiefly under a thin veil of 
anonymity, enlivened controversy ; of 
this the most notable specimen is his 
anonymous " Anti-Sozzo," 1675, in which 
he trounces William Sherlock, who had 
disparaged the theology of Noncon- 
formist leaders. Living to a ripe age, 
Alsop retained " his spirits and his 
smartness " to the last. John Lacy, who 
in 1706 fell in with the French Prophets, 
was a wealthy member of his flock. 
(C. D. Jo. P. T. V. W.) [68, 77, 87, 154, 
158, 160, 164, 165, 168, 181, 186] 

ALSOP, WILLIAM [fi. 1660-93). Held the 
sequestered vicarage of Ilminster, Som. ; 
ejected, 1660. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him among preachers to 400 
persons at various houses in and about 
West Monkton, Som. ; also to 200 
persons at the houses of Henry Henly, 
Esq., and John Bennett, Winsham, Som. ; 
also to 40 persons at Aisholt, Som. ; 
also to 180 persons at Broadway, Som. 
He was voted, 1690, a grant of {^$ a year 
for Beaconsfield " if he stay." By 20 Ap. 
1691, he had removed to Barnet, Herts, 
where he received an annual grant of £(>, 
1691-3. " He lived and died in or near 
London." (C. M. P. T. Wc.) [lo] 


ALTHAM ('Altam'), chapelry in Whalley 
parish. Lane, now vicarage. Ejected 
here was Thomas JolUe \_q.v.']. [61] 

ALTON, Hants. [loi] 

ALTON. [103] See Wiltshire 

(1661 — 26 Aug. 1729). Ip. Son of James 
Aldred (d. Jan. 1718/9) of Monton. 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 18 June 
1680. Ordained at AttercUffe, 12 S. 



1688, probably for Horwich Chapel, 
parish of Deane, which was recovered for 
Nonconformists through the influence of 
Lord Willoughby and by connivance of 
Richard Hatton, vicar of Deane from 1673. 
Horwich ISlew Chapel was not built by 
Nonconformists till 1716. Aldred was in 
the Bolton Classis of United Ministers 
till 1699, when, on the death of Thomas 
Crompton [q.v.], he succeeded him at 
Monton. In 1706, 1708, and 1709, the 
Fund made a grant of ;^5 to " Mr. Alread 
at Ekles " (spelled also Alreed and Aired). 
{Hh. M. Nk. Nl.) [62] 


ALVERTHORPE {' Alverthorp," ' Ater- 
thorpe,' ' Attgrthorp '). [129, 130] 

AMBROSE, ISAAC, M.A. (May 1604-Jan. 
1663/4). Bom at Ormskirk, Lane, where 
his father was vicar. Matric. 2 N. 1621 
at Brasenose Coll., Oxford, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1624/5 ; incorp. M.A. at Cambridge, 
1631/2. Vicar of Castleton, Derb., 1627- 
1631; one of the four 'king's preachers' 
for Lancashire, 1631 ; vicar of Preston, 
Lane, 1640 ; vicar of Garstang, Lane, 
1654 ; ejected, 1662. Buried at Preston, 
25 Jan. Halley names him the most 
meditative Puritan of Lancashire. (C. D. 
F. HI. P.) [188] 

TOPHER, B.A. (fl. 1660-90). C. Ap- 
parently son of Paul Amyraut, of German 
birth ; ejected (1660 ?) from the se- 
questered rectory of Mundesley, Norf. 
Matric. at Jesus Coll., Cambridge, 1649 ; 
B.A., 1652/3. Vicar of New Buckenham, 
Norf. ; ejected (1662). The Episc. Re- 
turns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers at Trunch, Norf. {see Green, 
John) ; also as preaching at Sidestrand, 
Norf., at the house of one Clarke, some- 
times at Overstrand at the hall place 
belonging to Mrs. Reimes. Licensed, 10 
June 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in Sam : 
Knights howse in Overstrand, Norfolk." 
In 1675 he was a member of the Con- 
gregational church at Guestwick, Norf. 
He succeeded John Lougher {d. 14 O. 
1686) as pastor of the Congregational 
church at Southrepps, Norf. He prob- 
ably lived at Northrepps. He died before 
1697, when the Southrepps membership 
was transferred to Tunstead, Norf. 
{B.C.P.T.V.) [74] 

ANABAPTISTS. [10, 23, 42, 46, 48, 79, 
81, 102, 147] 

ANDERTON, ROGER {d. Apr. 1705). Jp. 
Bom near Bolton, Lane. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy at Rathmel, 3 May or 3 
June 1684. Ordained, 7 June 1693, as 
Minister at Whitehaven. His name ap- 

pears in trust-deed (12 Feb. 1694/5) of 
Chapel erected 1694 as " a chapel that 
shall be used, so long as the law will allow, 
by Protestant Dissenters from the Church 
of England, whether Presbyterian or 
Congregational, according to their way 
and persuasion." He received, 1696- 
i7°3, £4 ^ year for Whitehaven from 
the Fund. In 1704 he removed to 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. (Cm. {ig Aug. 1876), 
Fr. Hh. Lf. M. Nk. Nr. El.) [63, 64] 

ANDOVER. [100] 

ANGIER, SAMUEL (1659 ?-2o F. 1697/8). 
C. ? Sou of John Angler, M.A., vicar of 
Deane, Lane. ; grandson of Jolm Angier 
( 1 605-1 677) of Denton ; wife's nephew of 
Oliver Hejrwood [q.v.]. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 24 Ap. 1676. Ordained 
I June 1687, at Oliver Heywood's house, 
probably for Toxteth Park, where he 
ministered in conjunction with Chris- 
topher Richardson [g.v.], who began 
work in Liverpool in that year. Angier 
seems to have ministered to the Con- 
gregational church, in succession to 
Michael Briscoe {see Crompton, Thomas), 
and as he married Briscoe's daughter he 
was probably assisting at Toxteth Park 
before ordination ; Richardson ministered 
to the Presbyterians ; both bodies used 
the same Chapel. In July 1689 Angier 
registered the New Chapel, Castle Hey, 
Liverpool, and Toxteth Park Chapel for 
Prot. Diss, worship. In 1697 the house 
of Mary Briscoe in Toxteth Park was 
similarly registered. He remained at 
Toxteth till death. {Hh. Nk. Rl. (needs 
correction), Wl. X.) [58, 59] 

ANGLESEY. [141, 148] 

ANN'S LANE, i.e. [Great] St. Anne's Lane, 
Great Peter Street, Westminster. Here 
Robert Herrick, the poet, sequestered 
from the vicarage of Dean Prior, Devon, 
lived as a layman from 1647 to the Re- 
volution. Parallel with it was Little St. 
V Anne's Lane. (Lo.) [4] 

ANNESLEY, SAMUEL, D.C.L. (1620/1- 
31 Dec. 1696). p. Bom at Kemlworth. 
Only child of John Anneley of Haseley, 
Warw., ' pleb.' This (confirmed by his 
funeral sermon) disposes of the state- 
ment that he was nephew of Arthur 
Annesley (1614-86), first Earl of Anglesey, 
son of Sir Francis Annesley of Newport 
Pagnell, Bucks, afterwards Viscount 
Valentia. From Coventry grammar 
school he matric. (as Anneley), 21 Oct. 
1636, at Queen's Coll., Oxford, aged 15 ; 
B.A., 1639 ; D.C.L., 1648. Possibly 1 
ordained as Anglican deacon. Ordained 
in London by presbyters, 18 Dec. 1644, 
as chaplain to Robert Rich, Earl of / 



Warwick, Lord, High Admiral, on board 
the Globe ; later he was with Warwick 
during the expedition to Holland. In 
1645 (?) he obtained the rectory of Cliffe- 
at-Hoo, Kent, sequestered from Griffith 
Higges, D.D. ; this he resigned in 1657, 
becoming lecturer at St. Paul's Cathedral, 
and (1658) vicar of St. Giles", Cripplegate, 
to which he obtained, 23 Aug. 1660, a new 
{the third) presentation from Charles II. 
Ejected in 1662, he continued to preach. 
/The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
/preaching to 800 Presbyterians "In 
) Spittlefeilds at a New House built for 
/ that purpose, w"' Pulpit & Seates." At 
f the time of Indulgence, Annesley was a 
( leader of the " Ducklings," whose influence 
) was with the middle classes (see Bates, 
\ WilHam). On 2 Apr. 1672, he was Licensed 
(as Presb. Teacher in the above building, 
1" his owne howse in Spittle Fields." 
(This is the meeting-house, " with three 
(good galleries," later described as at or 
near Little St. Helen's (iiow St. Helen's 
\ Place). Here Annesley ministered till 
I death ; here the meetings of the Ministers 
I in the Happy Union were held ; and 
■ i here the first Nonconformist pubUc 
'\ ordination was held, 22 June 1694 (see 
Reynolds, Thomas) . | Daniel Defoe was a 
I member of his flock. Being a man of 
good estate, Annesley devoted a tenth of 
his income to charitable uses. He mar- 
ried a daughter of John White (known 
as ' Century White ') and had a numerous 
faniily ; asked how many, he estimated 
them at either two dozen or a quarter 
of a hundred ; but only a son, Benjamin, 
and two daughters survived him. ( His 
daughter Ehzabeth was the first wife of 
1/ John Dunton [?.«.] , his youngest daughter, 
Susanna, married Samuel Wesley,! and 
had nineteen children, among them being 
John [?.f.] and Charles, the founders of 
Methodism. Annesley was a near rela- 
tive of Thomas FuUer, the church his- 
torian and humorist. (C. Cm. Cw. D.JF. 
M. P. Pe. Rt. T. W.) [112, 123, 157 (Meet- 
ing House), 160, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 
169, 181, 189] ^ 
ANTHONY'S, i.e. St. Anthony's Church, 
in Budge Row (budge is lambskin, dressed 
with the wool outward). Stow gives St. 
Anthonie as the saint to whom the church 
was dedicated ; Strype gives St. An- 
thonine, vulgarly St. Antlin. Hence the 
modem form St. Antholin. The church, 
rebuilt as an oval, by Wren, was taken 
down in Sept. 1874. (Lo. SI. St.) [2] 
ANTINOMIAN. [156, 185] 

pression, since pais does not imply in- 
fancy. All Baptists are Paedobaptists 
on occasion, though not Brephobaptists. 


ANTRIM. [155] 

APPLEBY, Leic. [67] 



ARMITAGE. Ejected here was Nathaniel 
Mansfield, M.A. [q.v.]. [96] 

ARMITAGE, JOHN (1632—22 Apr. 1700). 
Ip. His house at Kirkburton, i.e. at 
Lydgate [q.v.'] in Wooldale township, 
Kirkburton parish, Yorks, was licensed, 
5 Sept. 1672, for Presbyterian worship. 
He married Mary Moorehouse on 21 July 
1679. His house at " Waldale, Lydgate " 
(see above) was certified for Noncon- 
formist worship on 31 July 1689. He 
was a special friend of Oliver Heywood 
iq.v.-]. (Hy. Nr. T.) [132] 

ARMTHORPE, Yorks, W.R. (misplaced in 
E.R.). [139] 

laid out in 1641 in Upper Moorfields, 
being " the third great Field from Moor- 
gate next to the six Windmills." It Ues 
between Bunhill Row and Finsbury 
Square, with entrance in Chiswell Street. 
(Lo.Sl.) [3] 

ARTILLERY GROUND, the Old, is now 
represented by Artillery Lane (which 
runs from the east side of Bishopsgate 
Without) and by Artillery Passage and 
Gun Street (which run North from 
Artillery Lane). Stow says the ground 
was formerly called Tasell Close, " for 
that there were Tasels [teasels] planted 
for the vse of Clothworkers " ; thereafter 
it was let to the crossbow-makers for 
practice ; at length, being walled, it was 
made an Artillery Yard or Garden for 
the Fraternity of Artillery, chartered by 
Henry VIII. (Lo.Sl. St.) [4] 

ARUNDEL ('Arundell'). Ejected here 
was John Goldwire or Gouldwyer (from 
Surrey, pleb.), of All Souls' Coll., Oxford ; 
matric, 2 Nov. 1621, aged 18 ; B.A., 
1624 ; appointed rector of Milbrooke, 
Hants, 1646 ; vicar of Arundel, ejected, 
1662 ; taught school with his son (see 
below), first at Broadlands, afterwards 
at Baddesley, both near Romsey, Hants ; 
licensed, June 1672, as Pr. Teacher in a 
house at Romsey ; d. 22 May 1696 in 88th 
year. (C. F. T.) John Goldwire, the 
son, matric. (pensioner) at Queen's Coll., 
Cambridge, 1647 ; entered (subs.) at New 
Inn Hall, Oxford, 20 June 1651 ; B.A., 
21 June 1651 ; M.A., 1654 : vicar of 
Felpham, Suss., ejected, 1662 ; lived 
latterly at Romsey, Hants, and preached 



there nineteen years {d. 9 Dec. 1713, aged 
83). {C.F.V.) [112] 

ASHBOURNE ('Ashburn'). [28, 29] 


ASHBURTON. Ejected here was Joshua 
Bowden, of Exeter Coll., Oxford ; matric, 
I Apr. 1642, aged 17 ; rem. to Magdalen 
Hall; M.A., 1648; Fellow of Wadham 
Coll., 1648 ; rector of Ashburton, 1661 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; conformed, and became 
vicar of Frampton, Dors., 1664 ; d. i July 
1686. (C. F. Hu.) [31] 


ASHFORD, Derb. [26] 

ASHFORD, Kent. Ejected here was 
Nicholas Prigg, M.A. [?.w.]. [55] 

(8 Sept. 1645 — 13 Apr. 1711). p. Of 
Waterstock House, Oxon. Born in Lon- 
don. Eldest son of Henry Ashurst 
(1614 ?-Nov. 1680), merchant and Alder- 
man, and himself a merchant of London. 
Father and sons were great friends of 
Richard Baxter [q.v.']. M.P. for Truro, 
1681-95 ; created a baronet, 21 July 
1688 ; appointed a Manager (1695) °^ the 
reconstituted Fund, but did not attend ; 
M.P. for Wilton, Wilts, 1698 -1702. 
Buried at Waterstock. (Ba. D. M.) [164] 

ASHHURST, . . . f). Proposed as Manager 
by Daniel WilUams \_q.v^ on 29 July 
1690 ; attended no meeting. In all 
probabiUty this was Wilham Ashhurst 
[j.n.], whose appointment as Book-keeper 
took place on 4 Aug. 1690. (Cm. M.) 
Other contemporaries of this surname 
were (a) Henry Ashurst, son of Sir 
WilUam Ashurst [q.v.'] ; educ. (1686) 
under Samuel Cradock [q.v.'] ; became 
Town Clerk of London ; (b) Henry 
Ashurst [d. 17 May 1732), studied (1691) 
at Utrecht ; succeeded his father, Sir 
Henry Ashurst [q.v.'], as baronet. (Ba. 
D.M.) [162] 

ASHHURST, WILLIAM, the Book-keeper. 
(M.) [162, 169, 170, 172, 173, 175] 

WILLIAM. Born in London. Second 
son of Henry Ashurst (1614 ?-i68o). 
Knighted 31 Oct. 1689 ; Lord Mayor of 
London, 1693. He was not a contributor 
to the Fund. (D.M.S.) [4] 

ASHLEY. The margination ' Lestershere ' 
seems a confusion between this place and 
Ashby Magna (see Clarke, Matthew). [76] 

ASHLING. [113] 

ASHTON. [120] See Warwickshire 

field '). Ejected here in 1662 was James 
Wood, perpetual curate in 1648 ; d. 10 
Feb. i(>b(>l'] ; father of James Wood \_q.v?\. 
(C. D. Nl.) [58, 60] 

ASHWOOD, JOHN (1657—22 S. 1706). 
C. Born at Axminster, Devon ; son of 
Bartholomew Ashwood, B.A., ejected, 
1662, from the rectory of Bickleigh and 
vicarage of Axminster, Devon. Educated 
under Theophilus Gale [q.v.] at Newington 
Green. Taught school at Axminster, 
then at Chard, Som. Removed, under 
pressure, to Haverland, Norf., and ar- 
ranged to leave for America in Jan. 
1683/4. Prevented by illness, he re- 
moved to Weston, parish of Combe St. 
Nicholas, Som., and thence to one of the 
Bucklands. He now had a call to 
Exeter, was ordained, and ministered 
there for ten years {1689-99 ?). On 26 
June 1693 the Common Fund made liim 
a grant of £2. Called to London, for 
about two years he preached in the morn- 
ing at Hoxton, in the evening at Spital- 
fields, moving finally to a charge at 
Peckham, Surrey. His last sermon was 
on a visit in failing health to his former 
flock at Exeter. (M. Ra.) [30] 

ASPINWALL, PETER, B.A. (1636-June 
1696). ]p. Son of a clergyman. Matric. 
at Brasenose Coll., Oxford, 25 July 1655 ; 
B.A., 1658/9. Ejected from the living 
of Heaton [? Huyton] in Lancashire. 
Licensed, 16 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in the howse of John Robinson," Ashton- 
in-Makerfield, Lane. In July 1689 he 
registered the house in Warrington of 
Laurence Eccleston for Prot. Diss, worship. 
(Nl.T.X.) [58] 

ASPINWALL, WILLIAM, B.A. (d. 1703 ?). 
]P. Bom in Lancashire. Matric. at 
Magdalene Coll., Cambridge, 1654 ; B.A., 
1657. Ordained by presbyters at Clay- 
worth, Notts. Vicar of MaghuU, Lane, in 
1648 ; vicar, 1655/6, of Mattersey, Notts ; 
indicted, 1661, for not reading Common 
Prayer (Notts Co. Records) ; ejected, 1662. 
Took to farming at Thurnscoe, Yorks. 
Licensed, i May 1672, on petition of 
parishioners of Winwick, as ' ' Pr. Teacher " 
in the " outhowesinge " of Richard Birchall 
in Winwick parish. For Shierstead 
(Sheerestead, Shierside, Shireshead) see 
Shire Head. The Common Fund granted 
him (1693) £6 a year for Sheerestead, 
reduced in 1695 to ;^4, and ending 25 Dec. 
1702. (C.D.Hh.M.m.P.V.X.Y.) [58] 

ASTLEY, RICHARD (1640-1696). C. 
Born near Manchester. Educ. at Man- 
chester grammar school. His father 
meant him for trade, but was persuaded 
to send him to a university (not specified). 
He was not there long, seeing that, before 
1660, his gifts as a preacher had obtained 
his appointment to Blackrod, then a 
chapelry in the parish of Bolton, Lane, 



whence he was ejected. He went to 
Hull, where in 1669 he succeeded John 
Canne as pastor of the congregation after- 
wards meeting at Dagger Lane. Licensed, 
June 1672, as " Ind. Teacher in the 
howse of John Robinson in Kingston 
upon Hull." In this charge he remained 
till death. (C. My. P. T. Y.) [138] 

ASTON, juxta Birmingham. [120] 

ASTON UPON TRENT. Ejected here 
(1660) from the sequestered rectory was 
Thomas Palmer, of Magdalen Coll., 
Oxford, M.A. (1654), formerly rector of 
St. Laurence Pountney, London, rector 
here from 1646. (C. F.) [27] 

ASTY, JOHN. See Minister's son 

ATCHAM (■' Acham '), had 9 Noncon- 
formists in 1676. (Ls.) [16, 89] 

ATERTHORP. [130] See Yorkshire, W. 

ATKINS, HENRY (28 D. 1679-1742 ?). 
]p, [Probably related to Robert Atkins, 
M.A. (1628 ?-28 Mar. 1685), ejected from 
the rectory of St. John's, Exeter, and 
founder of the Bow Meeting congregation.] 
He became Minister of Puddington, 
Devon (ordained 16 Oct. 1701), and in 
April or May 171 7 sounded the alarm of 
heresy in James Peirce's pulpit (seeHallett, 
Joseph). Subsequently he removed to 
Totnes, Devon, receiving, 1 728-1 742, 
£5 a year from the Fund. He was 
succeeded (1727) at Puddington by 
William Nation from Fowy, Corn. (Em. 
Ev.J.M.) [30] 

ATKINSON, SIMON (1634 ?-Sept. 1694). 
C. Held the sequestered vicarage of 
Lazonby, Cumb., in Jan. 1645/6; author- 
ised 8 Mar. 1645/6 to offtciate in the 
.chapelries in Crosthwaite parish, Cumb. 
Took the engagement (1649) of loyalty 
to the government without King or House 
of Lords. Ministered also from 1652 in 
the chapelry of Hesket-in-the-Forest, 
Cumb. Opposed Quakers. Ejected, 
1660. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of the preachers to " Inde- 
pendents 60 or more " at Hesket, Lazonby, 
and Kirkoswald. Licensed, 29 May 1672, 
as Congr. Teacher in house of William 
Sanderson at Hesket. Presented for 
Nonconformity, 1671-7. Buried 6 S. 
1694 ^"t Calthwaite, Cumb., where he was 
reported "Pastour" on 9 May 1692. 
(C. M. N. P. T.) [2] 

ATTERCLIFFE, then a chapelry in Shef- 
field parish, Yorks ; now vicarage. [130, 

ATTERTHORP. [129] See Yorkshire, 

W. Riding 
AUSTIN. [79] See Northumberland 

AVERY, RICHARD, M.A. {fl. 1653-79) 
Ip. Of a Newbury family. Matric. ' serv. 
at Wadham Coll., Oxford, 24 June 1653 
demy, Magdalen Coll., 1656-9 ; B.A. 
1656 ; M.A., 1659 ; Fellow, 1659-60 
Ej ected in 1 660 from the sequestered vicar 
age of Kingsclere, Hants. Calamy speaks 
of him as " of this County " (Berks), adding 
" I cannot Learn where he was Ejected." 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report a con- 
venticle at Hursley, Hants, " Att the 
house of Mrs. Dorothy Cromwell [daughter 
of Richard Mayor, of Hursley] wife to 
Richard Cromwell the late Usurper," 
consisting of " Supposed Presbyterians 
49 of which 24 are Parishioners the rest 
strangers some of the Parishon^s men of 
Estates," the preacher being " M"' Avery, 
Mrs Cromwell's Chaplaine, who being 
demanded by W" Authorithy he held that 
unlawfuU Assembly, Answered that he 
was Authorised thereto by Jesus Christ, 
and That his Lady would beare them out 
in all their meetings." A petition signed 
by 20 parishioners of Kingsclere asked 
" yt Mr Richard Averie Presbiterian 
pswation may be allowed to be theire 
Teacher." Licensed, 10 June 1672, as 
"Presb. Teacher in the howse of W™ 
Jones," Kingsclere. In 1678 he was 
excommunicated for Nonconformity ; on 
17 S. 1679 a warrant was issued for 
his arrest. He lived at Newbury, 

His relative, Benjamin Avery, D.C.L. 
[d. 23 July 1764), left the Nonconformist 
Ministry in 1720, being a Non-subscriber 
at Salters' Hall (1719), and became a 
physician. He was Treasurer of Guy's 
Hospital, and secretary to the Dissenting 
Deputies from their appointment in 1732. 
(C.D.F.P.T.) [102] 

AXMINSTER. Ejected (1662) from this 
rectory was Bartholomew Ashwood, of 
St. Alban Hall and Exeter Coll., Oxford ; 
B.A., 1642 ; rector of Blickleigh, Devon; 
afterwards of Axminster ; living at Ax- 
minster, 1665 ; hcensed, 11 Apr. 1672, 
as Ind. Teacher ; his house at Axminster 
Ucensed same day as " a Place of Meeting 
of the Independent way " ; d. about 
1680. His son was John Ashford \g.v.']. 
[C.F.T.) [30] 

AXTELL, or AXELL. Axtell was a great 
Nonconformist name in Hertfordshire. 
(Uh.) [44,45] 

AYLESBURY. Ejected here m 1660 was 
John Lufie, M.A., son of John Luffe of 
Langford, Som., pleb. ; matric. at New 
Inn Hall, Oxford, 20 June 1634, aged 16 ; 
B.A., 1637 ; M.A., 1639/40 ; held the 
sequestered rectories of Street and 



Walton, Som., 1646 ; of Chew Magna, 
Som., 1647 ; later, the sequestered vicar- 
age of Aylesbury, where, after ejection, 
he preached for the restored vicar till 
1662 ; licensed, 16 May 1672, as general 
Presb. teacher of St. Mary Magdalene 
parish, Southwark. (C.F.P.T.) [9] 
RALPH.M.A. (rf.Mayi7i6). From Black- 
burn school went to Trinity Coll. Dublin 
(C. Innes, "Early Scotch Hist.," 1861) ; 
graduated M.A. Glasg. 1672. Succeeded 
the father of Thomas Kynaston [q.v.'] at 
Whitley Chapel in Great Budworth 
parish, Chesh. Superseded by a Con- 
formist, he removed to Brombro' in 
Wirral, and thence, 1704, to Rivington, 
where he died. From the Fund he re- 
ceived, 1705-15, £(> a year. His son 
Abraham was minister at Crook, 1726-30. 
(Gm.M.Nk.Uc.) [15] 

BACTON. [107] 

BADDIE, THOMAS {d. June 1729). ©. 
Bom in N. Wales. It appears that 
' Badi is a familiar form of Madoc' 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 23 Nov. 
1689. On 26 Jan. 1690/1, when he was 
certificated by Richard Stretton \_q.v.'], 
he is described as of Wrexham. The 
Common Fund granted him, 1691-3, as 
Student, £1/^ a year; and, 1711-28, as 
Minister at Denbigh, N. Wales, £8 a year ; 
reduced, 1723, to £6. He came in for 
some property. In the will of Daniel 
Williams, D.D. [?.w.], he is named a 
beneficiary "if he continues to preach 
in Denbigh. " (Ev. Fr. M. Nk. Pw. Rw. ) 

BADDOW, LITTLE. Ejected here was 
Thomas Gilson ; from Dedham grammar 
school matric, sizar, at Emmanuel CoU., 
Cambridge, 1645 ; rem. to Magdalen Hall, 
Oxford, B.A., 1648 ; Fellow of Corpus 
Christi Coll., 1649 ; M.A., 1649/50 ; 
vicar of Little Baddow, after 1650 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preaching at Brentwood, 
1669 ; licensed, 2 May 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in his house in Brentwood, Ess. ; 
his house licensed, same date, as Pr. 
meeting-place; licensed, 16 July 1672, 
as Pr. Grail, being of South Weald, Ess. ; 
Minister at Ratcliff, London ; died there, 
1680 (before 6 May), aged 50. (C. E. F. 
T. V.) [38, 43] 

BADLAND, THOMAS, B.A. (1634—5 May 
1698). Ip. Bom in Worcester. Matric. 
serviens, at Pembroke Coll., Oxford, 27 
N. 1650; B.A., 1653. Ordained, 20 May 
1657, by Wirksworth Classis, Derb. In- 
cumbent (1656) of the chapelry (now 
vicarage) of Willenhall, Staff. ; ejected, 

1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of two preachers to " about 
200 of all sorts, some people of good 
sufficiency " in St. Nicholas' parish, 
Worcester, " Att the houses of M^ 
Thomas Stirrup & M' Thomas Smyth 
every second Sunday." Licensed, June 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of 
Wm- Cheatle in Worcester." His flock 
was organised as " a particular Church of 
Christ " in 1687. Chewning Blackmore 
[y.f .] was his assistant from 1688. Warms- 
tree House was certified as their meeting- 
place, on I Oct. 1689. (C.De.F.P.T. 
Uw.) [126] 


BAGSHAW, WILLIAM {17 Jan. 1627/8- 
I Ap. 1702), the ' Apostle of the Peak.' 
J>, Bom at Litton, parish of TidesweU, 
Derb. Admitted, 1646, at Corpus Christi 
Coll., Cambridge, but did not matricu- 
late. Received episcopal ordination, and 
ministered three months at Warmhill 
Chapel, parish of TidesweU ; removed to 
Attercliffe, Yorks, as chaplain to Sir John 
Bright and assistant to James Fisher 
ipur. 29 Jan. 1666/7) at Sheffield; received 
Presbyterian ordination at Chesterfield, 
I Jan. 1650 /i, as vicar of Glossop, Derb. ; 
ejected, 1662. Retired to his estate. 
Ford Hall, parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith, 
Derb. Licensed, 18 Ap. 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in any licensed place " ; also, 
9 May as Pr. Teacher in house of George 
Shirt, Chapel-en-le-Frith ; also, 8 Aug. 
as Presbyt: Teacher at the house of 
WiUiam GarUcke, Dinting, Derbs. ; and 
in Sept. as Pr. Teacher at Glossop, Derb. 
' Chimley ' is Chinley, ' Chawseworth ' is 
Charlesworth ; ' Chelmarcon ' is Chel- 
morton ; he preached also at Bradwell, 
near Hucklow, and Malcoffe, near Ford. 
Buried at Chapel-en-le-Frith. (C. D. Lm. 
Ma. P. T. V. Y.) [25, 26, 180] 

(1618 — 20 F. 1703/4). ]p. Son of John 
Backaller of Axminster, Devon, pleb. ; 
matric. at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 6 Ap. 
1638, aged 20 ; assistant at Woodland, 
Devon, later at Newbury, Berks, ejected 
1662 ; preached afterwards in Woodland 
parish church by connivance ; about 1689 
took charge of a congregation at Sho- 
brooke, Devon (formerly Shogbrooke, 
MS. ' Shanghbrook '), till his death. 
Calamy calls him " Mr Blacabler " and 
" WilUam Blackaller " and confuses him 
with a namesake ; see Beckaller. (C 
Em. P.P.) [32, 33] 

BAILEY, J. E. [173-4] 

BAIOCK, or BAYOCK, JAMES (1649 ?- 
Sept. 1736). ip. Son of James Bayock, 



barber, York. Admitted pensioner at St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge, 15 June 1667, 
aet. 18; did not matriculate. Conformed; 
but subsequently entered the Noncon- 
formist ministry. The Common Fund 
granted him (1691-1711) ;£io a year for 
North Cave, reduced (1695) to £8. He 
removed to West End Chapel, South Cave, 
where he trained students for the ministry, 
and there died. His Meeting-house was 
put in trust, 30 May 1730, " for such 
persons as are or shall be known or 
distinguished most commonly by the 
name of Presbyterians." He was buried 
(apparently behind his Meeting-house) on 
29 Sept. 1736, " aged 90 or upwards. A 
Dissenting Minr. supposed to be the 
oldest minr. in England." (C. Jo. M. 
My. Nr. P. Re. V. Y .) [138] 

BAKER, MRS. C. Her " gift " was 
through Matthew Rapier [j.f.]. (JW.) 

BALA {' Bela '). [141, 143] 

BALDOCK (' Balduck '). Ejected from 
lectureship here in 1662 was WilUam 
Sherwin, of St. John's Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1624 ; rem. to Queens' 
Coll. ; B.A., 1627/8 ; M.A., 1631 ; held 
the sequestered rectory of Wallington, 
Herts, ejected thence, 1660. (C. Uh. V.) 


BALDWIN, ROGER, M.A. (1624—9 June 
1695). ]p. Son (fourth child) of William 
Baldwin (d. r673) of Standishgate, Wigan, 
pewterer ; baptized, 28 N. 1624, at 
Wigan. Matric. at Glasgow Univ., 1643 ; 
M.A., at Edinburgh Univ., 15 Ap. 1645. 
Incumbent (1646-7) of EUenbrook Chapel, 
parish of Eccles ; lecturer and vicar of 
St. Cuthbert's, Carlisle, 1648-9 ; lecturer 
at Penrith, Cumb., 1649, and held the 
sequestered vicarage, 1653 ; ejected, 
1660 ; incumbent of Rainford Chapel, 
ejected, 1662. Took to farming at Chis- 
nal Hall, CoppuU, parish of Standish, 
Lane. ; searched for arms, 1665, and again 
in 1683. Licensed, 25 July 1672, as " a 
genau. Teacher " at CoppuU, where, on 
5 S. 1672, " A Roome built by Pr: for a 
Meeting Place " was licensed. Removed 
to Eccles, where M^ Rodgers' bam was 
registered in 1689. There are discrepancies 
as to the day of his death in June. 
(C. Ed. F. N. Nl. P. T.) [59] 

BALDWIN, THOMAS {d. 30 Jan. 1692/3). 
J>, Matric. at Queens' Coll., Cambridge, 
1646 ; B.A., 1648/9 ; M.A., 1654. Vicar 
of Wolverley, Wore, and member of 
Baxter's Worcestershire Association ; 
held the sequestered vicarage of Chadsley 
Corbet, Wore. ; ejected, i66o/i. Richard 
Baxter [q.v.]. when driven from Kidder- 

minster (1660), desired that his flock 
should be " ruled by " Baldwin, Chadsley 
being about four miles off. Baldwin, 
after his ejection, ministered at Kidder- 
minster, not preaching during church 
hours. The Five Mile Act drove him 
(1666) to Dudley for a time. Licensed, 
10 Aug. 1672, as " Pr. Teach: att Kidder- 
minster." He died in Kidderminster, 
and his funeral sermon, by the vicar, 
Richard White, B.D., was printed, but 
with his name given as Thomas Badland. 
(C. Ed. Ek. P. T. Uw. V. Wc.) [126] 

BALDWIN, THOMAS, secundus {fl. 1660- 
1690). J5, Son of Thomas Baldwin 
[q.v.']. Matric. at Queens' Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1655. Ejected from the vicarage 
of Clent, Staff. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
at the house of William Bell, Birmingham. 
Licensed, 5 S. 1672, as " Presby " of 
Rowley Regis, Staff. He settled (before 
1689) as colleague to William Fincher 
[q.v.] in Birmingham, and there died. 
(Bh. C.P. T. V.) [96, 117] 

BALEY . . . ? Thomas BaiUfe or Bayly, 
who entered Frankland's Academy on 
6 July or i Nov. 1670. (Fr. Ht.) [85] 

BALL, WILLIAM, M.A. (6. 1624). Q. 
Son of John Ball, gent., of Ottery, Dev. 
Matric. at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 8 Dec. 
1637, a-ged 13; B.A., 1641; M.A., 1648. 
Vicar of Winsham, Som. ; ejected (1660 ?). 
Reported in the Episc. Returns, 1665, as 
teaching school at Dartmouth, " but not 
Licensed nor well affected." Reported 
in the Episc. Returns, 1669, as one of nine 
preachers to 200 persons at two houses 
in Winsham. He signed the address 
to the Crown from the Dartmouth Con- 
gregations under John Flavell [q.v.] 
thanking for the Indulgence of 1672. 
Calamy just mentions his name ; the 
account in Palmer belongs to Nathanael 
Ball, M.A. (1623—8 Sept. 1681), ejected 
from the sequestered vicarage of Barley 
Herts. (C. F. P. T.) [92] 

(1640-1713/4). J>, Son of Joseph 
Balster of Stoke Trister, Som., pleb. 
Matric. at Hart Hall, Oxford, 28 N. 1661, 
aged 21 ; B.A., 7 D. 1661. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching 
with Richard Saunders [q.v.] at Uiiculme, 
Devon. Licensed, 2 May 1672, as " a 
Pr. Teacher in the howse of Humphrey 
Bawden in the Parish of Uffculme." 
From 1693 to 1713 the Fund granted 
him £5 a year for Oakhampton, where 
he was succeeded by John Parr, ordained 
20 July 1715, (Ev.F.M.T.) [33] 

BANBURY. Ejected here was Samuel 



Welles of Magdalen Hall ; son of William, 
of Oxford ; b. i8 Aug. 1614 ; matric, 
II May 1632, aged 17 ; rem. to New Coll. ; 
B.A., 1633 ; returned to Magdalen Hall, 
M.A., 1636 ; kept school at Wandsworth ; 
curate at Battersea, 1639—44 ; army 
chaplain, 1644 : held the sequestered 
rectory of Remenham, Berks, 1646 ; 
vicar of Banbury, 1649 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
preaching at Westbury, Bucks, 1669 ; 
licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in a house at Banbury;, also, 10 May 
1672, in his Own house there or any other 
place. {Bf. C. F. T.) [85] 
BANGER, JOSIAH, M.A. (b. 1627-Aug. 
1691). IP. Younger son of Bernard 
Banger, rector of Yarhngton, Som. 
Matric. at Magdalen Coll., Oxford, 10 N. 
1645, aged 18 ; clerk, 1647-53 ; Fellow, 
1648 ; B.A., 1648/9 ; Fellow of Trinity 
Coll., 1651 ; M.A., 1651; kept some 
terms at Cambridge. Vicar of Broad- 
hembury, Devon ; ejected, 1662. Twice 
imprisoned under the Five Mile Act. 
The Episc. Returns, i66g, report him as 
preaching " Every Sunday & some weeke 
dayes " to " 300 or above " Presbyterians 
at Lillington, Dors, (near Sherborne), 
where he had an estate ; also " some- 
times " to 50 or 60 persons at Hermitage, 
Dors., and at North Cheriton to 200 
persons. Later he removed to Monta- 
cute, Som. He signed the address of 
thanks for Indulgence (1672) from 
Ministers of Dorset. Licensed, 22 May 
1672, as '■ Pi-esb, Teacher in the howse of 
Wm Wheadon at Whotley in the Parish 
of Winsha, Somersett." Removing to 
Sherborne, Dorset, he died there, and 
was buried at Lillington. 

From 1714 to 1735 the Fund Minutes 
refer to Benard Banger (probably son of 
the above) living in Somerset, and supply- 
ing various places in Dorset, etc. (C. Em. 
F. M. P. T.) [34] 
BAPTISTS. [178, 189] 
BARBING. [38] See Essex 
BARDFIELD (' Barfield '), may be Great 
Bardfield, Little Bardfield, or Bardfield 
Saling. [39] 
BARDON. [67] 

BARHAM, ARTHUR, B.A. (22 N. i6i8- 
6 Mar. 1692/3). Jp. Born at Buxted, 
Sussex. Matric. sizar at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 1634 ; B.A., 1644/5. Had 
first a legal training, but on his father's 
death studied divinity. Lecturer at St. 
Olave's, Southwark. Presented (1652 ?) 
to St. Helen's, Lond., by Sir John 
Langham, his connection by marriage. 
Ejected, 1662 ; removed to Hackney ; 

retired (1666) to Sussex ; licensed, 13 
May 1672, as Presb. Teacher in his own 
house. Hackney. Assiduous in daily 
conduct of worship. On withdrawal of 
Indulgence, heavily fined. Removed to 
a London lodging ; soon after disabled 
(with loss of memory) by apoplectic fits. 
On 10 Nov. 1690 £^ was granted him as 
share of anonymous donation {£50), per 
Matthew Rapier. From 1691 lived with 
his son-in-law, John Clarke, bookseller 
(a noted publisher of Nonconformist 
sermons and pamphlets in the first 
quarter of the eighteenth century and 
later). (C. P. T. Tc. V.) [i] 
BARKAMSTEAD. [50, 51] See Hert- 
BARKER, i.e. BAKER, JOHN {fl. 1635 ?- 
1691)- IP. [?Born, 1635, in Warwick- 
shire. From Coventry grammar school 
admitted pensioner at Peterhouse, Cam- 
bridge, 2 July 1652, aged 17.] Ejected 
from vicarage of Chisleton, Wilts. Epis- 
copal Returns, 1669, report him as living 
in the house of John Goddard, an ex- 
communicate person, at Winterborne 
Monkton, Wilts, preaching there and at 
Avebury and Barkwick Bassett, Wilts. 
Removed to London. Licensed there, 
II Apr. 1672, as general Presb. Teacher, 
Whitecrosse Street. On 10 Nov. 1690 £1 
was granted to " M"- Baker " as share of 
anonymous donation (£50), per Matthew 
Rapier ; on i June 1691 £5 was voted to 
him, he then being at Folkestone, Kent. 
{C. M.P.Ph.T.) [I] 
BARKER, MATTHEW, M.A. (1619?- 
25 March 1698). (J, Born at Cransley, 
Northants. Matric. sizar at Trinity 
Coll., Cambridge, 1634; B.A., 1637/8; 
M.A., 1641. He first taught school at 
Banbury, Oxfordsh. Leaving on the 
outbreak of the Civil War, he repaired to 
London (1641). He ministered for some 
five years (from 1642 ?) at St. James', 
Garhckhithe, and then removed to the 
lectureship at Mortlake, Surrey. Seth 
Wood was appointed to the sequestered 
rectory of St. Leonard's, Eastcheap, in 
1650, and resigned in 1660, when Barker, 
who appears to have been lecturer from 
1650, succeeded him (the sequestered 
rector, Henry Roborough, being dead), 
but was soon ejected from the rectory 
for Elkana Downes, D.D., was appointed 
rector on 17 N. 1661. He appears to 
have held the lectureship till ejected in 
1662. He was licensed (29 May 1672) as 
" Rob : Barter " (corrected in the receipt, 
12 June) to be a Congr. Teacher in the 
house of James March, parish of St. 
Clement's, Eastcheap ; he was himself 



living in Duke's Place, parish of St. 
James. Subsequently he was allowed 
joint use of the Meeting-house in Miles' 
Lane, Cannon Street, and remained in 
charge there till his death. He was the 
last of the Congregationals to remain in 
the Happy Union. John Short [q.v.] 
succeeded him at Miles' Lane. (C. He. 
P. T. Tc. V. W. Wc.) [160, 165] 

BARKER, . . . The Fund granted him £^ 
a year in 1690, as a Student at Brom- 
borough ; he was not on the Students' list 
after Feb. 1691 ; but received the same 
sum, 19 Dec. 1692, as Minister at Brom- 
borough, when he must have filled the 
interval between John Wilson \_q.v.'\ 
and Richard Edge [q.v.'\. Perhaps he is 
Mr. Barker who received £^ a year as 
Minister of Creaton, Northants, in 1699 
and 1704-8. {M.) [17] 

BARKING (• Barbing Sm. Mark,' i.e. 
Small Market). Ejected here (1662), 
and from his other livings, was the plur- 
alist, Benjamin Way of Trinity Coll., 
Oxford ; matric, 22 May 1647, aged 16 ; 
rem. to Corpus Christi Coll. ; B.A., 1650/1 ; 
M.A., 1653 ; Fellow of Oriel Coll., 1653. 
Vicar of Barking, 1656 ; rector of Frome 
Billet and West Stafford, Dors., 27 Feb. 
1660/1. Living at Dorchester, 1665, 
having taken the Oxford oath ; licensed, 
I May 1672, as Congr. Teacher in Dor- 
chester ; Minister at Castle Green, Bristol, 
1676; d. 9 Nov. 1680. (C. E. F. Hu. T.) 

BARLEY (' Barly '). Ejected here in 1660 
was Nathaniel Ball, M.A. [See Royston.] 

BARNARD, THOMAS (6. 1643). C. Son 
of Richard Barnard (d. 1666), draper of 
Lewes. Attended a conventicle at South 
Mailing on 29 May 1670. Began his 
ministry in 1673. Ordained at Glynde, 
Suss. (24 Feb. 1687/8), by Edward 
Newton [y.w.] and others. On 9 May 
1692 the Common Fund voted him £10 
a year for " preaching at Hastings, 
Catsfield and Seaford," Suss. Assisted 
Newton at Lewes from 1695. Bought 
the Meeting-house there in 1698, and 
retained it when, in 1701, the growing 
congregation led to the building of a new 
Meeting - house for Newton in Crown 
Lane. Minister at Lewes at the date of 
Evans' List (8 Nov. 1717), assisted from 
171 1 and succeeded by John Olive from 
Mayfield, Suss. ; living in 1723. {Ev.Lh. 
M. Om.) [113, 115] 

BARNBY DUN, otherwise Barnby-upon- 
Don, W.R. (misplaced in E.R.). [139] 

BARNES, THOMAS (d. 1703 ?). C. Sent 
from the church of AUhallows the Great, 

Thames Street, London, to preach the 
Gospel in Wales. Held the sequestered 
vicarage of Magor, Monm. ; ejected, 
1 660/1. When silenced was living in 
Caerleon, near Magor, pastor of the 
church known as Llanvaches, and meet- 
ing in neighbouring places. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report " Thomas Barnes, 
late of Magor and now of BristoU," 
as one of the preachers to about 200 
persons meeting at Caerleon, Magor, 
Llanvaches, and three other places. 
Licensed, 10 Aug. 1672, as " Indt Teachr 
att the house of Walter Jones," Magor. 
The Common Fund voted him (1690-93) 
£20 a year for Newport, Monm. The 
Congregational Fund voted him ;£io on 
20 Apr. 1696. (C.Cf. M. P.T.Wc.) [91, 
92, 144, 179] 

BARNET (' Barnett '). Ejected here was 
Samuel Shaw, of St. John's Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1651 ; B.A., 
1655/6 ; rector of Chipping Barnet, 8 Dec. 
1658 ; ejected, 1662. (C. Uh.) [10, 50, 
51. 72] 

BARNETT, ANDREW (fl. 1649-1707). 
]P, Born at Uppington, Shrops., youngest 
child of Humphrey Barnett (see Gd.), then 
vicar there. Subsizar at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 5 S. 1646 ; did not graduate. 
Incumbent of the chapelry of Church 
Hulme, Ches. ; ejected (1649) for not 
taking the engagement to the government 
" without king or house of lords." Rector 
of Roddington, Shrops. ; ejected, 1662. 
Practised physic. Licensed, 13 May 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house in Ast- 
bury parish, Chesh,, i.e. at Congleton ; 
his house (probably after a removal) was 
again licensed, Oct. 1672. In 1690 he 
was near Oswestry ; in 1692 he was 
preaching at Baddiley, Chesh. ; in 1695 
he was " minister of the Gospel at 
Daventry " ; from 1699 to 1707 he was 
again near Oswestry, receiving £2 a year 
from the Fund. 

" D'' Barnett's son " (whose Christian 
name is not given, but is so called to 
distinguish him from another Student, 
Josiah Barnett) had from the Common 
Fund a bursary of ;£io at Glasgow 
(1691) and (1692-6) at the Academy of 
John Woodhouse [q.v.]. He did not 
matriculate at Glasgow. (C. Cn. M P 
T. Tc. Uc. V.) [16, 49, 88] 

BARNSTAPLE. Ejected here was Nath- 
aniel Mathor, M.A. [q.v.]. [30, 95] 

BARRETT, JOHN, M.A. (1621—30 O. 
1713)- IP. Matric. sizar at Clare Hall, 
Cambridge, 1646 ; B.A., 1649/50. Or- 
dained, 19 O. 1652, by Wirksworth 
Classis, as vicar of Wymeswold, Leic. 



Rector (1656) of St. Peter's, Notting- 
ham ; member of the Nottingham Classis 
(1656-60) ; ejected, 1662. Licensed, 30 
Apr. 1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house 
at Sandiacre, Derb. ; also, 2 May 1672, 
in house of Mrs. Margery Derry, Notting- 
ham, a licence for the Spice Chamber 
having been refused. Ministered from 
1687 till death as co-pastor to the con- 
gregation which built (1690-91) the High 
Pavement Chapel, Nottingham. (C. No. 
P. T. V.) [25, 82, 178] 

BARRINGTON, LADY. Dorothy {d. 27 
O. 1703), daughter of Sir William Lytton 
of Knebworth, Herts, married (1643) to 
Sir John Barrington, Bart. {d. 24 Mar. 
1682/3), of Barrington Hall in Hatfield 
Broad Oak, Ess. {Ba.) [50] 

BARROW. [107] 

BARSTON, JOHN, B.A. {d. 1701). 
]p, Matric. ' pleb.' at New Inn Hall, 
Oxford, 30 N. 1652 ; B.A., 1656. Curate 
at Ashton, parish of Eye, Heref. (or 
perhaps vicar of Ashton, Glou.), ejected. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him 
as one of three preachers to 60 or 80 
persons at " Kidmarly Dabitot," probably 
Croome D'Abetot, Wore. Licensed, June 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of 
Joan Hall," Ledbury, Heref. He is 
evidently also the " John Persons " and 
" John Parston," licensed, 30 S. 1672, 
for himself and howse at Colwall, Heref. 
Pr. He died Minister at Ledbury. 
(C. F. P. T.) [48] 

BARTHOLOMAEANS. [160-61, 164, 177, 

MEW, SQUARE is approached by Henry 
Street, which runs from the North side of 
Old Street, St. Luke's. No ' Surgeons' 
Arms ' is there to-day, but there is a well- 
known firm of surgical instrument- 
makers. (SI.) [2] 

(fl. 1615-1690). ]p. Matric. at Mag- 
dalene Coll., Cambridge, 1615/6 ; B.A., 
1619/20; Fellow; M.A., 1623. Minister of 
St. Thomas', near Exeter. Ejected from 
St. Mary's in the Moor, Exeter ; reported 
in Episc. Returns, 1665, as living in 
Exeter but not conventicling. Licensed, 
2 Apr. 1672, as " Presbyt. Teacher in any 
licenced place." He reached " a good 
old age " ; he could not have been much 
short of 90 in 1690. (C. P. T. V.) [30] 

BARTLETT, ROBERT (1632 — 7 June 
1 710). C. Bom at Frampton, D.ors. ; 
educated at its grammar school. Lecturer 
(1652-4) at Salisbury ; rector (1654) of 
Over Compton, Dors. ; ordained there 
by presbyters ; ejected, 1662. Removed 

to his small estate at Bradford Peverell, 
Dors., and (1666), in consequence of the 
Five Mile Act, to North Cadbury, Som. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers to 300 persons at 
Kingsbury, Som. ; also as one of the 
preachers to 200 persons " At the house 
of Edward Sutton," North Cheriton, 
Som. ; also as one of two preachers to 
50 persons " At the house of Thomas 
Perry, sen," Holton, Som. ; also to 70 or 
80 Presbyterians " At the house of Henry 
Beaton," Over Compton ; as well as to 
a " number uncertaine " at his own 
house. North Cadbury, Som. Licensed, 
8 May 1672, as " a Congr. Teacher in the 
howse of James Hanne in Over Compton," 
and in June 1672 as " a Pr. Teacher in 
the howse of Wm Buckler at Warminster, 
Wilts." He signed, 10 May 1672, an 
address of thanks to the Crown for 
the Indulgence, from Nonconforming 
Ministers of Dorset. In 1689 he removed 
to Lower Compton. He can only have 
given occasional assistance at Tiverton, 
where his son Samuel, who predeceased 
him, was Minister. We find him in 
1690 sharing the ministry at Yeovil, 
Som. ; in 1700 he became pastor at 
Yeovil, but continued to <fivide his 
Sunday labours between Compton and 
Yeovil, where a new Meeting-house was 
built in 1704. At Yeovil a set of Baxter's 
" Practical Works " (1707) is lettered, 
evidently in error, as a gift (1708) to 
" Ed. Bartlett " and " on his decease to 
his successor in the ministry." (C. Mh. 
Od. P. T.) [30, 91, 92] 

BARTON {fl. 1690-1700). C. " Mi- 
Barton " is mentioned (9 D. 1700) as a 
Lecturer at Crosby Square. (M.) [i]. 
[? Nathan Barton, B.D. (6. 1626 ?). Q, 
Son of Edmund Barton, incumbent of 
Brosley, Salop. Matric. at New Inn 
Hall, Oxford, 12 Dec. 1634, aged 18 ; 
B.A., 1638 ; M.A., 1641 ; B.D., 1649. 
Ejected from the vicarage of Cauldwell, 
Derb. Living at CauldweU, dispossessed of 
lands, 1669. Described in Episcopal Re- 
turns, 1669, as " Captaine or Major Barton 
a souldier agt the King and a minister at 
the beginning of the warres who pur- 
chased some of the King's lands w='' he 
hath lost & is highly Discontented," 
being then at Cauldwell. Wood's " Fasti " 
describes him as " a sturdy, zealous, 
and daily preacher of the blessed cause 
in the parliamentary army." Calamy 
merely enters his name (as Nathaniel). 
(C. F. M. T. Wo.)] 

BASINGSTOKE (' Batingstocke,' ' Bating- 
stoak '). [loi] 



BASTWICK, JOHN, M.D. (1593 -Oct. 
1654). ]p). Born at Writtle, Essex. 
Entered at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 
19 May 1614; matric. pensioner, 1614 ; 
but took no degree ; graduated M.D. 
at Padua, and from 1623 practised as 
physician at Colchester, Essex. Fined 
;£iooo and imprisoned for his " Flagellum 
Pontificis," 1634, an argument for Pres- 
byterianism. Fined ;£5ooo, shorn of his 
ears in the pillory, and sentenced to life 
imprisonment for his " Letanie," 1637, 
denouncing bishops. Released by Par- 
liament, Nov. 1640. Captain of the 
Leicester trained bands, 1642, taken 
prisoner, but soon at liberty. The House 
of Lords voted him ;^90oo, which he does 
not seem to have received. (D. V.) 

BATES, WILLIAM, D.D. (Nov. 1625- 
14 July 1699). IP. Son of WiUiam 
Bates of St. Mary Magdalene's parish, 
Bermondsey, Surrey, gent. Matric, 9 
July 1641, at New Inn Hall, Oxford, aged 
15. Removed to Emmanuel Coll. and 
ttience to Queens' Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner, 1644 ; B.A., 1644/5 ; 
M.A., 1648 ; D.D., by royal mandate, 
1 661. Vicar of Tottenham ; succeeded 
{1650) William ■ Strong (d. June 1654) 
as vicar of St. Dunstan's-in-the West. 
In the negotiations for the Restoration 
he took an active part ; in 1660 he was 
made a royal chaplain. He was one of 
the commissioners for the Savoy Con- 
ference (1661), and was offered the 
deanery of Lichfield. Ejected in 1662, 
he took the Oxford oath (1665) against 
endeavouring alteration in Church or 
State. At the time of Indulgence, Bates 
was a leader of the " Dons," whose influ- 
ence was with the gentry ; see Annesley, 
Samuel. On 8 May 1672 he was licensed 
as a general Presb. Teacher. He was one 
of the original six lecturers at Pinners' 
Hall, 1672, but withdrew (1694) 011 the 
expulsion of Daniel Williams \jj-v?\, and 
became a lecturer at Salters' Hall. He 
founded the Presbyterian congregation 
at Hackney, and died there. He was 
known as the ' silvertongued ' preacher. 
(C. D. F. P. Rt. T. V. W.) [72, 75, 84, 
, 154, 160, 164, 165, 168] 

BATEY, . . . [55] 

BATH. Ejected here was Wilham Green, 
assistant master at the grammar school. 
(C-) [92, 93] 

BATINGSTOCKE. [loi] See Hampshire 
BATLEY (' Betley '), W.R. (misplaced in 

E.R.) [139] 
BATT, TIMOTHY, M.A. (30 N. 1613-July 

1692). Ip.. Son of Robert Batt, of 

Street, Som., pleb. Matric. at Wadham 
Coll., Oxford, 28 Jan. 1630/1, aged 17 ; 
rem. to Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1633 ; B.A., 1634/5 J M.A,, 
1638 ; known in the university as ' silver- 
tongued Batt.' Chaplain to Sir Robert 
Pye [^.11.]. Ministered at Mimms, Midx., 
and Ilminster, Som. ; and held the seques- 
tered vicarage of Creech, Som. ; ejected, 
1660, when the old vicar, Henry Masters 
(to whom Batt " once gave a Suit of 
Clothes "), was restored. Incumbent of 
Ruishton chapelry, Som. ; ejected, 1662. 
TheEpisc. Returns,i669, report him as one 
of the preachers to 400 persons at various 
houses in West Monkton, Som., and 
places adjacent ; also to 200 persons at 
Creech ; also to 230 persons in St. Mag- 
dalen's parish, Taunton, "in a Barne . . . 
where a Pulpitt and seats are built " ; also 
to 260 persons at various houses in Bridg- 
water, Som. ; also to 300 persons at Glas- 
tonbury, Som. Licensed, 8 May 1672, as 
" Pr. teacher in the howses of John 

" Norman & Daniel Lock in the Parish of 
Wellington, Somersett." He continued 
preaching at various places till within a 
few months of his death, though blind 
for more than two years. (C. F. P. T. 
V. Wc.) [92, 93] 

BATTLE. [115] 

12. Sept. 1697). IP. Born at Astle, a 
hamlet in Prestbury parish, Chesh. 
Matric. at Jesus Coll., Cambridge, 1653 ; 
B.A., 1656 ; M.A., 1660. Further pre- 
pared for the ministry by Henry New- 
come [q.v.]. Vicar of St. Michael-on- 
Wyre, Lane. ; ejected, 1662. Chaplain 
to Sir William Middleton of Aldwark, 
near Rotherham, Yorks. For seventeen 
years (to 1682 ?) he preached by con- 
nivance in the unendowed donative of 
Beauchief Abbey, near Sheffteld, reading 
the Common Prayer. After the Declara- 
tion for Liberty of Conscience (1687), 
he felt free to preach without using the 
Prayer-book, but declined any settled 
charge. He had removed to Sheffield, 
and died at Attercliffe. The Common 
Fund granted him, 1690-95, £4 a year. 
(C. Hy. M. P. V. Y.) [130, 131, 137] 

BAXTER, RICHARD (12 Nov. 1615- 
8 Dec. 1691). Nonconformist. Born at 
Rowton, Salop ; son of Richard Baxter, 
of Eaton Constantine, Salop, by Beatrice, 
dau. of Richard Adeney of Rowton. His 
early education was under incompetent 
schoolmasters, till he studied (1629-32) 
at the grammar school of Wroxeter, 
Salop, under John Owen, who advised 
against his going to Oxford, and sent him 



to read (1632-3) with Richard Wickstead 
(chaplain to the council at Ludlow Castle) 
who neglected him, and advised his going 
to court. A month at Whitehall was 
enough. Returning home, he found that 
Owen was dying, and took his place for 
three months. In 1634, after his mother's 
death, he read theology with Francis 
Garbet, vicar of Wroxeter. In 1638 he 
became master of Dudley grammar 
school, having been ordained by John 
Thornborough, bishop of Worcester (with- 
out imposition of hands, as Thornborough 
was disabled). In 1640 he was curate 
at Bridgnorth, Salop. On 5 Apr. 1640/1 
he was appointed to the vicarage of 
Kidderminster, Worcestershire, seques- 
tered from George Dance. Interrupted 
by the incidents of the Civil War, his 
nineteen years' ministry at Kidder- 
minster was one of unparalleled influence 
in the town and county, indeed in the 
country at large. In church govern- 
ment he held that the Minister should rule 
the parish ; in ordinations he took nO 
part, holding that the Minister of this 
function should be distinct from the 
ordinary presbyter. His Worcestershire 
Agreement (May 1652) was the model for 
the Happy Union. Ejected in 1660, he 
came to London, was made a royal 
chaplain, and offered the bishopric of 
Hereford. He took an active part in the 
Savoy Conference (1661) for considering 
emendations of the Prayer-book. On 
25 May 1662, three months before the 
fatal Bartholomew Day, he preached his 
farewell to Conformity, and retired to 
Acton, Middx. His licence, 27 Oct. 1672, 
allowed " Richard Baxter a Noncon- 
forming Minister to teach in any licensed 
or allgwed place." Charles II. in 1672 
ordered him a pension of ^100 a year, 
which Baxter declined. He was one of 
the original lecturers at Pinners' Hall. 
In the Meeting-house built for him in 
Oxendon Street (1676) by his wife, he 
preached but once before his arrest and 
imprisonment ; his offer to cede it for 
Anglican use was accepted. The chmax 
of his numerous persecutions was reached 
in his trial before Jeffreys (1685), which 
Macaulay has made famous. In the 
theological disputes of his day John 
Owen, D.D. [q.v.], was the great conserva- 
tive force, Baxter the man of develop- 
ment. He calculated that of the Ejected, 
1800 resumed their ministry as Noncon- 
formists, a figure which has quite errone- 
ously been taken as his estimate of the 
total number of Ejected. To the last he 
remained in communion with the Anglican 

church, and declined the pastorate of a 
congregation, but from 1687 he assisted, 
without pay, Matthew Sylvester [q-v.] 
at Rutland House, Charterhouse Yard. 
Baxter, like Wesley, clung to his church- 
manship, and was principled against 
separation. His case bears some resem- 
blance to that of von Dollinger, who 
never joined the Old Catholics, though 
he was their leading spirit, preferring to 
die an excommunicated member of the 
Catholic Church. (C. Cm.D. En. Go. P. T.) 
[76, 152, 153, 155, 156, 160, 188] 

BAXTER, SAMUEL (1660—19 July 1740). 
Jp. Eldest son of Nathaniel Baxter 
[?.D.]. Entered Frankland's Academy, 
6 Feb. 1687/8. On 26 Jan. 1690/1 he was 
certificated by Richard Stretton [?.w.], 
and on 2 Mar. 1690/1 the Common Fund 
awarded him a " gift " of £^ " for one 
halfe yeare." Minister at Atterchffe ; 
ordained at Stand, Apr. 1694. Minister 
at Framlingham, Suff. ; rem. to Lowes- 
toft about 1698; rem. to Ipswich, 1701, 
and there ministered till death. He 
received £10 from the Fund in 1730. 
(B. Fr. Hy. Nk. M.) [137] 

BEACONSFIELD. Ejected here (1660 ?) 
from the sequestered rectory was Hugh 
Butler, ' a solid, grave divine ' ; he was 
here in 1654. (C.) [10] 

BEAMINSTER (' Bemister '). [34] 

BECCLES. Ejected here were (i) John 
Clark or Gierke ; preached at Beccles 
from 1642 ; pastor of the Congregational 
church there, 29 July 1653 ; held the 
sequestered rectory of Beccles, 1655 ; 
ejected, 1660. (B. C.) (2) The pastor 
mentioned as " lately dead," viz. Robert 
Ottie, born in Great Yarmouth ; had a 
grammar school education ; was originally 
in his father's trade as boddice maker. He 
became curate to Clark at Beccles, 1655, 
and pastor of the Congregational church 
there, 12 Nov. 1656 ; ejected, 1660. 
Reported in the Episc. Returns, 1669, 
as one of the preachers to above 100 
persons at Gillingham, Norf. A petition 
of ten parishioners of Beccles, Suff., asked 
for the use of the Guild Hall for his 
services, to which nineteen trustees of 
the Hall certified their consent. This 
was not granted, but Ottie was licensed, 
9 May 1672, as " Indep. Teacher in his 
howse in Beccles " ; also, 10 June 1672, 
as " Ind. Teacher in the howse of Thomas 
Plumstead," Beccles ; a further request 
for licence for his preaching " in yo house 
of Mr Edward Artis, in Beckles " was 
ignored. Ottie died about the end of 
April 1689. (B. C. T.) [106] 

BECHER, MRS. Henry Becher was rector 


21 I 

of Mayfield, Sus., in 1561. Mayfield 
Place was the residence of the Baker 
fanjily from 161 7 till the latter part of 
the eighteenth century. {D. Ho.) [112] 

also as Batchelor), HENRY (1615 ?- 
1713)- IP. Curate of Woodland, Dev. ; 
later, vicar of Combe St. Nicholas, Som. 
Ejected from the vicarage of Chideock, 
Dors. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
" Back-aller " as one of the preachers to 
200 persons " At the houses of Henry 
Henly Esq and John Bennett " in 
Winsham, Som. Licensed, 2 May 1672, 
being of Chard, Som., as general Presb, 
Teacher ; also, 8 May 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher " in house of Sarah Kerridge 
at Wootton Fitzpaine, Dors. He signed 
the thanks to the Crown by Dorset 
Ministers, 10 May 1672, his then residence 
being near Charmouth, Dors. For some 
time he preached by connivance in 
Woodland parish church, but was " dis- 
abled from preaching above 20 years 
before his death." Aaron Pitts [q.v.] 
preached for him out of charity. He 
was a member of the Exeter Assembly. 
The Common Fund granted him (1690) 
£6 a year, reduced (1695) to £4, raised 
(1699) to £s, and continued to 1713. He 
lived to be " almost 99 " or " wanted 
but a few months of being a hundred." 
He died " somewhere about Exeter " in 
1713, when " he wanted but a few months 
of being an hundred years of age." He 
had sixteen children. (C. F. M. Od. P. 
T.) [91] 

BECKET, WILLIAM (fl. 1660-91). (J. 
Originally a tradesman ; no scholar. 
Ejected from the rectory of Compton 
Abdale, Glou. Licensed, 10 June 1672, 
" being of the Congregationall pswasion," 
for his house at Winchcombe, Glou. The 
Common Fund granted him (1690) ;^io 
a year for Stroud ; on 26 Jan. 1691 no 
more was to be paid him " as att Stroad." 
(C. M. P. T.) [45] 

M.A. (d. 7 Apr. 1692). C. Matric. at 
Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 1650 ; 
B.A., 1654/5 ; M.A., 1659. Held the 
sequestered vicarage of Scottow, Norf. ; 
ejected (1660) and was coadjutor (till 
1676) with John Green [j.f.] in the 
ministry of the Congregational church at 
Tunstead, Norf. In the admission entry 
of his son George to St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge (17 May 1662), he is described 
as " William Bidbanke, gent." TheEpisc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers at Woodnorton and at Lammas, 
Norf. (see Finch, Martin). Licensed, 

8 May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in the 
howse of Rob. Primerose in Denton, 
Norfolk " ; also, 10 June 1672, as 
" Congr. Teacher in the howse of Thomas 
Church at Lammas." In 1676 he was 
dismissed from Tunstead to be pastor of 
the Congregational church at Denton, 
Norf. He had a small estate. The wise 
church covenant drawn up by him runs 
thus : " We covenant and engage, by 
the assistance of the Spirit of God, to 
give up ourselves unto the Lord and unto 
his people, to walk together in all the 
ordinances of Christ, according to the 
order of the gospel, owning him as our 
head, Lord, and King." (B. C. Jo. P. 
T. V.) [74] 

BEDFORDSHIRE. [3, 5, 167, 176, 177] 
The first headlines and deleted middle 
line (in the earliest handwriting) on p. 
3 of the original Manuscript show that 
Bedfordshire was to have been begun 
there ; but the Book-keeper utilised 
the page to continue the London list. 
Similarly on pp. 4, 5, the original head- 
lines and middle lines appear, but the 
Book-keeper has superseded (yet not 
deleted) them, by his own arrangements. 
The return seems to have come late ; 
it is numbered 150. St. Neots, the only 
place specified, did not receive any grant 
(till 1720). Ebenezer Chandler, Q,, of 
Bedford, was voted (2 N. 1691) £io a 
year. (M.) 

BEDNALL. See Bethnal 

BEDWORTH. Ejected here was Dudley 
Rider or Ryder, son of Robert Ryder 
of Wisbech, Camb. (Burke, Peerage) ; of 
Magdalene Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, 1645/6; B.A., 1649/50; M.A., 1660; 
rector of Bedworth, ejected, 1662; he lost 
a good estate through an uncle's objection 
to his nonconformity ; he removed to 
Weddington, War., till 1666 ; he was 
licensed, 16 May 1672, as Grail Pr. 
Teacher ; his house at Wolvey, War., 
was licensed, 22 May 1672, as Pr. Meeting 
Place ; for some time he preached at 
King's Lynn ; lastly he was chaplain to 
Sir Samuel Clark ; d. about 1683. His 
elder son, Dudley, was father of an arch- 
bishop of Tuam ; his younger son, Richard, 
was ancestor of the Earls of Harrowby. 
(C. T. V.) [117, 118] 

1646-1690). Ip, Studied at Oxford, 
1646 (not in Foster), then privately at 
home, and was ordained. Chaplain in 
Scotland to Col. Knight's regiment in 
Monck's army. Preached in Knight's 
house after the Restoration. Practised 
physic at Rowley Hall, near Bridgnorth, 



Shrops. Licensed, Nov. 1672, as " Pr. 
to Teach at the house of W"" Ash " at 
Tideswell, Derb. Preached also at Gornal, 
Staff., and Stourbridge, Wore, and 
spent his last years as pastor at Ciren- 
cester, Glou. (C. Mh. P. T. ) [44] 

BEECHHILL. Grants were made of £^ a 
year from 1691. Subsequently grants 
were made (e.g. 1702) from the Congrega- 
tional Fund. (C/. M.) [8] 

BEERE. [35] See Dorsetshire 

i.e. BERMAN, WILLIAM (d. 7 Oct. 
I7°3)- C In 1654 he was the rector of 
Gestingthorpe, Ess., on the presentation 
of John Sparrow (one of the translators 
of Jacob Boehme). Ejected (1662) from 
lectureship at St. Thomas, Southwark. 
His farewell sermon (Acts xx. 17-38) is 
in the London collection. Described in 
Episcopal Return of 1669 as "a Silk- 
man " in Southwark. Preached with three 
others to 200 persons at a malthouse in St. 
Olave's. Licensed, 15 Apr. 1672, as assist- 
ant to Joseph Caryl, M.A., then preaching 
in house of Thomas Knight, merchant, 
Leadenhall Street, to the congregation 
which ultimately (1708) met at Bury 
Street, St. Mary Axe. Preached occa- 
sionally, to this and other congregations, 
while living in Hoxton Square. Declined 
to serve the congregation, then at Mark 
Lane, during vacancy caused by resigna- 
tion (15 Apr. 1701) of Isaac Chauncy [j.f.]. 
Erected eight almshouses for women at 
Hoxton, adjacent to his residence. Left 
a large estate in trust for educational 
and charitable purposes. For his will, 
signed Berman, see Co., Nov. igi6. (C. 
La. P. T. W.) [i, 166] 

BEESLIE, BIZLY. [44, 46] See Glou- 

■ cestershire 

BELA. [141, 149] See Bala 

BELLIO. [52] See BilUo 

BELPER. [27, 28, 177] - 

BEMISTER. [34] See Dorsetshire 

BENNET, JOSEPH, B.A. (1627-1707). 
IP. Born at Matching, Ess. Son of 
John Bennet, gent. Calamy makes him 
son of a clergyman who died young, 
leaving him to the care of an uncle, T. 
English, and connects him with Tonbridge 
grammar school. From Stafford gram- 
mar school he was admitted pensioner at 
St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 12 Sept. 1644, 
aet. 17; matric, 1645; B.A., 1649. 
Chaplain in the family of Sir John 
WoUaston, at Highgate. Curate or lecturer 
at Hooe, Suss., and later at Burwash, 
• Suss. ; rector (1658) of Brightling, Suss. ; 
ejected, 1662. He remained in the 
parish twenty years, and took pupils. 

Licensed, 13 Apr. 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in his howse in Brightling." 
Later his congregation centred at Hel- 
lingly. Suss. In 1696 he removed from 
Burwash to Hastings, Suss., and there 
died. The Common Fund granted him, 
1690-1704, £6 a year, reduced (1695) to 
£^, but raised again to £6 (1697). (C. Jo. 
M.P. T. V.) [112, 114] 

BENNET, JOSEPH, secundus (1665 — 21 F. 
17Z5/6). Ip. Bom at Brightling, Suss. 
Son of Joseph Bennet [q.v.'\. Educ. by 
Thomas Goldham [?.w.] and (before 1686) 
at the Academy of Charles Morton, 
Newington Green. Usher to Thomas 
Singleton, who, dismissed for Noncon- 
formity from a mastership at Eton, kept 
school in London till after 1690. His 
chaplaincy at Mayfield (1690) probably 
followed the ushership. Preached as 
probationer at Stratford, Ess. Ordained, 
22 June 1694, at the first public ordina- 
tion of London Nonconformists since 
Ejection {see Reynolds, Thomas). Co- 
pastor at Newington Green till 1699, then 
pastor till 1708 ; assistant at the Old 
Jewry, 1708 till death. Chosen a 
. Manager of the reconstituted Fund, 
7 N. 1715, but only attended once 
(7 May 1716). Non-subscriber at Salters' 
Hall, 1719. He was then hving in 
Hoxton Square. (Cb. Cm. Ev. M. W.) 
[112, 115] 

BENNETT, JOHN, B.A. {d. May 1693). 
]p. Born in London. Admitted sizar 
from Suffolk, 1648, at Corpus Christi Coll., 
Cambridge; matric, 1648; B.A., 1651/2; 
episcopally ordained. Held the vicarage 
of Whitwick, Leic. ; ejected, 1662. Re- 
moved to London for about ten years. 
Licensed, June 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
his house at Littleover, where he taught 
school. Died on a journey to London. 
He received (10 N. 1690) £2, as share of 
an anonymous donation of ;£5o presented 
through Matthew Rapier [g.v.]. 

His son, John, was studying (1692) in 
the Academy of John Woodhouse [q.v.], 
and was Minister (1703) at Potterspury, 
Northants. (C. Lm. M. P. T. V.) [26] 

BENSON, GEORGE (1616 ?-i692). C. 
Son of George Benson, of Kendal, pleb. ; 
matric, 3 June 1636, at Queen's Coll., 
Oxford, age 18 ; did not graduate. Vicar of 
Bridekirk, Cumb., 1649 ; ordained, 1651, 
as Teaching Elder of the Congregational 
church at Cockermouth, of which George 
Larkham \_q.v.'] was Pastor ; ejected front 
Bridekirk, 31 O. 1660. Removed (1662) 
to Kendal, Westm., retaining till death 
his connection with the Cockermouth 
church. Licensed, 16 July 1672, as 



" Pr." in his house at Kendal. In 1689 
his house at Nether Kellet, Lane, was 
certified as a Meeting-place for " Presbi- 
terians." Burton is Burton-in-Kendal, 
8 or 9 miles N. of Nether Kellet. The 
Common Fund granted him, 1690-92, 
£& a year " att Kellett." His successor, 
Robert Waddington, was reported on 
7 July 1692. 

George Benson, D.D. (i S. 1699 — 6 Apr. 
1762), a leader of liberal Dissent in 
London, was his grandson. (C. F. M. 
N. Nk. Nr. P. T.) [23, 121] 

BENSON, JOHN {d. 1738 ?). ip. Son of 
John Benson {d. 1682). Ejected from the 
rectory of Little Leighs, Ess. He is 
mentioned in the Fund Minutes as being 
at Sandwich, Kent, on 13 June 1692. 
From 1695 to 1738 he received grants 
as Minister at Sandwich. Sandwich was 
vacant in 1739. (C. M.) [50, 51, 52] 

BENSON. See Binson 

BERE REGIS (' Be re '). Ejected here was 
Philip Lamb, son of Henry Lamb, Minister 
of Combe Abbas. Of Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1641 ; B.A., 1646 ; 
vicar of Bere Regis and Kingston, 1649 ; 
ejected before 28 June 1662 ; living at 
Alton in 1665 ; licensed, i May 1672, as 
Congr. Teacher at East Morden, Dorset ; 
his house there licensed same day as a 
Congr. Meeting-place ; signed, 10 May, 
the Dorset thanks for Indulgence ; rem. 
to London, 1673 ; Minister at Clapham, 
Surrey; d. there, 25 Mar. 1689, in 67th 
year. The Common Fund voted, 11 Jan. 
1691/2, £14 a year for " preaching every 
Lord's Day " at Bere Regis and Seame 
[Cerne Abbas]. (C. Hu. M. T. V.) [35] 

FORD, SAMUEL, M.A. {d. Oct. 1697). 
Born in St. Alkmund's parish, Shrews- 
bury. From Shrewsbury school, pro- 
ceeded to Cambridge University ; matric. 
either at Magdalene Coll., 1634 ' °^ 
Queens', 1647. If of Magdalene, then 
B.A., 1637/8 ; M.A., 1641. If of Queen's, 
then B.A., 1651/2 ; M.A., 1655. Vicar 
of St. Werburgh's, Derby ; ejected, 1662. 
Remained in Derby till removed (1666) by 
the Five Mile Act. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
at Little Ireton, Derb., to " 200, 300 & 
400 at a time every L^s day att the house 
of Colonell Saunders within a mile of 
S'^ John Carson's dwelling house, who 
(though a Justice of peace) — never went 
about to restrayne them." Licensed, 
22 Apr. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his 
howse in Shrewsbury." Here for a time 
he kept school. He had skill as a phy- 
sician, but attended only personal friends. 

Being well off, he preached gratuitously. 
Latterly he lived at Shifnal, Shrops., and 
died at Weston-under-Lizard, Staffs., 
the seat of Lady Wilbraham. {Ba. C. 
P. T. V.) [88, 90] 

BERGHOLT, EAST {' Bregholt '). [105, 

BERKELEY (' Berklie '). In Evans' List 
the congregation appears as at Barkley 
or Newport (a village in Berkeley parish). 

BERKHAMPSTEAD (' Barkamstead '). 

[50, 51] 
BERKSHIRE. [6,167,176]. Except the 
word Berks, and small additions, all is 
in the Book-keeper's hand. The returns 
are numbered from 5 to 132. 

Abington is Abingdon. 

Bradford is Bradfield [q-v.]. 

Cheseley (and Solesly) is Cholsey [q.v.]. 

Heyburne is East or West Hagbourne. 

Ockingham, or Oakingham, is Woking- 
ham [q.v.]. 

Stanford is Stanford-in-the-Vale (not 
Stanford Dingley). 
BERNARD, . . . [55]. ? Barnard, Thomas 

BERRY, HENRY (1625-Aug. 1694). 1P. 
Born at Castle-Combe, Wilts. Son of 
Henry Berry. From Wotton-under-Edge 
grammar school admitted sizar at Christ's 
Coll., Cambridge, 21 Mar. 1645/6, age 20 ; 
matric, 11 July 1646. Ejected from the 
rectory of Dulverton, Som. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching, 
perhaps at Chard, Som., certainly as one 
of the preachers at Dulverton to 100 
persons " At the houses of Richard 
Bishop, Robert Lucks, Thomas Ebbott, 
John CoUard, Richard Escott, Richard 
Whitehaire," and at Brushford, Som., 
to 80 persons " At the house of John 
Newbery sen." ; also perhaps at Wivelis- 
combe, Som. ; probably also one of the 
preachers at Crediton, Devon., to " 2 or 
300 " persons, " on Sundayes & other 
dayes." Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as of 
Crediton, " to be a Presb. Teacher in 
any allowed Place." Subsequently he 
preached at Torrington, and is there 
buried. The Common Fund paid him 
(1690) £^ for Torrington, and ordered 
(i June 1691) that no more be paid him 
pending inquiry into his circumstances. 
(C. Cp. Em. M. P. T. V.) [30, 31] 
BERRY, JOHN, M.A. (1631-Dec. 1704). 
Ip, Son of John Berry, rector of George- 
ham, Devon. Matric. at Exeter Coll., 
Oxford, 9 Apr. 1647, aged 16 ; Fellow 
(dispossessed, 1648) ; rem. to Oriel Coll., 
M. A., 1653. Episcopally ordained . Vicar 
of Landkey, Devon ; rector of East 



Down, Devon, 1658; ejected, 1662. Signed 
the Devon Address, 22 Mar. 1671/2. 
Licensed, 18 Apr. 1672, being of Barn- 
staple, Devon, as " a Presb. Teacher in 
any licensed place " ; his house at Credi- 
ton licensed 30 Apr. 1672. From 1690 the 
Common Fund granted him £s a year for 
Barnstaple, raised to £6 in 1697. ^^ 
1704 he is described as "at Barnstable 
or lUfarcomb." This is some slight 
confirmation of Calamy's statement that 
from 1689 Ilfracombe and Puddington 
were the chief scenes of his labours. (C. 
F. M. P. T.) [31, 32, 95] 
here was duke Ogle (' Oagle '), M.A. 

[?•"■]• [79] 

BETHNAL (' Bednall ') GREEN, In 
Stow's Survay (1598) we find " Blethen- 
hal green now called Bednal-greene." 
Stow further says of Roger Niger or Le 
Noir — bishop of London from his con- 
secration, 10 June 1229, till his death, 
20 Sept. 1241 — that he " dyed at his 
Mannor of Bishops hall, in the lordship 
and parish of Stebunheth " [Stepney]. 
Niger, like Thomas Brand [q-v.], was an 
Essex man, " of worthy life, excellently 
well learned, a notable Preacher, pleasant 
in talke, mild of countenance, and liberall 
at his table." The Bishop's Hall 
Academy, originally under Brand, with 
the able aid of John Ker [q.v.], was after- 
wards under John Short [q.v.]. Before 
this, one Walton, ejected from Westham, 
Ess., had a boarding-school, " first at 
Bishop's Hall, and afterwards at Bethnal 
Green," to which Calamy went in 1685. 
(C. Cm. D. M. St.) [4, 72, 182] 

BETLEY. [139] See Yorkshire, W.R. 

BEVERLEY. Ejected here was (not 
Joseph Wilson ; see Hull) Samuel Ferris, 
vicar of St. Mary's, in succession to 
Wilson ; ejected, 1660. (Wp.) [138] 

BEWDLEY. [127] 

BEYNON. See Bynon 

BICESTER. Calamy gives Basnet or 
Bamet as ejected from this vicarage, 
John Byrde, B.A., was vicar from 15 
Feb. 1604/5 "till his death on 19 Sept. 
1652, aged 77. His place may have 
been filled for a time by Samuel Basnett, 
M.A. {see Coventry). For the Meeting- 
house at Bicester in 1669, see Wheatley, 
Thomas, (C. Dn. T.) [85] 

1696/7). ]p. Born at Farnham, Surr. 
Matric. ' pleb.' at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 
I May 1651 ; B,A,, 1655 ; M,'A,, 1657, 
Curate at Newport, I. of Wight ; vicar 
of Portsea, Hants ; ejected, 1662. He 
fixed his residence at Farnham, preaching 

there and at Alton, Hants. Licensed, 
June 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the howse 
of Henry Matthew at Alton." From 
1689 till death he was pastor at Farnham. 
(C. F. P. T. Ws.) [109] 
BICKNOLLER. Ejected here was Thomas 

Safiord, B.A. [y.w.], [91] 
BIDBANCK, GEORGE (1644—12 Jan. 
1710/11). C. Born at Denton, Norf. 
Son of William Bidbancke (' Bedbank ') 
[q.v.]. From Bungay grammar school, 
admitted pensioner at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 27 May 1662, age 18 ; did not 
matriculate. To Dec, 1672 belongs the 
entry " Licence George Bidbanke of 
Denton Congf Teach^ Northamptonsh," 
This should be Norfolk (see Bedbank, i.e. 
Bidbanck, William, his father). Ad- 
mitted member of the Congregational 
cliurch, Yarmouth, i Apr. 1673 ; de- 
mitted, 7 N. 1 689, on a call to the pastorate 
at Woodbridge, where a Meeting-house 
had just been built. From Michaelmas 
1706 he was disabled by paralysis. (B. 
Jo. T. V.) [103] 
BIDEFORD ('Biddiford'), Silenced here 
was William Bartlett (brother of John 
Bartlett [q.v.]) ; of New Inn Hall, Oxford ; 
matric, 4 Nov. 1631, aged 21 ; held the 
sequestered rectory of Bideford, 25 July 
1644 ; resigned, before 29 June 1647 ; 
living at Bideford, 1665 ; hcensed, 2 Apr. 
1672, as Congreg, Teacher in any allowed 
place ; d. 1682 ; father of John Bartlett 
{see Fremington), (C. F. T.) [30] 
BIGGIN, or BIGLE Y, JOHN {fl. 1650-1 700) . 
]p. Held (after 1650) the sequestered 
curacy of Colne White, Ess. ; this being 
a donative, he continued in it without 
conforming. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of two preachers at 
Marks Tey, Ess. ; also as preaching to 
" about 40 the basest sort of people " in 
Stoke-by-Nayland, Suff., "At the house 
of one Mrs Mary Groome." Licensed, 13 
May 1672, being of Colne White, as 
" Grail Pr. Teacher." John Biggin, 
alias Bigley, was still curate in 1700, 

On 24 Aug, 1 691 the case of a Student, 
" son of Mr. Biggen, Stebben {i.e. Steb- 
bing), Essex," was considered ; on 28 
Sept. it was reported that the fatlier had 
" noe need of Assistance towards y<> 
education of his son." This son was 
John Biggin (1675 — 30 D. 1707), Presby- 
terian Minister at Bungay, Suff., from 
1699. {B. C. E. M. P. T.) [39] 
BIGSWORTH. [51] See Hertfordshire 
BILLERICAY (' Bilerekay '). [38] 
BILLINGSGATE (derivation unknown), 
in Thames Street, was from 1559 an open 



space for landing or embarking fish, corn, 
salt stores, victuals, fruit (except grocery), 
and no other merchandise ; from lo 
May 1699 it was a free market for the 
sale of fish. {Lo. SI.) [2] 

BILLINGSLEY, JOHN (r657— 2 May 1722) . 
Ip. Born at Chesterfield, Derbs. Son of 
John Billingsley, M.A. (14 S. 1625 — 30 
May 1684) ; ejected, 1662, from the 
vicarage of Chesterfield. Said to have 
studied, biJt did not matriculate at 
Trinity Coll., Cambridge. Educ. (1660- 
1668) under Edward Reyner, M.A. 
Ejected from the vicarage of St. Peter's 
at Arches, Lincoln., and under John 
Whitlock [q.v.1, his uncle. Ordained, 
1684, by his father and others. Preached 
first at Chesterfield ; then at Sheffield ; 
then, for seven years, at Selston, Notts, 
receiving £6 a year (1690-92) from the 
Common Fund ; then, for ten years, at 
Kingston-on-HuU ; colleague (1706 ?) to 
William Harris, D.D., at Poor Jewry 
Lane, Crutched Friars, London. A Non- 
subscriber at Salters' Hall, 1719. He 
suffered all his life from ill-health. (C. 
M. No. P. Tc. V. W.) [82, 83] 

NICHOLAS, B.A. (1633-Dec. 1709). Ip. 
Born at Faversham, Kent (baptized, i 
N. 1633) ; son of Nicholas Billingsley, 
M.A., master of Faversham school, and 
rector (1644-51) of Betteshanger, Kent. 
•Matric. at Merton Coll., Oxford, 10 Mar. 
1656/7; B.A., 1658. Vicar of Weobley, 
Heref. ; ejected, 1662. Taught school 
at Abergavenny, Monm. Sir Edward 
Harley put him in the privileged chapelry 
of Blakeney, parish of Awre, Glou. ; the 
vicarage of Awre he refused. He was 
several times suspended, and resigned, 
1689. The Common Fund made him a 
gift of ;£io, 1692— r702, when he was in 
Gloucestershire; and again, 1704-5, when 
he was at Bristol, where he died. His 
congregation appears in Evans' List as 
" Blakeney near the Forest of Dean, P.," 
but he preached in various parts of 
Gloucestershire. He pubhshed three 
volumes of poems, 1657, 1658, 1667. 

His younger son, Nicholas, was Minister 
at Ashwick, Som., in 1699, and received 
grants from the Fund till 1729. (C. D. 
F. J. M. P. Rg.) [45, 47] 

RICHARD (b. 1660). Elder son of 
Nicholas Billingsley [?.w.]. Matric. at 
St. Mary Hall, Oxford, 4 Mar. 1674/5, 
aged 14. Minister at Whitchurch, Hants, 
where he died before 171 3. The Common 
Fund granted him £8 a year for Whit- 
church, 1699-1703. (F. M.) [47] 

BILLIO, JOSEPH (fl. 1687-1729). Son 
of Robert BiUio [q.v.]. Minister at 
Maldon, Ess., from about 1687 ; where a 
Meeting-house was erected for him in St. 
Peter's parish. Living in 1729. (E.Ev.) 

BILLIO, ROBERT (1623—19 Apr. 1695). 
]p. Born at Sible Hedingham, Ess. From 
the Castle Hedingham grammar school 
he proceeded to Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 
but did not matriculate. His early 
ministerial charges were at West Berg- 
holt, Ess., and Hatfield Peverel, Ess. 
About 1658 he became rector of Wickham 
Bishops, Ess. ; ejected, 1662. Settling 
with no congregation, he preached in 
various places. The Countess of Warwick 
befriended him and aided the education of 
his children. In Dec. 1664 he was preach- 
ing in the house of Jeffrey Meage, at Fel- 
stead. Ess. In 1668 he disputed publicly 
with Quakers. TheEpisc. Returns, 1669, 
describe him as of Scanbridge (? Cam- 
bridge) and as preaching at Kelvedon, 
Ess., Thaxted, Ess., and Aythorp 
Roding, Ess. Licensed, 22 July 1672, 
being of Stebbing, Ess., " to teach in any 
place Pr " ; and on 10 Aug. he was 
licensed for a house in Hanningfield, Ess. 
He spent some time in Herts in the house 
of Israel Mayo [?.w.], who improbably the 
" godly man " mentioned in connection 
with Puckeridge, partly in Braughing 
parish, Herts. The house of John Brett 
at Braughing was certified (29 Apr. 1691) 
for Dissenting worship, by Robert Billio, 
preacher. In 1692 the Common Fund 
granted him £6 at Bnntingford, Herts, for 
preaching at Puckeridge. He died at 
Bacton, Suff. His sons, Robert {q.v.'\ and 
Joseph [g.w.], and his grandsons, Robert 
and Joseph, were all in the Nonconformist 
ministry ; but the two latter conformed, 
after 1720. (C. E. M. P. T. Tc. Uh. V.) 

[II, 52] 

BILLIO, ROBERT, secundus {d. 5 May 
1710). ]p. Son of Robert Billio (sM^j-a) . 
Educated at the Academy of Samuel 
Cradock [q.v.]. Chaplain in the family 
of Sir Francis Bickley, Attleborough, 
Norf. Minister at Little Chishall, Ess. 
Fled to Holland, 1685. Minister at St. 
Ives, 1687. One of the witnesses against 
Richard Davis [q.v.] at Kettering in 1692. 
Removed, 1 700, to Mare Street, Hackney, 
where he ministered till death. He at- 
tended, as a Manager of the Fund, 3 Mar. 
1700—4 Feb. 1703/4. {Gl. M. Wh.) [53] 

BILLOTT. [no] See Surrey 

BINFIELD. [7, 8] 

BINGLEY. [180] 

BINMORE, RICHARD, M.A. (&. 1621). fi. 



Son of Bartholomew Bynmoore, of Bick- 
ington, Devon, pleb. Matric. at Exeter 
Coll., Oxford, 4 May 1638, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1641-2 ; M.A., 1642. Appointed, 26 June 
1646, to the sequestered rectory of Wood- 
leigh-on-Avon, Devon ; ejected, 1662, the 
surviving sequestered rector allowing him 
to keep the living in 1660. Arrested 
for preaching a funeral sermon (with the 
rector's leave) in his old church. On 
30 Apr. 1672 he was licensed as " Pr. 
Teacher," and his house in Woodleigh, 
or Woodland, was licensed as a " Pr. 
Meeting Place." (C. F. P. T. Wc.) [32] 
{d. 1720). Entered Frankland's Academy, 
3 Apr. 1690. Minister in succession to 
Richard Whitehurst [q.v.], at Bridlington, 
E.R., where a Meeting-house was built 
in 1698, and a new Meeting-house (Zion 
Chapel) was built (1706 ?) and endowed 
by Matthew Yeates and Matthew 
Prudom, his grandson. Benson was 
buried on 2 May 1720. (Fr. My. Nr.) 
BIRCH, chapelry in Manchester parish (now 
rectory) . Ej ected here was Robert Birch, 
incumbent of the Chapel about 165 1 ; 
ejected, 1662; preaching at Wilmslow, 
Ches., in 1669, at which time the Episc. 
Returns report " frequent and numerous 
Conventicles at Birch Chapel," chiefly of 
Independents ; licensed, 30 Sept. 1672, 
as Indept Teacher at Wilmslow ; sub- 
sequently practised as physician and 
surgeon ; d. 1693, at Grindlowe in 
Chorlton Row (now Chorlton-on-Medlock, 
Manchester) . He was probably the father 
of Eliezer Birch [g.v.] who witnessed his 
will, and is certainly the person so desig- 
nated in the Manuscript. Nonconform- 
ists regained possession of the Chapel for 
a time {see Henry Finch). {Bx. C. Nl. T.) 
[61, 177] 
BIRCH, ELIEZER {d. 12 May 1717). Q. 
Entered at Frankland's Academy, 9 Feb. 
1676/7. Minister at Congleton, till 1688 ; 
Dean Row, 1 688-1 707 ; Great Yarmouth, 
1707—10 ; Cross Street, Manchester, 1710 
till death. In 1715 Cross Street Chapel 
was wrecked by the Jacobite mob. It 
was in his house at Dean Row that the 
Cheshire Classis (see p. 157) was formally 
constituted in June 1691. (Fr. Nl. Uc.) 
M. A. (/Z. 1662-93). IP. Sizar at Trinity 
Coll., Cambridge, 17 Mar. 1645/6 ; B.A., 
1649 ; M.A., 1653. Rector of Went- 
worth, Cambs. ; ejected thence, he lived 
at Wilsford, near by, and preached 
privately. Licensed, 29 May 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in his house at Wentworth, 

Isle of Ely. From 1689 preached twice 
each Sunday at Sutton, Camb. The 
Fund made him (1690-3) a grant of £5 
a year for Sutton. (C. M. P. T. Tc. V.) 

BIRCHALL, WILLIAM, f). A hitherto 
unknown predecessor of Thomas Blin- 
stone (1673— 1721), whose ministry at 
Park Lane began in 1697. Birchall's 
house in Ashton-in-Makerfield was regis- 
tered July 1689. (Fp. X.) [58] 

BIRD-IN-HAND ALLEY, now Bird-in- 
Hand Court, runs from the South side 
of Cheapside, between Nos. 76 and 77. 

BIRMINGHAM. Ejected here was Samuel 
Willes (born at Coventry) of Christ's 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1627 ; B.A., 1630/r ; M.A., 1634 ; 
rector or vicar of Croxall, Derb. ; lecturer 
at Great St. Helen's, London ; rector 
of St. Martin's, Birmingham, 6 Aug. 
1646 ; ejected, 1660/1 ; preached at St. 
John's, Deritend, till driven from Birming- 
ham ; living and preaching at Hamp- 
ton-in-Arden, War., in 1669 ; licensed, 
I May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house 
at Birmingham ; his house Hcensed, 
same date, as Pr. Meeting - place ; also 
licensed, 10 June 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
his house at Whitley (a manor house with 
old chapel, two miles from Coventry, 
but in St. Michael's parish) ; the house 
licensed, same date, Presb. ; also hcensed, 
22 July 1672, as Pr. Teacher at another 
house in Birmingham, licensed same date, 
Prb. ; removed to his son in Shropshire ; 
d. 14 May 1684, aet. 73. (C. Dw. T. V.) 
rii7, 119, 120] 
BISHOP, ... ? Edward Bishop, who re- 
ceived £4 a year (1716-22) from the Fund 
as Minister at Up Ottery, Devon. (M.) 
[91, 92] 
BISHOPS CLEEVE ('Cleave'). [44, 45] 
BISHOPS HULL (' Hill bishops ') . Ejected 
here was Nathaniel Charlton or Charleton, 
of Exeter Coll., Oxford, 1637 ; rem. to 
Queens' Coll., Cambridge ; B.A., 1644/5 ; 
rector of Woodborough, Wilts, 1653 ; 
held the perpetual curacy of Bishops 
Hull ; preaching in his own house at 
Bishops Hull, at Oake, Taunton Mag- 
dalen, and West Monkton, Som., in 1669 ; 
licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, to teach as Presbyt. 
in his house at Taunton ; his house 
licensed, same date, as Presb. Meeting- 
place. (C. F. T. V.) [91] 
BISHOPS STORTFORD (' Storford '). 
Ejected here w^s John Paine [? of New 
Inn Hall, Oxford ; matric, 20 June 
1634, aged 18 ; B.A., 1636 ; M.A., 
1638/9] ; held the sequestered vicarage of 



Broxbourne, Herts, 1643-47 '• that of 
Sawbridgeworth, Herts, 1646-50 ; vicar 
of Bishops Stortford, 1650/1 ; ejected, 
1662 ; licensed, i May 1672, as Teacher 
of Presbyterians in a house at Bishops 
Stortford ; living there in 1684 ; his son 
Jonathan, grocer, d. there, 24 June 1681, 
aged 31. (C. T. Uh.) [39, 50, 51] 

BISHOPSTONE (' Bishopston '). [115] 

BISISTER. [85] See Oxfordshire 

BISLEY (' Beeslie,' ' Bizly '). Ejected 
here was Richard Britton, of New Inn 
Hall, Oxford ; matric. 16 Nov. 1632, 
aged 19 ; B.A., 1635 ; rector of Bisley, 
1 64 1 ; ejected, 1662 ; afterwards con- 
formed. (C. F.) [44, 46] 

BISPHAM. [64, 180] 

BLACKBURN (' Blakburne '). Ejected 
here from headmastership of the grammar 
school was Charles Sagar [?.w.]. [61] 

[61, 64] 

BLACKLEY (' Blakely,' ' Bleakley '). 
Ejected here were (i) James Booker, 
curate [? of Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1654 ; B.A., 1654/5 ; 
Fellow ; M.A., 1658], who afterwards 
conformed. [By. C. V.) (2) Thomas 
HoUand ; B.A., Edinburgh, 15 Apr. 
1645 ; ord. by presbyters as Minister of 
Ringley Chapel, 15 Apr. 1647 ; removed 
to Blackley Chapel, 1654 > ejected, 1662 ; 
licensed, 18 Nov. 1672, as Pr. Teach: in 
his own house in Oldham parish ; his 
residence after ej ection was ■ at Newton 
Heath ; and he was disabled from 
preaching " some years " before he died ; 
he was buried at the Collegiate Church, 
Manchester, 28 Dec. 1674. (C. Ed. Nl. 
T.) [60, 63] 

1662/3 — 2 Aug. 1737). ]p. Born at 
Islington. Only son of William Blackmore, 
M.A. (1618 ?-July 1684), ejected (1662) 
from the rectory of St. Peter's, Cornhill, 
by his first wife, Mary Chewning (d. Nov. 
1678). He was at school (1672) atWrittle, 
Essex, under John Benson, M.A. ; ejected 
from the vicarage of Little Leighs, Essex ; 
afterwards at Newington Green (under 
Charles Morton, till 1685 ?) ; and at the 
Academy of John Woodhouse [q.v.]. 
Went to Oxford to prepare for the 
Ministry ; did not matriculate. On 
leaving, Henry Cornish, D.D., gave him 
a testimonial (18 Apr. 1688) as a "spirit- 
ually accomplished " member of his 
flock. Became assistant (1688) to 
Thomas Badland [_q.v^ at Worcester. 
The Common Fund voted him (1690) £8. 
a year for Worcester " on condition hee 
stay there." It was paid to him till 

1693. He succeeded Badland as pastor, 
and refused, 1706/7, a call to London. 
The Angel Street Meeting-house was 
built for him (1708) and certified for 
Presbyterians. He was assisted (till 
1719) by Jonathan Hand, and from 1720 
by John Stokes. He appears to have 
been disabled for three years before his 
death. (D. J. M. To. Uw.) [126, 127] 


1 655-1690). Matric. pensioner at Mag- 
dalene Coll., Cambridge, 1655 ; did not 
graduate. Vicar of Alrewas, Staff. ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc, Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers to 
" above 300 " persons at various houses 
in Walsall, Staff. He lived many years 
in Birmingham, and died at Tamworth. 
(C. P. T. V.) [96] 

BLAKBURNE. [61] See Lancashire 

BLAKE, MALACHI [b. 1651—18 June 
i7°5)- IP. Son of John Blake (1629- 
1682). He was one of three preachers at 
Honiton, in the back-house of William 
Clarke, chandler, from 1687 ; he was pro- 
posed as, pastor, but superseded (after 
1690) by Thomas Edwards [q.v.]. Lived 
at Blagdon, parish of Pitminster, Som. 
Itinerant preacher in Somerset. Died 
Minister of Wellington, Som. 

His second son, Malachi (1687-1760), 
was Minister at Langport, Som. (1712- 
1717), and afterwards at Blandford Forum 
till death. {D. Em. M. Mh. Wu.) [30, 93] 

BLAKELY, BLEAKLEY. [60, 63] See 

BLAKEY, NICHOLAS, M.A. (d. 1698). 
]p. Born in Scotland. Graduated M.A. 
at Edinburgh, 15 Apr. 1652, as " Nicolaus 
Blaikie, minister verbi." Licensed, 2 
Apr. 1672, as " a Presbyterian Teacher in 
a certaine Howse neare adjoining to 
Blackfryers Church." Minister of the 
Scots Church, Founders' Hall, Lothbury, 
from 1684 till death, (Ed. T. W. ) [165, 
1 56] 

BLAND, . . . [23] 

BLANDFORD FORUM. Ejected here 
was William AUeine of New Inn Hall, 
Oxford ; matric, 4 Nov. 1631, aged 17 ; 
B.A., 1634 ; M.A., 1636/7 ; chaplain in 
London ; thence to Ilchester, and after- 
wards Bristol ; then, London again ; 
vicar of Blandford, 1653 ; ejected, 1660 ; 
gathered a church at Blandford ; re- 
moved to Bristol, and thence to Yeovil, 
Som. ; d. there, Oct. 1677. (C. F.) 

BLEASBY (' Bleasbey '). Ejected here 

was John Jackson (^.w.J. [83] 
BLEWLAKE, in Knowle parish. War. 



[iig] See Wright, James (i6io-Dec. 

BLIDWORTH. Ejected here was Thomas 
Rose [j.w.]. [82] 

(d. 1 701). G. Born at Loughborough, 
Leic. Matric. pleb. at Magdalen Coll., 
Oxford, 20 F. 1648/9 ; demy, 1648-52 ; 
B.A., 1651/2 ; Fellow, 1652-60 ; M.A., 
1654. Lecturer at Woodstock, Oxf. ; 
ejected, 1660. Licensed, 28 Oct. 1672, 
as " Congr. geniH Teacher of Sudbury in 
Suffolk." Minister from 1674 (?) till 
1695, of the Congregational church at 
Northampton. One of the witnesses 
against Richard Davis [q.v.'] at Kettering 
in 1692. Removed to Abingdon, and 
there died. (C. Cn. Dc. Gl. P. T.) [76] 

BLUNT, ROBERT (1624-1716). C. Ad- 
mitted sizar at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 
2 July 1643 ; matric, 1643 ; Scholar, 
but did not graduate. Vicar of Kirkharle, 
Northumb. ; ejected, 1662. Living at 
Alnwick, 1665, when presented for Non- 
conformity. Licensed, 8 May 1672; as 
" Pr. Teacher" in his own house at 
Alnwick, Northumb. ; he had applied 
in vain for the Tolbooth at Alnwick. 
He was outlawed and fined after with- 
drawal of Indulgence. In 1682 he 
became Minister of the Congregational 
church at Horsley, Northumb., and con- 
tinued to preach there till 1714, having 
James Atkinson as colleague. The 
Common Fund granted him (1690-93) 
£5 a year for Harlow, Northumb. ; and 
(i 705-1 1) £6 a year for Horsley. Harlow 
Hill and Horsley are both in Ovingham 
.parish. (C. /. M. P. T. Tc. V.) [79, 80] 

of the congregation of Nathanael Mather 
[q-v."]. Manager of the Common Fund 
from the first, and a very regular 
attendant ; elected a Treasurer, 20 Apr. 
.1691, in place of Thomas Hartley iq.v.'], 
but declined to act (27 Apr.) ; last attend- 
ance, 26 June 1693. Treasurer of the 
Congregational Fund from its formation 
(1695) till his retirement, 2 Feb. 1701/2, 
and one of its correspondents for Dorset 
and Gloucestershire. (Cf. Co. M.) [162] 

BODDINGTON, JAMES, jp. Appointed 
a Manager of the Common Fund, but 
attended no meeting, and resigned 8 Dec. 
1690, owing to pressure of business. 
As his resignation was conveyed through 
John Jurin iq.v.'] he is here assigned to 
the same denomination. There is nothing 
to show relationship to George Bodding- 
ton [q-v.] ; it is hardly likely that two 
brothers would be appointed. (M.) 

BODMIN (' Bodman '). [19] 

BOLTON, Lane. Ejected here were: (i) 
Richard Goodwin, of Emmanuel Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1632 ; B.A., 
1635/6; M.A., 1639; ordained episco- 
pally incumbent of Cockey Chapel, Lane, 
1640 (?) ; fled to Hull, 1645, thence to 
London, thence to Hargrave, Northants ; 
assistant minister at Bolton, 20 May 
1647; vicar of Bolton, 1657; ejected, 
1662; licensed, 22 May 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in a house at Bolton ; d. 12 Dec. 
1685, aged 72. {Bi. C. T. V.) (2) Robert 
Parke, bapt. at Bolton, 17 Aug. 1600 ; 
of Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, matric. pensioner, 1615 ; B.A., 
1618/9 ; M.A., 1622 ; vicar of Bolton, 
1625 ; resigned before Nov. 1630 ; 
Congregational Minister at Rotterdam, 
1639 ; returned as lecturer to Bolton, 
1649 ; vicar of Mortlake, Sur., 1656 ; 
rector of Lavant, Suss., 1658 ; Goswell 
lecturer at Bolton, 1660 ; ejected, 1660 ; 
bur. 25 Dec. 1668 at Bolton. (Bi. Br. 
C. V.) John Jaques, who afterwards 
conformed, was of Bolton-le-Sands. (C. 
Sy.) [61] 


BOLTON - UPON - DEARNE (' Dern '). 
Ejected here was Nathan Denton, B.A. 
[q.v.-]. [129] 

BOOTH, . . . [166] 

(ft. 1650-1691). IP. Scholar of King's 
Coll., Cambridge, 29 June 1650 ; matric. 
pensioner, 1650 ; B.A., 1653/4 ; FeUow 
and M.A., 1657. Rector of High Laver, 
Ess., 1657 ; resigned (1662 ?). For some 
time preached at Maidstone, Kent, as a 
Nonconformist. He was of Woolwich, 
Kent, when licensed, 22 July 1672, and of 
Finsbury, London,. and also of ^A'oolwich, 
when licensed, 10 Aug. 1672, as a general 
Presb. Teacher. Minister at Curriers' 
Hall, Cripplegate, 1685-91. In 1691 he 
was laid aside from work. (C. Ch. M. 
P. T. V. W.) [165] 

BORY TRACY. [32] See Devonshire 

BOSTON. Ejected here was Bankes 
Anderson, of Magdalene Coll., Cambridge; 
matric. pensioner, 1626 ; B.A., 1629/30 ; 
M.A., 1633 ; Mayor's chaplain at Boston, 
1651 ; one of the Savoy Conference of 
Congregational s, 1658 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
d. Sept. 1668. (C. Tb. V.) [36, 70, 71] 

BOURNE. [115] See Sussex 

BOURNE, i.e. BOURN, SAMUEL (1648- 
4 Mar. 1718/9). Ip. Born at Derby ; 
son of a clothier ; nephew of Robert 
Seddon [q-v.]. Studied but did not 
matriculate at Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; left, 1672, without degree, 



declining subscription. Taught school 
at Derby. Chaplain to Lady Hatton. 
Ordained by presbyters in London. 
Samuel Annesley [q.v.] sent him to Calne, 
Wilts, where he was pastor from 1679. 
The Common Fund granted him {1690) 
;^8 a year for Calne, reduced (1695) to 
;£6. The Calne congregation must have 
prospered under his ministry, since they 
were able to offer him a higher stipend 
than Bolton, if he would return to them. 
Bourn, however, succeeded Seddon in 

1698 as Minister at Bolton, Lane, was 
the first Minister of Bank Street Chapel 
(opened Oct. 1696), and there remained 
till death. The records of the Hulton 
Trust at Bolton, showing payments for 
his catechising there in the years 1696-99, 
prove conclusively that he had removed 
to Bolton, though the Fund payments for 
Calne were still made for those years to 
a person of the same name, probably 
Samuel Bourne [fl.. 1691-1742) [q.v.'\. 

Bourn's son, Samuel, and grandsons, 
Joseph and Samuel, were Nonconformist 
Ministers of distinction. (Bi. D. M. Ts. 
V.) [92, 123] 
BOURNE, SAMUEL (yZ. 1691-1742). Ip. 
Not son of Samuel Bourn [supra]. Re- 
ceived grants, 1691-92, as student at 
Bishop's Hall, Bethnal Green, with 
Thomas Brand [?.f.], and under the 
instruction of John Ker, M.D. [?.».] ; also 
1692-95 at Bishop's Hall, under John 
Short [q.v.']. The payments for Calne 
from Midsummer 1696 to the end of 

1699 were probably made to him. He 
was Minister at Epping, Essex, 1706-41, 
and perhaps earlier. The Common Fund 
granted him (1706) £$ a year for Epping. 
This was discontinued in 1722 " because 
of his having a good Estate and no 
Children." From Midsummer 1728 to 
Michaelmas of 1741 £j a year was paid 
to him, and he received special grants 
on Nov. 1741 and 8 Nov. 1742. He was 
succeeded in 1742 by John Nettleton 
(Doddridge's brother-in-law). (Ev. M.) 

■ [4] 

Ejected here was Anthony Palmer, of 
Balliol Coll., Oxford ; matric, 3 Dec. 
1634, aged 16 ; B.A., 1638 ; Fellow, 
1640-49 ; M.A,, 1641 ; rector of Bourton- 
on-the- Water, 1646 ; assistant commis- 
sioner for ejecting scandalous ministers, 
1654 ; ejected, 1662. In 1664 he was 
living in Finsbury Fields, and preaching 
in Soper Lane and the Strand. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching to 200 persons at Mill Lane ; 
in 1672 he had a gathered church at the 

Glass House (Pinners' Hall). Licensed, 1 9 
Apr. 1672, to preach in a house on London 
Bridge. Minister of Pinners' Hall Con- 
gregational church, London ; d. 26 Jan. 
1678/9. (CD.) [44] 
BOVEY TRACEY (' Bory Tracy '). [32] 
Mar. 1698/9). Ip. Ejected from the 
rectory of Littleham St. Swithin, Devon. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers to 100 persons "At 
the Barne of John Fisher, att M' Button's 
barne, & att M' Walter's house" in Bath- 
easton, Som. ; also as sole preacher to 100 
persons "Att a Publiq^ Inne " in Bath; 
further as one of the preachers to 300 
persons ' ' Att the Sheepe-house of WiHm 
Clement sefi & WiHm Clement jun " in 
Dunkerton, Som. Licensed, 15 Apr. 1672, 
as general Presb. Teacher ; he settled 
eventually as Minister in Bideford. (C. 
P. T.) [30I 
BOWLER, WILLIAM. (M.) [181] 
BOWLES, JOS: C. Attended as Manager 
of the Common Fund, 20 Oct. 1690 ; 
last attendance, 10 Nov. 1690. Manager 
(1695) of the Congregational Fund, and 
one of its correspondents for Essex and 
Suffolk. Apparently he was the Captain 
Bowles who was Calamy's fellow-traveller 
to Holland in March 1687/8, and his sub- 
sequent acquaintance in London, where 
he was a leading member of the Congre- 
gational church in Ropemakers' Alley, 
Moorfields, under Walter Cross, M.A. 
He was " an everlasting talker " and " a 
great reader," who took pleasure in 
starting difficulties, being himself " a 
real Origenist, and, if such a thing was 
possible, an Arminian and an Antinomian 
both." When Calamy told him he was 
" doing the devil's work, by unsettling 
people," he replied " that he thought he 
rather did them a kindness by guarding 
them against taking their principles upon 
trust." (C/. Cm. M.) [162] 
BOWMAN, CAPT. Q, His "gift" came 
through John James (1626 ?-i696) [g.f .]. 

See Essex 
BRADDON. [67] See Leicestershire 
BRADFIELD ('Bradford'). Ejected here 
was John Smith, who went to Ireland. 

BRADFORD. [129] 
BRADSHAW, JAMES (1636- 1702). ©. 

Born at Hacken, parish of Bolton, Lane. 

From Bolton grammar school, matric. 

' ser.' at Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford, 

13 May 1653. Took no degree, under 



the influence of his uncle. Holmes, a 
Northamptonshire divine. Ordained by 
the Fourth Lancashire Classis. Incum- 
bent (1658) of Hindley Chapel, parish of 
Wigan ; implicated in Sir George Booth's 
rising ; ejected, 1662. Imprisoned for 
continuing to preach. Licensed, i May 
1672, being at Hindley, as " Grail Pr. 
Teacher " ; his house at Hindley was 
licensed 22 July 1672. On the quashing 
of Indulgence, he obtained possession of 
Rainford Chapel, parish of Prescot, Lane, 
(it was registered on his application, 18 
July 1689), and retained it till death by 
having one of the neighbouring clergy to 
read the Anglican service once or twice 
a year ; he was also one of the Monday 
lecturers at Bolton, Lane. His house at 
Rainford was licensed for public worship, 
1 1 Oct. 1697. The Common Fund granted 
him (1690) £(> a year for Rainford Chapel ; 
ended 25 D. 1701. 

His son, Ebenezer, was Minister at 
Ramsgate, Kent. (C. Cm. D. F. M. Nl. 
P.X.) [58] 

May 1619 — 16 O. 1690). IP, Born at 
Keddington Hall, Suff., son of Thomas 
Bradshaw, of Bradshaw, Lane. Admitted 
pensioner at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 14 
Apr. 1637 ; matric, 1637 ; B.A., 1640/1 ; 
M.A., 1644 ; Fellow, 1645-47 .' ^°^ B.D. 
.Rector of Wilhngham, Cambs. ; he was 
there in 1654, and is thus characterised 
from a local point of view — " he preaches 
twice a day, but have been better served, 
little to edification " ; ejected, 1662. 
Preached at various places, includ- 
ing Childerley, Cambs., and London. 
Licensed, Nov. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
at his house in Hemingford, Hunts. In 
1689, living then at St. Ives, Hunts, he 
resumed work at Willingham, " desiring 
no more than his diet froin Saturday 
night till Monday morning, and his horse- 
hire from St. Ives," where he died. He 
was buried in the chancel at Willingham. 
A wicked story tells that when the sexton 
was digging the grave for Naylor, Brad- 
shaw's successor as rector, nigh to Brad- 
shaw's, a high churchman exclaimed,' 
" Why do you bury him so near that 
fanatic ? " Quotli an aged woman, " It 
can't affect them whOe they lie here, 
and they may be far enough ofi at the 
resurrection." (C. La. P. T. Tc. V.) [12, 

May 1618). ]p. Born at Market Bos- 
worth, Leic. ; son of Nicholas Bradshaw, 
of a Lancashire family. Had his school- 
ing at Worcester and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. 

Matric. sizar, at Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1589 ; B.A., 1592/3 ; M.A., 1596. 
Tutor in family of Sir Thomas Leighton, 
governor of Guernsey, where he came 
under the influence of Thomas Cart- 
wright [q.v.']. Appointed, 1599, one of 
the original Fellows of Sidney Sussex Coll., 
Cambridge. In July 1601, became lec- 
turer at Chatham, Kent, but -was sus- 
pended in May 1602. Tutor in the 
family of Alexander Redich, Newhall, 
near Stapenhill, Derbysh., and obtained 
hcence to preach in the diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield. Died of fever 
on a visit to Chelsea. His " English 
Puritanisme, " 1605 (translated into Latin 
by William Ames, D.D.), gives his views 
on church government. {D. V.) [151] 

BRADSWORTH. [130] See Yorkshire, 

(1627 — 14 Apr. 1704). C. Son of John 
]3ragge, of Heychurch, Dorset, captain in 
the parUamentary army. Mafaric. as 
servitor, 9 Apr. 1647, at Wadham Coll., 
Oxford, aged ig ; scholar, 1648 ; B.A., 
1649 ; Fellow, 1650, being then of Colyton, 
Devon (where Foster erroneously makes 
him vicar). Left Cambridge, 1652, and 
gathered a church in AUhallows the 
Great, London, whence ejected (1660 ?) 
before 12 June 1662. The vestry of Ches- 
hunt parish, Herts, petitioned, 12 Dec. 
1660, that he might be continued their 
Minister. Reported in Episc. Returns, 
1669, as preaching at Theobalds, Herts. 
Gathered a church in Pewterers' Hall, 
Lime Street, London, and ministered 
there till death; assisted by Ralph 
Venning (1620 ?-io Mar. 1673), ejected 
from lectureship at St. Olave's, South- 

His son, Robert Bragge (1665 — 12 Feb. 
1737/8), who studied at Utrecht (1691), 
was ordained, 1698, as pastor of Congr. 
church in Paved Alley, Lime Street, 
London, and was known as Eternal 
Bragge, from preaching for four months 
on Joseph's coat (Gen. xxxvii. 3). Sub- 
scriber at Salters' Hall, 1719. (C. Cm. 
F. G. P. T. U.) [4, 166] 

BRAINFORD. [73] See Middlesex 

BRAINTREE (' Braintrey '). Ejected 
here was John Argor, of Queens' Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1620 ; B.A., 
1623/4 '• M.A., 1647 ; rector of Leighs, 
Ess.,' 1639 ; member of the Fourth 
Presb. Classis of Essex ; vicar of Brain- 
tree after 1650 ; ejected, 1662 ; taught 
school at Braintree ; licensed, 2 Apr. 
1672, as Presbyterian Teacher at houses 
in Copford and Birch Magna, Ess. ; his 



house_ at Copford licensed, Pr., 5 Sept. 
1672 ; d. Dec. 1679, aged 77. See Wiven- 
hoe. (C. E. T. V.) [38] 

BRAND, THOMAS, B.A. (1635—1 Dec. 
1691). Ip. Son and heir of Thomas 
Brand, rector of Leaden Roding, Essex. 
Schoohng at Bishops Stortford, Hei-ts. 
Matric, 24 June 1653, at Merton Coll., 
Oxford ; B.A., 1660. Of the Inner 
Temple, 1656. Turned to the ministry 
under influence of Samuel Annesley, D.D. 
[q.v.]. Chaplain and tutor in family of 
the dowager Dame Bridget (23 Aug. 
1626-Apr. 1706), widow of Sir Rowland 
Roberts, Bart., at Glassenbury, parish 
of Cranbrook, Kent, preaching there and 
in the vicinity, and giving his salary in 
charity. Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as 
" Presb. Teacher in the Lady Roljerts 
howse in Cranbrooke." On death (1674) 
of Daniel Poyntel (ejected from rectory 
of Staplehurst, but Ucensed, 10 Aug. and 
30 Sept. 1672, as Presb. Teacher in house 
of Peter ISurrens, Staplehurst, Kent), 
Brand removed to Staplehurst, and was 
ordained. Driven thence, he had many 
wanderings, settling at length at Bishop's 
Hall, near Bethnal Green [q.v.J. His 
former pupil, Jocelyne Roberts, Esq., 
hved at Bethnal Green. At Bishop's 
Hall, Brand conducted an Academy, 
assisted by John Ker, M.D. [q.v.]. His 
charities were unstinted ; he built Meet- 
ing-houses, aided Ministers and students, 
gave away thousands of books and cate- 
chisms, and sold Bibles under cost, on 
condition they were noT; to be sold again. 
His estate was entailed, " but he would 
squeeze it as long as he hved." He 
married a widow ; his children all died 
young. His estate came ultimately, by 
bequest, to John Disney, D.D., sometime 
Minister of Essex Street Chapel, Strand. 
(C. D. F. Je. K. La. P. T.) [41, 56, 166, 
BRANTON. [80] 
BRAXTED. [38, 41] 
BREACH OF UNION. [156, 183 sqq.] 
BREGHOLT, EAST. [105, 106] See 

BREMBRO. [17! See Cheshire 
BRENTFORD (' Brainford '). [73] 
BRENTWOOD. [40, 43] 
BRICE, JOHN, B.A. (fl. 1650- 1696). 
Ip. Son of William Brice , [q-v.] ; and 
matric. as cler. fil. at St. John's Coll., 
Oxford, 13 N. 1650; B.A., 1652. Ejected, 
1662, from rectory of East Hampstead, 
Berks. Reported in Episc. Returns, 
1669, as preaching with his father at 

Wraysbury and Colebrooke, Bucks. 
Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, to be a Presb. 
Teacher " in his owne house & Francis 
Ligo's in Beckenham, Kent." In 1691 
and 1692 received grant of £5 a year for 
Maidenhead. Living at Dover, 1696, 
when he granted a lease of property at 
Maidenhead. [It is not certain that all 
the above particulars refer to the same 
man.] (C. F. M. P. Sm. T.) [7] 
BRICE, WILLIAM, M.A. {fl. 1620-92). 
Ip, Alumnus of Eton, 1620 ; Scholar of 
King's Coll., Cambridge, 1620 ; B.A., 
1623/4; Fellow; M.A., 1627. Ejected, 
1662, from rectory of Henley-on-Thames, 
Oxfordsh. ; thereafter hved on his estate 
at Maidenhead, Berks ; took no regular 
charge, but preached up and down the 
country. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers to 
" neere 100 " persons in the parish of 
St. Helen's, Abingdon, Berks, holding 
" Sundry meetings at y" houses of Con- 
solation Fox, Parlm' Army Capt. 
Abbettors are y forenamed Army men ; 
Fox, Stevenson, Peck ; M's Hancock." 
Also " Brices both Fath'' & sonne " are 
reported among 13 Teachers of 200 or 300 
Presbyterians at Wraysbury and Cole- 
brooke, Bucks. Licensed, 25 July 1672, 
as Presb. Teacher " in his howse at 
Maidenhead, Berks." After the death 
(23 Aug. 1691) of Humfrey Gunter 
{q.v.'], Brice was in sole charge at Buck- 
land, Berks ; his place was frequently 
supphed by Calamy when at Oxford 
(1691-92), Squire Southby, of Carswell, 
near Faringdon, Berks, sending a man 
and horse to fetch Calamy on Saturday 
afternoons. Brice died at an advanced 
age (before 1696 ?). John Brice [q.v.] 
was his son. (C Cm. M. P. Rr. T. V.) 

[6, 7] 
BRICKNELL, JOSEPH. [? Bricknall, 
James, M.A. Calamy gives Samuel' 
Bricknal, ejected from the rectory of 
Wiston, Suss. Licence was granted, 
25 May 1672, to " James BricknoU of 
Preston, Sussex, to be Grail Pr. Teacher." 
James Bricknall was postmaster, 1649, 
at Merton Coll., Oxford; matric. ' ser.,' 
22 N. 1650 ; B.A., 1652 ; M.A., 1655. 
The suggestion is that all these are one 
and the same person.] (C. F. P. T.) 

BRIDGE, WILLIAM, M.A. (1600 ? - 12 
Mar. 1670/1). Q, Born in Cambridge- 
shire. Entered Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge, aged 16 ; M.A,, 1626, and Fellow. 
Lecturer at Colchester, Essex, 16 Apr. 
163 1 ; lecturer at St. George's, "Tombland, 
Norwich, i Oct. 1632, and rector of St. 



Peter's, Hungate, Norwich, till 1636, then 
silenced. Excommunicated, he fled to 
Holland and became teacher in the Con- 
gregational church at Rotterdam founded 
by Hugh Peters (June 1598 — 16 O. 1660). 
Renounced his Anglican orders and was 
ordained by Samuel Ward, B.D. (1577 ?- 
1639/40). Returning to England (1641), 
he constituted (1642) at Norwich a 
Congregational church, with which he 
removed (1643) to Great Yarmouth. 
Appointed (1643) a member of the West- 
minster Assembly, he held a London 
lectureship, and was a leader of the 
Dissenting Brethren. His Yarmouth 
fiock met in the chancel of the parish 
church, from which they were ejected, 
1661. Removing to Clapham, Surrey, 
he continued to preach there. {B. C. D. 
P.) [188] 

BRIDGES, JOHN. f). Of Barton Sea- 
grave, Northants ; eldest son of Col. John 
Bridges of Alcester, Warw., Baxter's 
friend. He was a Manager (1695) of the 
reconstituted Fund. (D. M.) [165] 

BRIDGNORTH. Ejected here was Andrew 
Tristram, born in Staffordshire. Matric. 
sizar at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 
1647 ; did not graduate. On 5 Nov. 
1667 he was admitted an extra-licentiate 
of the College of Physicians. Licensed, 
5 Sept. 1672, as Presb. Teacher at his 
own house in Bridgnorth. His son, 
Benjamin, was vicar of Fillongley, Warw., 
in 1704. (C. F. Mu. P. T. V.) [16, 88] 

BRIDGWATER. Ejected here in 1662 
was John Norman, of Exeter Coll., 
Oxford ; son of Abraham, of Trusham, 
Dev. ; matric. 16 Mar. 1637/8, aged 15 ; 
B.A., 1641 ; ord. by presbyters, vicar of 
Bridgwater, 1647 ; d. at Bristol, 1671 ? ; 
Calamy understates his age as 40. (C. F. 
Mh.) [91] 

BRIDLINGTON. Ejected from this 
rectory was William Lucke [? of Jesus 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1631 ; 
B.A., 1634/5 ; M.A., 1638]. Application 
was made in 1672 for licence to Wilham 
Lucker, of Bridlington, to preach in the 
Court House there, or in any licensed 
place ; no licence for the Court House was 
granted ; on 16 May 1672 Wm. Lucker 
was hcensed as Grail Pr. Teacher ; on 
20 May 1672 the original application 
was amended by giving the name as 
William Lucke and dropping the Court 
House ; in June a licence was made out 
for " The howse of W" Luck to be a' Pr. 
Teacher in his howse in Bridlington." 
(C. T. V.) [138] 

BRIDPORT. Ejected here was John Eaton 
[? of Trinity Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 

sizar, 1628 ; B.A., 1632/3] ; rector of 
Bridport, 1650; ejected, 1660. Licensed, 
16 Apr. 1672, as Congr. Teacher at a 
house in Temple Combe. Signs, as John 
Eat6n, Address of thanks, 10 May 1672. 
(C. Hu. T. V.) [34] 

Ejected from this vicarage was Robert 
Everenden, or Evernden, of Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1630 ; 
he was preaching in 1669 at Cranbrook, 
Kent, to 200 or 300 Presbyterians and 
Independents, and to about 200 persons 
at a house in Brighton. (C.T.V.) rii3] 


BRINKWORTH. Ejected here was John 
Hardinge (eldest son of John, D.D., 
Oxford), of Magdalen Coll., Oxford ; 
matric, 25 Oct. 1616, aged 15 ; B.A.i 
1620; M.A., 1623; D.D., 1648; rector 
of Stoke -Pero, Som., 1623; vicar of 
Ashbury, Berks, 162 1 ; rector of Brink- 
worth, about 1642 ; ejected, 1662 ; strong 
Presbyterian ; his son, John, M.A., was 
ejected from Melksham, Wilts. (C. F.) 

It seems clear that the passage, " there 
is no Nonconformist meeting but w' is 
amongst them from Abergaynie to 
Glocester, wet is 30 miles," is misplaced, 
and belongs to Colford [q.v.]. [124] 

(1625-1695?). ]p. Son of Laurence 
Brinley, merchant, of Ironmonger Lane, 
London. Matric, 26 May 1642, age 16, 
at New Inn Hall, Oxford. Admitted 
pensioner at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 
20 Sept. 1644, aet. 20 ; matric, 1645 ; 
B.A., 1645/6; Fellow, 1647; M.A., 1649. 
Held, after 1650, the sequestered rectory 
of Alphamstone, Ess. ; ejected, 1662. 
After ejection, lived " principally in and 
about London." Licensed, June 1672, 
being of Dedham, Ess., as " Grail Pr. 
Teacher." ' Barfield ' may be Great 
Bardfield, Little Bardfield, or Bardfield 
Saling. (C. E. F. Jo. P. T. V.) [39] 

BRISTOL. ■ Ejected here were :. (i) 'Thomas 
Ewins ; originally a mechanic ; pastor of 
Congregational church at Llanvaches; 
morning preacher at Christ Church ; held 
also five lectureships ; ejected, 1660; first 
pastor of a gathered church, which ulti- 
mately became Broadmead Baptist 
church, and so continued till his death 
26 Apr. 1670. (C. P. T.) 

(2) Ralph Farmer ; at Cambridge 
University in 1638 ; did not matriculate ; 
held the sequestered vicarage "of St. 
Nicholas ; ejected, 1660 ; but became 
lecturer till ejected, 1662 ; a man of 
property; d. at Hanham, Glou., about 
1669. His son Thomas, of Wadham 



Coll., Oxford, d. 2i Nov. 1672, aged 17. 
(C. F. V.) 

{3) Edward Hancock [?.».]. 

(4) Matthew Hazard ; ejected from 
St. Mary Redcliffe; rector of St. E wen's, 
Bristol, ejected, 1662 ; preaching at Bristol 
in 1665. [? Nath. Hazard, of Queens' 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1615 ; 
B.A., 1619/20 ; M.A., 1623.] (C. T. V.) 

(5) John Knowle or Knowles, of 
Magdalene Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
pensioner, 1620 ; B.A., 1623/4 ; rem. 
to St. Catherine's Hall ; M.A. and Fellow, 
1627; lecturer at Colchester, 1635-37; 
went to New England, 1639 ; returning, 
1 65 1, was lecturer in Bristol cathedral, 
1652/3; ejected, 1660; lecturer at All 
Hallows, London, 1661 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
co-pastor (1672) to Presbyterian con- 
gregation in parish of St. Catherine-in- 
the-Tower ; d. 10 Apr. 1685. (C. D. V.) 

(6) John Paul, or Paule, of Jesus Coll., 
Oxford ; matric, 30 Apr. 1624, aged 17 ; 
B.A., 1627 ; M.A., 1630 ; incorp. at 
Cambridge, 1632 ; held the sequestered 
rectory of St. George's, Botolph Lane, 
Loudon ; held the sequestered vicarage of 
St. James', Bristol, 1645 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
preaching in Bristol, 1665. (C. F. T. V.) 

(7) WilUam Thomas, B.A. [q-v.]. [91] 

LUS (1634 — 12 S. 1706). Born at 
Brattleby, Line. Son of RobertTSrittaine, 
merchant, of Lincoln. From Lincoln 
grammar school, matric. sizar at St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge, 5 June 165 1, 
aged 17 ; did not graduate. Ejected 
from the rectory of Brockleby, Line. ; 
kept school at Swinderby, Line, and 
suffered imprisonment for it. Chaplain 
to Col. King of Ashby, Line. Took a 
farm at Roxholme, near Sleaford, Line, 
and had pupils. Under arrest (1683) on 
suspicion of complicity with the Mon- 
mouth rebellion. The Common Fund 
granted him £6 a year for Sleaford, from 
1690 to June 1691, and then dropped it. 
He was disabled for five years before his 
death. (C. Jo. M. P. V.) [70] 

BRIXHAM. Ejected here was John 
Kempster, M.A. [q.v.]. [31] 

BROAD OAK (' Broad Oake '), in Malpas 
parish, Fhnt. [15, 88] 


BRODSWORTH. Ejected here wasWilham 
Hawdon, B.A. [q.v.]. [130] 


BROMSGROVE. Ejected here was John 
Spilsbury, M.A. iq.v.]. [126] 

BROMWICH. [96] See Staffordshire 

BROOK, a manor in Westbury parish, 
Wilts. [123, 124] 

BROOK, or BROOKES, LADY, jp; James 
Brook, Brooke, or Brookes (1594-1675), 
merchant of York, and twice its Lord 
Mayor (1651, 1661), bought EUenthorpe 
Hall. He married Priscilla Jackson, 
who was living at Howgrave, Yorks, 
very old, at the end of 1691. The title 
Lady was commonly given, as a hfe-long 
honour, to the wife of a Lord Mayor of 
York, in accord with the old York saw ; 
" My Lord is a Lord for a year and a day. 
But My Lady's My Lady for ever and 
aye." Lady Brook or Brookes built in 
1658 a small but ornate chapel, near to 
EUenthorpe Hall, and gave £s°° ^s 
endowment. The chapel ranked as Pres- 
byterian, but it is interesting to note 
that, before there was " a fixed Minister," 
the supplies paid by the foundress were 
a Presbyterian and a Congregational 
alternately. ?, 

Her only son, John Brook or Brookes, 
who died before her in 1691, was created 
a baronet as Sir John Brookes on 13 June 
1676. Hence, to distinguish his mother 
from Lady Brookes, his wife and widow, 
the elder lady was called Lady Brook or 
Lady Priscilla Brookes. (Ba. Dy. H. Hh. 
My.) [135, 165] 

16 Jan. 1696/7). Merchant Taylor. Mem- 
ber of the congregation of George Grif6th, 
M.A. [?.f .]. Attended as Manager of the 
Common Fund, 15 Sept. i6go ; last 
attendance, 10 Oct. 1692. Manager 
(1695) of the Congregational Fund, and 
one of its correspondents for Yorkshire. 
He gave £^ a year (1695-96) to Nathan 
Denton iq.v.']. (Cf. Co. M.) [162, 165] 

BROOKES, SAMUEL (Jl. 1690-1706). Jp. 
Received grant of ;^io (1690) as student 
with Thomas Brand [?.u.] at Bishop's 
Hall, Bethnal Green, under the instruc- 
tion of John Ker, M.D. [q.v.']. Minister 
at Dorking, Surr., 1695-1706. Removed 
to London early in the reign of Anne, and 
died shortly after. Buried at Dorking. 
(Dg.M.) [4] 

27 Sept. 1680). C Matric. pensioner 
at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 7 July 
1625 ; did not graduate. Chaplain to 
Rainsborough, admiral of the parUa- 
mentary fleet, and to his son, Col. Thomas 
Rainsborough (d. Nov. 1648). He was 
a preacher (1648) at St. Thomas Apostle's, 
and chosen by the parishioners (1652/3) 
as rector of St. Mary Magdalene's, New 
Fish Street (a sequestered living). Here 
he gathered a Congregational church, 
and the parish petitioned against his 
proceedings. He describes himself {in 



August 1660) as " Preacher of the word 
at Margaret's, New Fish 'Street, London, 
and Pastor of the Church of Christ meet- 
ing there." He was ejected in 1660. 
In 1666, after the Fire, he preached 
openly in London. On 22 July 1672 he 
was licensed as Congr. Teacher in the 
house of John Bagges, Lime Street, 
London. His sermons are still kept in 
print ; some have been translated into 
Gaelic and Welsh. (C. D. P. T. V. Wc.) 

BROOKHORNE. [91] See Somerset 
BROOKSBANKE, JOHN. His house " in 
Ealand jn the vicaridge of Hallifax " was 
certified for Nonconformist worship on 
ig July 1689. Nicolas Brooksbank of 
EUand (M.A., Christ's Coll., Cambridge, 
1672), second son of John Brooksbank, 
" a Preacher," " but retired many years," 
died 25 July 1690, aged 43, and was 
buried at Elland. The Common Fund 
voted £6 a year for Elland on 4 Jan. 1692, 
but it was only paid for that year. 
Joseph Brooksbank, citizen of London 
(d. II June 1726), endowed the Meeting- 
house and a school at Elland. (Cp. Hy. 
My. Nr.) [132] 
BROOMFIELD (' Broomvill'). [93] 
BROUGHTON TOWER, in the parish of 
Broughton-in-Fumess (or West Brough- 
ton). See Tottlebank. [63] 
BRYAM, i.e. BYROM, JOHN (d. 9 Sept. 
1709). Entered Frankland's Academy, 
17 Mar. 1676/7. One of the founders 
(1691) of the Cheshire Classis {see p. 157), 
being then Minister of Stockport, his first 
charge; he left about 1697, was afterwards 
at Lydgate, and there died. (Fr. Mc. Nr.) 


{d. 27 Dec. 1689). Ip. Matric. at Em- 
manuel Coll., Cambridge, 1640 ; B.A., 
1643/4 ; Fellow ; M.A., 1647. Held the 
sequestered rectory of Old Swinford, 
Wore, 1654 ; ejected, 1662. Licensed, 
25 July 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his 
howse at Old Swinford." Later, lived 
at Birmingham ; succeeded his brother, 
John Bryan, D.D. {d. 4 Mar. 1675/6), as 
Minister at Coventry, and died there. 
(C. D. La. P. Si. T. V. Wc.) [118] 

BRYAN, JOHN, M.A. (1627—31 Aug. 1699). 
]p. Eldest son of John Bryan, D.D. (d. 
1676), ejected from the vicarage of 
Trinity, Coventry. Admitted pensioner 
at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 10 Jan. 
1643/4, ^S^^ 16 ; "^em. to Peterhouse, 
3 D. 1644; B.A., 1647; M.A., 1651. 
Vicar (1652) of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury ; 
vicar (1659) of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury ; 
ejected, 1662. Inlprisoned for preaching, 

he removed (1666), under the Five Mile 
Act, to Shifnal, Shrops., visiting his 
Shrewsbury congregation by night. 
Licensed, 13 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in the howse of Charles Doughty in 
Salop." He preached also in the licensed 
house (10 June) of Elizabeth Hunt. 
Francis Tallents [q.v.] became his colleague 
(1674) ; their ministry was much dis- 
turbed- till 1687. (C. D. P. Ph. T. V.) 
[15, 88, 89] 

BUCK, JOHN. He is referred to in the 
Minutes (7 S. 1691) as " Mr Bucke of 
Sussex," and is asked to report about 
Steyning and Thakeham. He does not 
appear in Evans' Sussex List, 8 Nov. 1717. 
In Evans' Yorkshire List (communication 
not dated) John Buck appears as Minister 
at Idle, W. Riding. This John Buck 
removed to Bolton, Lane, in 1729, and 
died 8 July 1750. {Ev. It. M.) [113] 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. [9, 10, 167, 176]. 
All except the heading " Bucks " is in 
the handwriting of the Book-keeper. The 
returns are numbered from 11 to 56. 

The only grant made was ;^5 a year 
to George Mills of Chaiforn [Chalfont St. 
Giles], 4 Apr. 1692. (M.) 
Eaton is Eton [q.v.]. 
Wobume is Wooburn. 

BUCKLAND. [6, 7] 

BUCKLEBURY (' Bucklbury '). Ejected 
here was one Smallwood ; the Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report " M' Smallwood " 
as one of the preachers to 40 Presby- 
terians at Bledlow, Bucks. (C. P. T.) 


BUCKLERSBURY. So called from the 
Bokerel or Buckerel family ; Andrew 
Buckerel was Mayor from 1231 to 1236. 
From the time of the EUzabethan drama- 
tists it was noted as a street of grocers 
and druggists, (io.) [3] 

BUDD, THOMAS, M.A. (6. 1615). Jp. 
Matric. pleb. at Merton Coll., Oxford, 17 
Jan. 1633/4, aged 18 ; B.A., 1633/4 ; 
M.A., 1636. Vicar of Montacute, Som., 
1639 ; held the sequestered rectory of 
Kingsbury, Som., 1646 ; the former 
rector, William Piers, D.D. (d. Apr. 1682), 
received other preferment at the Re- 
storation, hence Budd was probably not 
ejected till 1662. Licensed, 29 June 
1672, being of Barrington, Som., as 
" Grail Pr. Teacher." [F. T. Wc.) [92, 

93, 94] 
BUGBY, ISAAC (fl. 1672-92). (J. 

Licensed, 10 Aug, 1672, as " Cong: 

Teacher " at his house in Braintree, 

Ess. (r.) [38] 
BULL, DANIEL, M.A. {fl. 1647-1690). ]p. 



Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 
1647 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; Fellow of Christ's 
Coll., 1650-54 ; M.A., 1652 ; incorp. at 
Oxford, II July 1654. Held from 27 
Sept. 1657 ths sequestered rectory of 
Stoke Newington, Midx. ; ejected, 1660, 
but continued as lecturer, residing at 
Newington Green ; ejected, 1662. In 
1664 he is reported as conventicling 
in Smithfield and the Minories. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report " M'' Bull" 
from London as a preacher to 60 or 70 
at the house of Michael Hervey, J. P., 
Yetminster (?), Dorset. Licensed, 19 
■ Apr. 1672, as " Presbyterian Teacher in 
his howse," and that of Mrs. Stock, 
widow, in Stoke Newington. Assistant 
{1676 ?) to John Howe [q-v.] at Haber- 
dashers' Hall ; dismissed, 1681, for adul- 
tery. His taking up work at Carlisle is 
a new fact, confirming the statement of 
his penitence. On 29 Dec. 1690 a grant of 
^10 a year was made from the Common 
Fund " towards the Propogation of the 
GospeU att Carlisle." Bull was not long 
at CarUsle, for in 1692 Daniel Jackson 
was " called to preach the Gospel " there. 
Bull died in London, " in his closet," 
probably before 1702, certainly by 1705, 
as his " last hours " were witnessed by 
Samuel Stancliff [q.v.]. (C. Cp. D. F. 
{under Ball), M. N. P. T.) [22, 23, 24] 
BUMSTEAD- (altered to Brimstead), 
WILLIAM, appears in the Fund Minutes 
as Brumstead and Bumpsted, receiving, 
from 1690, £6 a year for Brentwood, 
Ess., not renewed in 1695. He does not 
appear in Evans' List, 1716. {Ev. M.) 


BUNGAY. Ejected here was Samuel Mal- 
bon, of Harvard Coll., New England, 
for three years ; rem. to New Inn Hall, 
Oxford ; matric, 26 May 1651 ; B.A., 
29 May 1651 ; rector of Bungay ; ejected, 
1660 ; became pastor of a church in 
Amsterdam. (C. F.) [104, 107] 

(1628 — 23 Feb. 1691/2). C. Bom at 
. Coundon, Warw. (a manor in Trinity 
parish, Coventry), where his family, 
originally of Derbyshire (the pedigree 
goes back to the beginning of the 15th 
century), had been long settled. Son of 
Abraham Bonn (1597-Nov. 1670) of 
Coundon, gent., by his second . wife, 
Elizabeth, daur. and co-heiress of Simon 
Chambers of Finham, in Stoneleigh 
parish, Warw. Matric. (' Bourne ') at 
Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 1644 ; did 
not graduate ; bred to the law. Not an 
ejected divine, though Palmer, by a 
strange misplacement, makes him ejected 

at or near Settrington, Yorks (tii^ 
ejected of Settrington Alexander 
Metcalfe, who held the sequestered rec- 
tory from Sept. 1653 to near the end of 
1 661). Calamy knows him only (on the 
authority of William Tong) as living and 
preaching in Warwickshire. Among the 
State Papers Domestic is a letter by J. B. 
from Coventry, 8 Apr. 1664, calendared as 
by John Bryan, D.D., but evidently by 
Boun. It is in reply to John Johnson, 
of Alcester, who had sent to his acquaint- 
ance, J. B., " a very active man to good 
works," a copy of the " Narrative " of 
Polish Exiles, i.e. the section, then in 
Holland, of the Socinians expelled from 
Poland in 1662. Their theological com- 
plexion was kept in the background by 
their English friends. Boun was ready 
to help if recommendation were forth- 
coming from " less private hands," e.g. 
from such as " M^ Baxter, M^ Griffith, 
D''s Owen and Goodwyn." The " howse 
of John Boun in Coventry " was licensed, 
9 May 1672, as a " Congr. Meeting Place." 
■ The application for Coventry licences, 
signed J. B., is by him. Later, Boun 
lived at Finham, in bad health {see 
Collier, Abel, and Saunders, Julius). His 
mural monument, on which he is named 
John Bohun, Esq., of Finham, is in 
Trinity Church, Coventry. He married 
(i) Anne, daur. of Martin Dallison, Esq., 
of London, by whom he had a son and 
daughter, who died in infancy ; (2) Mary 
(1639-1708), daur. of Hugh Sowdon, a 
London merchant, and had by her one 
daughter, Mary, who married George 
Lucy, Esq., of Charlcote, Warw. (C. Cs. 
Dw. P. Pc. Si. T. Tw.) [117, 118] 
BUNTINGFORD (' Buningford '). [50, 51, 


BURBAGE, chapelry in Aston Flamville 
parish, Leic. The Earls of Kent were 
lords of the manor of Burbage. [66] 

BURDWOOD, JAMES (1637 — 21 Aug. 
1693). ip.C. Bom at Yarnacombe, 
parish of West AUington, Devon. From 
Kingsbridge grammar school proceeded 
to Pembroke Coll., Oxford (not in 'F.). 
Ministered at Plympton St. Mary, Devon ; 
lecturer at St. Petrock's, Dartmouth, 
Devon ; ejected, 1662. Set up a Latin 
school at Dartmouth, where the Episc. 
Returns, 1665, report him as holding 
" private Meetings." Under pressure of 
the Five Mile Act, he removed (1666) to 
Batson, parish of Marlborough, Wilts, 
preaching in his house there ; thence 
(1671) to Hicks Down, parish of Bigbury,. 
Devon. Licensed, 22 Apr. 1672, "to be 
a Teacher to Presb. & Indep. in his howse 



called Hexdown in Bigbury." In 1678 
he returned to Dartmouth ; in 1682-3 
he and his family were guests of Dr. 
Richard Burthogge at Bowden, near 
Totnes ; he returned to Dartmouth dis- 
abled by calculus. The description 
" Ancient and infirm not able to goe 
abroad to preach " attached to John 
Knight [q.v.] must refer to Burdwood. 
From 1690 the Fund granted him £5 a 
year. Of his 1 7 children, 3 survived him. 
(C. M. P. T.) [31, 33] 

BURES. [42] 

BURES, RICHARD, B.A. (Nov. 1629—7 
May 1697). Bom at Northall, Midx., 
where his grandfather, Isaiah Bures, M.A. 
{d. 1610), had been vicar. Educ. at St. 
Paul's School, London. Calamy says he 
was of Christ Church, Oxford ; he was 
scholar of University Coll., 1648 ; matric. 
' gent,' 5 Jan. 1648/g ; Fellow, 1649 ; 
M.A., 1650. Vicar of Stourmouth, Kent ; 
ejected, 1662. He removed to Guildford, 
Surr., and while there was twice im- 
prisoned for preaching ; thence he removed 
to Farnborough, border of Hants and 
Surrey, and thence to Frimley, Surr. 
Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, being of Frimley, 
as " Pr. Grail Teacher"; his house 
licensed, six months later. About 1677 
he removed to London without pastoral 
charge. In 1692 he succeeded John 
Turner {d. 1692 ?) [q.v.] at Leather Lane, 
Hatton Garden, and was succeeded there 
by Christopher Taylor [g.v.]. {C. F. Ly. 
M. P. T. W. Ws.) [no] 

BURGESS, DANIEL (1645 — 26 Jan. 
1712/3). Ip, Born at Staines, Middx. 
Son of Daniel Burgess, M.A. {j626-June 
1679) ; ejected from the rectory of CoUing- 
boum Ducis, Wilts. From Westminster 
school he entered as commoner at 
Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 1660 ; matric, 
21 F. 1661/2, aged 15. He was a hard 
student, but the Uniformity Act dismissed 
him without a degree, as he could not con- 
form ; yet, as it did not deprive him of any 
status he had already attained, he is not 
called a Bartholomaean. Became chaplain 
to Foyl of Chute, Wilts, later to Smith 
of Tidworth, Wilts. In 1667 he went to 
Ireland with Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery, 
lord president of Munster. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching 
with his father to 30 or 40 persons at 
Richard Pike's house, Collingbburn Ducis. 
He was headmaster of the school founded 
by Orrery at Charleville, Co. Cork, and 
subsequently he was chaplain to Lady 
Mervin, near Dublin, and was ordained 
by Dublin presbyters. Visiting {1674) 
his father at Marlborough, Wilts, and 

preaching there, he was committed to 
Marlborough gaol. In 1685 he settled in 
London as Presbyterian Minister at 
Brydges Street, Covent Garden, moving 
(1695) to a Meeting-house in Russell 
Court, Drury Lane, and (1705) to a new 
Meeting-house in New Court, Carey 
Street, Drury Lane (wrecked in 17 10 by 
the Sacheverell mob). His congregation 
included persons of rank ; his pulpit 
fame was a tribute to his exuberant ani- 
mation and pithy humour, the latter 
" medicinal, and restorative of spirits for 
nobler thoughts." Appointed (1692) a 
Manager of the Common Fund, he was 
reappointed at the reconstitution of the 
Funa (1695). 

His son, Daniel Burgess, M.A. [d. F. 
1747), who had been Secretary to the 
Princess of Wales, conceived the idea of 
the English regium donum (1723), which 
was paid through him. (Cm. t). F. T. 
W.) [161, i65, 168] 

BURHAM. [136] See Yorkshire, W.R. 

1707). Ip, He is mentioned, 2 Mar. 
1695/6, as "Mr Burnett of Barbakin." 
The Barbican Presbyterian congregation 
" became extinct with him in the year 
1707." (M. W. We.) [I] 



[44] See Gloucestershire 

BURTON UPON TRENT. Ejected here 
was Thomas BakeweE, of Lincoln Coll., 
Oxford ; matric, 17 Apr. 1635, aged 16 ; 
B.A., 1638 ; M.A., 1641 ; ord. episco- 
pally; rector of Rolleston, Staff . ; ejected, 
1661 ; lecturer at Burton ; ejected, 1662; 
preaching at Burton in 1669 ; hcensed, 
13 May 1672, as Congr. Teacher in a 
house at Longdon, Staff. ; also licensed, 
Sept. 1672, as Pr. at TatenhiU, Staff. ; 
his house there licensed Pr. same date ; 
he was " earnestly desired to go to 
London," but does not seem to have done 
so. (C. F. T.) [96] 

BURTONWOOD ('Burton Wood"). 
Ejected here was Samuel Mather (13 May 
1626 — 29 Oct. 1671) ; taken to New 
England by his father, Richard Mather, 
in 1635, he was educ. at Harvard Coll. ; 
M.A., 1643, and Fellow (the first who had 
graduated there) ; chaplain of Magdalen 
Coll., Oxford, 1650 ; Minister at Leith 
(Scotland), 1653 ; incorp. at Trinity Coll., 
Dublin, and Fellow, 1654 ; ord. by 
presbyters, 5 Dec. 1656 ; preacher at St. 
Nicholas', Dublin '; suspended, 1660 ; 
perpetual curate of Burton Wood, 1 660/1 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; gathered a Congregational 



church at New Row, DubUn ; d. 29 Dec. 

1671. (C. D.) [54] 

BURWASH. Ejected here was Thomas 
Goldham, M.A. [?.w.]. [113, 114] 

BURWELL. Ejected here was . . . Cole, 
who afterwards conformed. (C.) [12,14! 

BURY, Lane. [60] 

BURY, EDWARD (1616— 5 May 1700). ©. 
Born in Worcestershire. Educ. at Coven- 
try grammar school, and at Oxford (not 
matriculating). Walker says he was a 
tailor. Chaplain in a private family. 
Held (before 1654) the sequestered 
rectory of Great Bolas, Shrops. ; ejected, 
1662. Remained at Great Bolas till 
driven away (1666) by the Five Mile Act, 
Licensed, 22 July 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in the howse of W™ Smallwood Ronton 
Towne {i.e. Ronton] Stafford." From 
the Common Fund he received £5 a year, 
1690-92. He was blind some years before 
his death. 

His son, Samuel (1663 — ioMari729/3o), 
was Minister at Bury St. Edmunds 
(where the existing Chapel in Churchgate 
Street was built for him in 1711) and at 
Bristol. (C. D. M. P. T. Wc.) [89] 

BURY, RICHARD. Alderman. He at- 
tended one meeting of Managers on 8 F. 
1691/2. (M.) [162, 166] 

BURY ST. EDMUNDS. Ejected here 
were (i) Nicholas Clagget, of Merton Coll., 
Oxford; B.A., 20 Oct. 1631; rem. to 
Magdalen Hall ; M.A., 1634 ; vicar of 
Melbourne, Derb., 1636 ; lecturer of St. 
Mary's, Bury, for 18 years till ejected ; 
d. 12 Sept, 1663. (C. F.) (2) Samuel 
Slater, M.A. Iq.v.']. (3) Thomas Taylor, 
B.A. {q.v.']. [103, r86] 

BUSH, JOHN (r632 ?— 9 Mar. 1711/2). 
Born at Gillingham, Dors. From Gil- 
lingham grammar school ma trie. serv. 
at Queen's Coll., Oxford, 2 Oct. 1652 ; 
curate (in discharge of tutorial assistance) 
at Grittleton, Wilts, for Timothy Tully ; 
chaplain to Col. Strode ; vicar (1659 ?) 
of Hewish with Langport, Som., ejected, 
1662. He opened a grammar school and 
his wife resumed a mercery business. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers to 300 persons at 
Kingsbury, Som. ; also to 200 persons 
" At the house of Nathaniel Barnard," 
Fifehead, Som. ; also to 300 persons at 
Martock, Som. Licensed, June - 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of Rob : 
Bagnall," Keynsham, Som. ; also, June 

1672, as " Grail Pr," of Langport, Som. 
He received, 1 699-1 706, £6 a year as 
Minister at Langport. (C. F. M. P. T.) 

BUSH, WILLIAM ((i. 1740). |p. The Com- 

mon Fund made (12 Jan. 1690/1) a gift 
of £/[ to " Mr. Bush at Leige Castle in 
Kent," i.e. Leeds Castle, Kent. ' On 9 
April 1695 a gift of £5 was voted to " M'' 
Bush at Madestone in Kent " also " near 
Maidstone." A grant of £1$ was made 
(4 May 1696) by the Congregational Fund 
to " M'' Bush of Feversham," i.e. 
Faversham, Kent. On 6 July 1696 a 
gift of £2 was made to " M'' William 
Bush att Feversham " by the older Fund ; 
again, on 7 F. 1702/3, £5 was given to 
" M'' Bush of Kent," and the same in 
1704. On 2 Apr. 1705 it was " Agreed 
that Feversham allowance be taken of 
M'' Bush being removed to Wapping." 
Evans' List gives him as Minister (I. has 
been altered to P.) at Broad Street, 
Wapping (where he succeeded Samuel 
Harris [q.v.J), his private address being 
" in Anchor and Hoop Alley, Wapping." 
On 5 Oct, 1730 ;£io was granted to " Bush 
of Wapping." Bush was a Non-sub- 
scriber at Salters' Hall (1719), and died 
in 1740. (Co. Ev. M. We.) [55] 

BUTLER, HENRY, M.A. (r624— 24 Apr. 
1696). C. Born in Kent. Educ. at 
Cambridge, Mass. ; M.A., 1651. After 
II or 12 years in New England, he 
ministered for a year or two at Dorchester, 
and then became vicar of Yeovil, Som. ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers to 
300 persons at Kingsbury, Som. ; also to 
200 persons at White Lackington, Som. ; 
also to 300 persons in Yeovil parish, and 
to 200 at North Cheriton, Som, ; also to 
300 at Martock, Som. Licensed, 25 May 
1672, as Congr. Teacher at house of Elias 
Barnes, Yeovil, Som. ; also, June 1672 
(as Henry Butter), as " Grail Pr." of 
"Lavington, Somerset " '[i.e. Wilts] ; also, 
25 July 1672 (as Henry Butler), as 
" Congr. Teacher in the howse of Matthew 
Morris at Maiden Bradley, Wilts. He 
settled ultimately as pastor at Witham 
Friary, Som. (C. Mh. Mc. P. T.) [91, 92] 

East India House. {M.) [166] 

BYFIELD, JARVIS. ©. Appointed a 
Manager of the Common Fund, but 
attended no meeting, and resigned on 
8 Sept. 1690. As John Jurin [q.v.'] was 
deputed to interview his proposed suc- 
cessor, he is assumed to be of the same 
denomination. [M.) [162] 

BYFLEET. Ejected here was Samuel 
Scudamore (son of William, of London, 
gent.), of New Inn Hall, Oxford ; matric, 
4 Nov, 1631, aged 21 ; B,A,, 1634 ; vicar 
of Epsom, 1637 ; rector of Byfleet, 1647 ; 
ejected, 1662. (C. F.) [no] 



BYNON, i.e. BEYNON, THOMAS {d. June 
1729). The Common Fund granted him, 
1690-93, £6 a year for Rhoseygwylyn, 
Pemb. On 7 Apr. 1718 £& a year was 
voted him ' ' at Rhidlogin in Cardigansh'' " ; 
reduced (1723) to £6, this was paid to 1728, 
and same year an addition of ^4 was given. 
From 1 71 5 he was preaching at New 
Chapel, Newport, Pemb., and Trewen, 
Pemb., his private address being " at 
Rhyd-Logyn near Cardigan." (Ev. M.) 

. [144] 

BYRAM (' Burham '). [136] in Brotherton 

parish, W.R. (misplaced in N.R.) 
BYROM. See Bryam 

CALAMY, EDMUND, D.D. (5 April 1671— 
3 June 1732). ip. Born in the parish 
of St. Mary Aldermanbury, London ; 
only son of Edmund Calamy, M.A., 
ejected from the rectory of Moreton, 
Essex, and grandson of Edmund Calamy, 
B.D., ejected from the perpetual curacy 
of St. Mary Aldermanbury. After pass- 
ing through four schools, the last being 
Merchant Taylors', he studied under 
Samuel Cradock [?.f.] and Thomas 
Doohttle [?.f .], at Utrecht {1688-91), and 
privately at Oxford. His settlements in 
the ministry were at Blackfriars (1692-5) 
as assistant to Matthew Sylvester [?.?;.], at 
Hand Alley, Bishopsgate (1695-1703) as 
assistant to Daniel Williams [j.w.], and 
at Tothill Street, Westminster, 1703 till 
death (the congregation removed to Long 
Ditch, since called Princes Street, in 
1 719). He was a Salters' Hall lecturer 
from 1702 ; M.A. and D.D. of Edinburgh, 
D.D. of King's College, Aberdeen, and 
D.D. of Glasgow (1709). His great work 
was the " Abridgment " (1702) of the 
autobiography of Richard Baxter [?.«.] 
with an " Account " of the Ejected in 
chapter ix. ; the second edition of the 
" Abridgement," 1713, expanded the 
" Account " into a separate volume ; 
and a " Continuation " appeared in 1727, 
2 vols. All these volumes by Calamy 

■ are perversely catalogued at the British 
Museum under Baxter ; with equal per- 
versity, " The Nonconformist's Memo- 
rial," 1775, and 1802-3, by Samuel 
Palmer, is there catalogued under Calamy. 
Calamy 's " Historical Account of my own 
Life " was not published fill 1829 (and 
1830, with Index). The direct Calamy 
hue, which included six successive Ed- 
munds, expired with Michael Calamy of 
Exeter, on 3 Jan. 1876. (23. Cong. Hist. 
Soc. Trans., Aug. 1914-) [152. I53. i54. 
161, 182, 183, 184, 188] 


CALNE (' Colne '). Ejected here was 

Thomas Jones. (C.) [123, 125, 172] 
CALTHORP. [66, 67] See Leicestershire 
CALTHWAITE (' Cawthwaite,' ' Cow- 

thaate '). [21] 
CAM. In Evans' List, Cam near Dursley. 

CAMBDEN. [44] See Gloucestershire 
CAMBRIDGE. Ejected here from the 

University were : 

(i) " Alcock, Fellow, Trinity." No 

Fellow of Trinity Coll. (or of any other) of 

this surname ; William Alcock, of Trinity 

Coll., matric. sizar, 1647, did not graduate. 

(C. To. V.) 

(2) " Alden, scholar, St. John's." Not 
found. (C. P.) 

(3) George Barker, matric. pensioner at 
St. Catharine's Hall, 1645 ; B.A., 1648/9; 
Fellow ; M.A., 1652 ; B.D., 1659 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; afterwards conformed 
and was rector of Danby, Yorks. (C. V.) 

(4) John Bond, LL.D. Born at Chard, 
Som., 12 Apr. 1612 ; son of Dennis Bond ; 
from school at Dorchester entered and 
matric. at St. Catharine's Hall, 1628; B.A., 
1631/2 ; Fellow ; M.A„ 1635 ; LL.D., 
1645/6 ; member of the Westminster 
Assembly, 1643 ; Master of the Savoy, 
1645 ; Master of Trinity Hall, Mar. 1646 ; 
law professor at Gresham College, 1649 ; 
one of the expurgators, 1654 ; vice- 
chancellor of the University, 1658 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; retired to Dorset ; died 
at Sandwich, Kent ; buried at Steeple, 
Dorset, 30 July 1676. (C. D. P. V.) 

(5) Robert Brinsley, M.A., M.D., 
matric. at Emmanuel Coll., 1653 ; B.A., 
1656/7 ; Fellow ; M.A.. i65o ; after 
ejection took M.D. at Leiden, and 
practised and held municipal office, 1681 
and 1692, at Yarmouth, where his father, 
John Brinsley, M.A., of Emmanuel Coll. 
{d. 22 Jan. 1664/5, aged 64), had been 
minister. (C. P. V.) 

(6) John Broadgate, B.D. Born in 
St. Foster's parish, Midx. ; son of Giles 
Broadgate, merchant tailor ; from 
Merchant Taylors' school entered sizar 
at St. John's Coll., 11 Feb. 1645/6, aet. 
18; B. A., 1649/50 ; Fellow; M.A., 1653 ; 
B.D., 1660 ; after ejection conformed 
and went to Smyrna. (C. Gc. Jo. V.) 

(7) John Castell, M.A.. B.D. Born 
in London ; entered Trinity Coll. as 
pensioner, 21 Sept. 1649 ; Scholar, 1651 ; 
B.A.i 1653/4 ; M.A., 1658 ; B.D., 1685. 
[Not recorded as Fellow ; if ejected, 
must have subsequently conformed.] 
(C. P. Tc. V.) 

(8) Abraham Chfiord, M.A., B.D.. 



M.D. ; matric. at Pembroke Hall (now 
College), 1646 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 
1653 ; B.D., 1660 ; ejected from the 
rectory of Quendon, Ess., 1662 ; studied 
medicine at Leiden ; M.D., Oxford, 20 
Dec. 1670, being secretary to the Prince 
of Orange ; died in St. Sepulchre's parish, 
London, 1675. (C. F. P. V.) 

(9) Samuel Corbin, M.A. Born in 
Worcestershire ; admitted pensioner at 
Trinity Coll., 18 June 1648 ; Scholar, 
1650; B.A., 1651/2; M.A., 1655; 
cha.plain, 1655 ; ejected, 1660 ; the 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching at Hadenham, Histons, Milton, 
Orwell, Over, and St. Michael's, Cambs; 
hcensed, 8 May, as Congr. Teacher in 
Cambridge, and, June 1672, as Congr. 
Teacher in his house near Aldersgate, 
London. He assisted Francis Holcroft 
[q.v.]. {C. P. T. Tc. V.) 

(10) William Crosseland, B.A. Born 
in Yorkshire ; entered Trinity CoU. as 
subsizar, 19 N. 1655 ; Scholar, 1659 ; 
B.A., 1659/60 [no record of Fellow- 
ship]. (C. P. Tc. V.) 

(11) John Davie, M.A. Matric. sizar 
at Trinity Coll., 1634/5 ; Scholar, 1638 ; 
B.A., 1638/9 ; Fellow, 1645 ; M.A., 1646 ; 
Junior Dean, 1649-50. Calamy, who 
calls him Davis, says he was known as 
Rabbi Davis. (C. P. Tc. V.) 

{12) James Day [q.v.'\. 

(13) William Dell, M.A. {d. 1664) ; 
matric. at Emmanuel Coll., 1623/4 ; B.A., 
1627/8; M.A., 1631 ; secretary to Arch- 
bishop Laud ; Master of Gonville and 
Caius CoU., 4 May 1649; ejected, 11 May 
1660. Calamy calls him " a very un- 
settled man " ; he refused to " allow any 
such distinction of Christians as Presby- 
terians and Independents " ; he had 
sympathy with many of the positions of 
Friends. (C. D. P. V.) 

(14) WiDiam Disney, M.A. Of the 
Lincolnshire family ; entered Trinity 
Coll. as pensioner, 27 June 1638 ; Scholar, 
1641 ; B.A., 1642/3 ; Fellow, 1645 ; M.A,, 
1646; Vicemaster, 1654-55. (C.P.Tc. 

(15) WilUam Duncome, M.A. Matric. 
at King's Coll., 1648 ; B.A., 165 1/2 ; 
M.A., 1655. (C. P. V.) 

(16) Robert Ekyns [q.v.'\. 

(17) Daniel Evans. Born at Monk 
Moor, near Shrewsbury ; from the 
Shrewsbury grammar school proceeded 
•to Jesus Coll. ; not matric. ; ejected, 

1662 ; chaplain to Chancellor Smith of 
Norwich, two years, and then to Hony- 
wood of Hampstead ; had a congregation 
at Woolwich, 1673 -1689; removed to 

Bethnal Green ; died there, July 1698, 
aged 58. (C. P. V.) 

(18) William Green, M.A. Matric. at 
St. Catharine's Hall, 1645/6 ; B.A., 
1648/9; Fellow; M.A., 1652; lie, 25 
May 1672, at Fenny Stanton, Hunts, as 
general Presb. teacher. (C. P. T. V.) 

(19) Alexander Greene, M.A. [q.v.'\. 

(20) " Hayes, Fellow, Trinity." No 
Fellow of Trinity Coll. (or of any other, 
in that period) of this surname. Phile- 
mon Hayes, matric. pensioner at Clare 
Hall, 1657; B.A., 1660/1. (C.Tc.V.) 

(21) Joseph Hill, M.A., B.D. Born, 
Oct. 1625, at Bramley, near Leeds ; 
son of Joshua HiU, then Minister of 
Bramley Chapel ; admitted pensioner 
of St. John's Coll., 20 Aug. 1646, but 
allowed seniority of a year ; B.A., 1649 ; 
elected Fellow of Magdalene Coll., M.'A., 
1651 ; B.D., 1660 ; retired, 1662, to save 
ejection ; entered Leiden University, 29 
Mar. 1664 ; pastor of the Scots Church 
at Middeburg, Zeeland, 19 June 1667 ; 
banished from Zeeland, Charles II. offered 
him a bishopric ; Minister of the EngUsh 
Presbyterian Church, Rotterdam, 13 
Jan. 1678 ; .died there, 5 Nov. 1707 ; 
Greek lexicographer. (C. D. Jo. P. V.) 

(22) Francis Holcroft, M.A. [q.v.]. 

(23) Edmund Hough, M.A. ; matric. 
at Jesus Coll., 1651 ; B.A., 1654/5 .' 
Fellow; M.A., 1658. Afterwards con- 
formed and became rector of Thornton 
in Craven, Yorks, and (26 June i68g) 
vicar of HaUfax, d. i Apr. 1691, in his 
59th year. (C. Hx. P. V.) 

(24) Edward Hulse, M.A. Born in 
Cheshire. Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., 
1656 ; B.A., 1656/7 ; M.A., 1660 ; 
ejected soon after the Restoration. 
Entered at Leiden University, 4 July 
1668, aged 32 ; M.D., Leiden ; incorp. 
M.D. at Oxford, 20 Dec. 1670, being 
physician to the Prince of Orange ; 
Fellow of the College of Physicians, 22 
Dec. 1677 ; treasurer, 1704-9 ; died 3 Dec. 
1711, in 8ist year. (C. F. Mu. P. V.) 

(25) John Hutchinson, B.A. Born, 15 
Apr. 1638, in London. From Merchant 
Taylors and Eton he entered Trinity 
Coil, as subsizar, 13 Feb. 1654/5 ; Scholar, 
1657 ; B.A., 1658/9 ; Fellow, 1659 [no 
record of M.A.] ; ejected, 1660 ; helped 
Joseph Hill {see above) in lexicography ; 
travelled in France and Italy ; claimed 
a licence from the College of Physicians 
(not in Munk) ; practised at Hitchin, 
Herts ; known as Doctor ; member of 
Tyler Street, Hitchin, preached gratis 
at neighbouring places as a Congrega- 
tional ; removed to Clapham as physician 



for two years ; then kept boarding- 
school at Hackney nine years ; died 9 
Feb. 1714/5. (C. P. Tc. V.) 

(26) James Illingworth, M.A., B.D. 
(d. Aug. 1693). Born in Lancashire. 
Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., 1645 ; B.A., 
1648/9 ; Fellow ; M.A., 1652 ; B.D., 
1659 ; after ejection was chaplain to 
PhOip Foley [?.f .] for several years ; at 
his death he was chaplain to EUzabeth, 
daughter of Edward Milton of Weston 
under Lizard, Staff., and widow of Sir 
Thomas Wilbraham, Bart, [d, Aug. 1692). 
Buried at Weston under Lizard on 30 
Aug. 1693. [Ba. C. P. V.) 

(27) Thomas Lock. Born in London ; 
entered Trinity Coll. as subsizar, 4 July 
1657; Scholar, 1659 ; no degree; ejected, 
1660 ; assisted Joseph Oddey (below), 
1664 ; the Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as preaching at Meldreth and Orwell, 
Cambs ; licensed, 8 May 1672, as Congr. 
Teacher at Meldreth ; acted under 
Francis Holcroft [?.u.]. (C. P. T. Tc. V.) 

(28) " Mathum, Fellow, St. John's." 
William Metham, M.A. ; matric. at St. 
John's Coll., 1623 ; B.A., 1626/7 ; M.A., 
1630 ; not Fellow. (C. P. V.) 

(29) Edmund Moore, M.A. Born at 
Ditton, Cambs ; from a school at Cam- 
bridge admitted pensioner at Trinity 
Coll., 15 Apr. 1650, aged 14 ; Scholar, 
1651 ; B.A., 1653/4 ; Fellow, 1656 ; 
M.A., 1657 ; ejected, 1660 (?) ; chaplain 
to Serjeant Maynard ; preached at East 
Sheen, Surrey ; died May 1689. (C. P. 
Tc. V.) 

(30) Thomas More, M.A. ; matric. at 
Magdalene Coll., r654 : B.A., 1657/8 ; 
Fellow; M.A., 1661. {C. P. V.) 

(31) William Moses, M.A. Born about 
1623 in St. Saviour's parish. South wark ; 
son of John Moses, merchant tailor ; 
admitted to Christ's Hospital, 28 Mar. 
1632, aged 9 ; matric. at Pembroke Hall 
(now College), 1639 ; B.A,, 1643/4 ; 
Fellow ; M.A., 1647 ; Master, 1655 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; turned to law ; counsel to 
East India Company ; serjeant-at-law, 
1 1 June 1688 ; died same year. (C. D. P.) 

(32) Joseph Oddey, M.A. Born in 
Leeds. From its grammar school entered 
Trinity Coll. as subsizar, 9 May 1653; 
Scholar, 1655; B.A., 1656/7; Fellow, 
1658; M.A., 1660; ejected here and 
from vicarage of Meldreth, Camb. ; 
preacher, 1667, at Willingham, Cambs, 
acting in conjunction ' with Francis 
Holcroft Iq.v.'] ; the Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as preaching at Hadenham, 
Histon, March, Milton, Oakington, Orwell. 
Over, Stow-cum-Quy and WiUingham, 

Cambs ; licensed with Holcroft, 8 May 
1672, as Congregational Teacher in Cam- 
bridge ; did much itinerant work ; died 
3 May 1687, buried p.t Oakington, Cambs. 
(C. P. T. Tc. V.) 

(33) Augustine Plumsted [q.v.']. 

(34) Samuel Ponder, B.A. Born in 
Northants ; entered Trinity Coll. ?'as 
sizar, 17 June 1656 ; Scholar, 1659 ; B.A., 
1659/60. (C. P. Tc. V.) 

(35) John Pratt, M.A., M.D. Matric. 
at Emmanuel Coll., 1625 ; B.A., 1628/9 ; 
M.A., 1632 ; Lie. Med., 1639 ; M.D., 
1645 ; Fellow of Trinity Coll., 1645 ; 
admitted Candidate of the College of 
Physicians, 22 Dec. 1649. (C. P. Mu. 
Tc. V.) 

(36) John Ray, M.A., F.R.S. Born 
at Black Notley, near Braintree, Ess., 29 
Nov. 1627 ; son of Roger Wray, black- 
smith ; from Braintree grammar school 
entered St. Catharine's Hall, 28 June 1644 ; 
migrated as subsizar to Trinity Coll., 21 
Nov. 1646 ; B.A., 1647/8 ; Fellow, 1649 ; 
M.A., 1651 ; ord. deacon and priest, 23 
Dec. 1660 ; ejected, 1662 ; remained an 
Anglican communicant ; died at the 
Dewlands, Black Notley, 17 Jan. 1705/6. 
Calamy, referring to his labours as a 
naturalist, calls him " an extraordinary 
humanist." (C. D. P. Tc. V.) 

(37) John Rayner, M.A. Son of 
Reyner of Lincoln ; matric. at Emmanuel 
Coll., 1649 ; B.A., 1652/3 ; Fellow ; 
M.A., 1656 ; ejected, 1662 ; practised 
medicine and died at Nottingham. 
(C. P.) ?John Rayner, son of Thomas 
Raynor, gent., who was extra-licentiate of 
the College of Physicians, 22 June 1710, 
being of Brotherton, Yorks. (C. P. Mu.) 

(38) John Sadler, M.A. Born at 
Patcham, Suss., 18 Aug. 1615 ; son of 
the vicar there; matric. at Emmanuel 
CoU., 1631 ; B.A., 1634 ; M.A., 1638 ; 
Master, 1650 ; ejected, 1660 ; he had 
studied law at Lincoln's Inn ; was 
Master in Chancery, 1644 ; Town Clerk 
of London, 1649-60 ; M.P. for Cambridge, 
1653 ; M.P. for Great Yarmouth, 1658 ; 
retired to his manor of Waimwell, Dors., 
in 1662 ; died, April 1674. (C. D. P. V.) 

(39) Henry Sampson, M.A. [?.w.]. 

(40) Thomas Senior, M.A., B.D. Born 
in London. From Westminster school, 
matric. at Trinity Coll., 1646 ; scholar, 
1647 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; Fellow, 1650 ; 
M.A., 1653 ; B.D., 1660 ; licensed, 12 
Apr. 1672 as Presb. Teacher in his house 
at Clapton ; later was chaplain to Alder- 
man Bewley at Hackney, and lecturer in 
the house of Alderman Ashhurst. (C. P. 
T. Tc. V.) 



{41) Anthony Tuckney, D.D. Iq.v.]. 

(42) Jonathan Tuckney. {See Tuck- 
ney, Anthony.) 

(43) Willoughby West, M.A. Born in 
Lincolnshire ; entered Trinity Coll. as 
subsizar, 18 Apr. 1650 ; scholar, 1651 ; 
B.A., 1653/4 ; Fellow, 1656 ; M.A., 1657, 
(C. P. Tc. V.) 

(44) James Wheeler, M.A., son of 
James Wheeler, weaver of Colchester ; 
matric. at Sidney Sussex Coll., 1644 ; 
B.A,, 1647/8 ; removed to Gonville and 
Caius Coll. ; M.A., 165 1 ; junior Fellow, 
1649 ; senior Fellow, 1650 ; President, 
1660; ejected. Midsummer, 1661. (C. 
Gc. P. V.) 

(45) Robert Whitaker, B.A. [?.».]. 

(46) John Wildbore, M.A. Matric. at 
Sidney Sussex Coll., 1647/8 ; B.A., 1651 ; 
M.A., and Fellow of Clare Hall, 1655 ; 
" an unsettled man." (C. P. V.) 

(47) John Wood, M.A. [?.w.]. [11, 12, 
14, 53, 66, 89, 105, 117] 


CAMBRIDGESHIRE. [11, 12, 107, 168, 
176, 181] Except the heading ' Cam- 
bridge,' and a small addition, all is in the 
handwriting of the Book - keeper. The 
returns are numbered from 33 to 120. 
Catlidge is now called Kirtling [?.».]. 
Taft is Toft. 

CAMELFORD (' Camerford '). [19] 

CANE, i.e. CAVE, JAMES (d. 1694). 
C Born at Banbury, Ox., son of Capt. 
Cave, brazier. Appointed, 3 N. 1652, 
incumbent of Thornthwaite, Newlands 
and St. John's, chapelries in Crosthwaite 
parish, Cumb. ; ordained as a Preaching 
Presbyter, 16 O. 1656, by the Associated 
Ministers of Cumberland ; appears (1657- 
1668) as Pastor of a Congregational 
church at Keswick ; ejected from Thorn- 
thwaite, 1660. Perhaps he is " M' Cane 
of Yorkshire " reported in Episc. Returns, 
1669, as preaching to 40 or 50 "middle 
and meaner sort of people," at West- 
bury, Bucks. Licensed, 10 June 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in the house of Mrs. Hannah 
Manley, widow, Daventry, Northants. 
Ultimately he removed to London. (C. 
N. P. T.) [23] 

CANTERBURY. Ejected here were (i) 
Robert Beake, of Peterhouse, Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner, 1637 • B.A., 1640/1 ; 
M.A., 1645 ; vicar of St. Stephen's, 
Hackington ; ejected, 1662 ; preaching 
at Canterbury in 1669 ; licensed, i May 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in a mansion at 
Canterbury; 1^. 31 Aug. 1679, aged about 
59. (C. T. V.) 

(2) John Durant {h. 1620) " once a 

wash-ball maker," lecturer at St. Peter's, 
Sandwich, 1642 ; ejected from the Cathe- 
dral ; preaching at Canterbury in 1669 ; 
licensed, 2 Apr. 1672, as Congrega- 
tional Teacher in Almirey Hall, outside 
Canterbury. (C. T.) 

(3) John Player, of Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar 1612 ; B.A., 1615/6 ; 
M.A., 1619 ; incorp. at Oxford, 1619 ; 
vicar of Kennington, Kent, 1620 ; public 
preacher at the Cathedral, 1641 (?) ; 
ejected 1660. [C. F. V.) 

(4) Francis "Taylor, of Corpus Christi 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1639 ; B.A., 1642/3 ; M.A., r646 ; blinded 
by smallpox ; rector of St. Alphage's, 
1643 (?) ; ejected, 1660 ; preaching at 
Canterbury in 1669 ; licensed, 10 June 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in a mansion at 
Canterbury; became Congregational. (C. 
T. V.) 

(5) Thomas Ventris, of Corpus Christi 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1628 ; B.A., 1630/1 ; M.A., 1634 : ord. 
by archbishop Laud ; curate in Canter- 
bury ; rector of St. Margaret's, 1638 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preaching at Canterbury 
in 1669 ; licensed, i May 1672, as Congr. 
Teacher (in the same mansion as No. i) 
at Canterbury ; his age at death was 
about 72. (C. R. T. V.) [55] 

CARDIGANSHIRE. [143, 145, 146, 185] 
Kellans is Cellan, otherwise Kellan. 

CAREY, JOHN. [166] 

CARLISLE (' CarUle '), Cumb. Ejected here 
was Comfort Starr [?.«.]. [22, 23, 24] 

' Carmathan '). [143, 144, 145, 146] 

CARNARVONSHIRE ('Camarvan'). [141, 

(d. 20 May 1702). ]p. Matric. ' pleb.' 
at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 2 Apr. 1652 ; 
B.A., 1655 ; M.A., ,1659. Held the 
sequestered (yet see Wc.) rectory of 
Uplowman, Devon ; ejected, 1660. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of the preachers at CuUompton (see 
Saunders, Richard). Licensed, 1672, as 
"M"' Carle" to preach in Mrs. Mary 
Kendall's house at Cofton in Dawlish 
parish. About 1689 he settled at Credi- 
ton, where he was succeeded by Josiah 
Eveliegh, ordained there in 1702. (C. 
Em. F. Mh. P. T.) [30] 

CARRINGTON, JOHN (1660-Mar. 1700/1). 
IP, Born in Cheshire. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 27 Mar. 1680. Ordained 
at Alverthorpe, 4 S. 1689, for Lancaster, 
where he had succeeded Robert Chaderton 
(d. Oct. 1687). Houses in Newland, near 
Ulverston and in Furness Fells were 



registered for worship, 4 Oct. 1692, on 
his application ; also one at Hart Barrow, 
10 July 1694 ; and another at Broughton 
in Furness, 1 695 . He was drawn into the 
case (1689) of Richard Dugdale, the sup- 
posed demoniac of Surey, near Clitheroe, 
which reflects little credit on the good 
sense of the Nonconformist divines con- 
cerned in it. He was presented in 1697 
for performing a marriage. After his 
death an appeal was made (6 O. 1701) to 
the Fund for help to Lancaster, stating 
that " Mr Carrinton was their Minisf and 
haveing an Estate never ask't you for 
anything." Annual grants (usually of 
£8) were made to his successor, James 
Grimshaw. [Hh. M. Nk. Nl. X.) 
[58, 63] 
(fl. 1634-1700). J>. Matric. sizar, at 
Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 1634 '• B.A. 
1637/8 ; M.A., 1641. Held the seques- 
tered rectory of Graveley-cum-Chisneld, 
Herts, 1654 ; ejected, 1662. Lived in 
the family of Sir Robert Jocelyn \_see 
Josselyn] at Hide Hall, near Sawbridge- 
worth. Licensed, i May 1672, being "of 
yo perswasion coinonly called Presby- 
. terian ... to teach in any place or places 
licenced." By will (26 June 1700), in 
which he is described as of St. Andrew's, 
Hertford, Cater left land the rent of 
which was to be employed in teaching 
four poor children of Sawbridgeworth to 
read, and then giving them a Bible, 
an Assembly's catechism, the catechisms 
of Joseph AUein and Thomas Vincent, 
and Joseph Flavell's " Exposition." This 
charity has long been lost. [C. Lm. P. 
Uh. V. Wc.) [51] 
27 Dec. 1603). ]p. Born at Royston, 
Herts. Entered as sizar at Clare Hall, 
Cambridge ; matric. Nov. 1547 ; elected 
scholar, St. John's Coll., 5 Nov. 1550 ; 
removed, 1560, to Trinity Coll., Fellow 
of St. John's, 6 Apr. 1560; M.A., 1560 ; 
fellow of Trinity, Apr. 1562. Chaplain, 
1565, to Adam Loftus, archbishop of 
Armagh ; left Ireland, 1567. Lady 
Margaret professor at Cambridge, 1569 ; 
deprived Dec. 1570, and of his fellowship, 
Sept. 1571. Repaired to Geneva, return- 
ing Nov. 1572. In Dec. 1573, went to 
Heidelberg, thence to Antwerp to min- 
ister to the English church, thence to 
Middelburg in the same capacity. In 
1576 visited the Channel Islands, and 
assisted in settling their church discipline 
on Presbyterian lines, subsequently re- 
turning to Antwerp as pastor. Appointed 

1585 by Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, 
master of his hospital at Warwick. Im- 
prisoned in the Fleet, 1590. Died at 
Warwick. (D. Uh.) [151] 
CARYL, JOSEPH, M.A. (1603 ?-i672/3). 
C. Born in London. Matric. 20 July 
1621 (as Carrill) at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
' gent.', aged 17 ; B.A., 1624/5 ; M.A., 
1627. Preacher at Lincoln's Inn, 1632- 
1647 ; member of the Westminster 
Assembly, 1643 ; rector of St. Magnus, 
London Bridge, 1645 ; from 7 D. 1646 
member of the Fourth Presb. Classis of 
London, and one of its " Tryars of the 
Elders " ; on 30 Apr. 1649 nominated as a 
delegate to the Provincial Assembly, but 
not elected ; he did not attend again ; 
one of Cromwell's Triers, 1653 ; ejected, 

1662. but continued lecturer till Feb. 

1663. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as preaching to 500 persons " At 
Mr Knight's house in Leaden hall Streete. ' ' 
On 13 Apr. 1672 he was licensed " to 
teach in the house of Thomas Knight 
Merch' in Leadenhall Street London. 
Congregatiohall." Here he founded the 
congregation which ultimately (1708) 
met in Duke's Place, Bury St., St. Mary 
Axe. He died in Bury Street ; the date 
is variously given as 7 Feb., 25 Feb., and 
10 March. He wrote 12 quarto vols., 
1651-66 (reprinted in 2 vols., foUo), on 
Job. (C. D. F. Fc. P. T.) [188] 

CASTLE HEDINGHAM (' Honingham '), 
Ess. Silenced here (according to C.) was 
John Smith, previously ejected (1660) 
from the sequestered vicarage of Great 
Dunmow ; according to Nc, John Smith 
obtained the perpetua;! curacy here in 

1664. (C.E.Nc.) [38, 40] 
CATER. See Carter 

CATLIGE. [13, 107] See Cambridgeshire 

CATTHORPE. [66, 67] 

CAULDWELL (' Cawdwell ') ; a chapelry 
in StapenhiU parish, Derb. Ejected here 
was Nathan Barton [q.v.'] [28] 

CAUSAM. [123] See Wiltshire 

CAVE, JAMES. See Cane 

CAVE, NORTH and SOUTH, Yorks, 
E.R. (misplaced in N.R,). [136,138] 

CAWDWELL. [28] See Derbyshire 

CAWDWELL, THOMAS (d. Oct. 1724). 
]p. The Fund granted him, for Swaffham 
Prior, Camb., £6 a year, 1690-1724, 
besides special gifts. 

Contemporary with him was Thomas 
Cawdwell, jun., ]p. (probably his son), 
who received Fund grants, yearly and 
special, for Tolsbury, Essex, near Maiden 
(where he lived), 1714-23, when he 
removed to Spaldwick, Hunts, near 
Wabridge Forest. He was probably the 



Thomas Cawdwell who received Fund 
grants, yearly and many special, for 
Hatfield Broad Oak, -Essex, 1732-51. 
[According to £., Thomas Caudwell suc- 
ceeded, at Hatfield Broad Oak, James 
Small, who removed in 1704, and George 
Wigget followed Caudwell. Wigget, how- 
ever, is noted as already Minister at 
Hatfield Broad Oak on 3 Mar. 1706/7.] 
(£•. Ev. M.) [12, 13, 14] 

M.A. {(L 9 Mar. 1707). |p. Came of 
a Stamford family. Admitted from 
Huntingdonshire, 1646, at Corpus Christi 
Coll. Cambridge ; matric. 1647 ; B.A., 
1650/1 ; M.A., 1654. Probably ordained 
episcopally. Rector of St. George's, Stam- 
ford, Line, before 1658 ; ejected, 1662. 
Licensed, 10 June 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in house of Humph. Reynolds, Stamford. 
On 10 Nov. 1690 he received £2 as share 
of anonymous donation {£50) per Matthew 
Rapier [g.v.]. Minister at Stoke Newing- 
ton for several years till death. (C. Lm. 
M. P. Rq. T. V. W. Wc.) [i] 

CAWTHWAITE. [21] See Cumberland 

CELLAN (' Kellans'). [145] 

CHADSLEY, ROBERT, B.A. [d. 1691). 
Matric. sizar, at Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 
1635 ; B.A., 1637/8. Held the seques- 
tered rectory of Faulkbourn,Ess. (1645-6) ; 
in 1654 he was holding the sequestered 
rectory of Little Yeldham, Ess. ; ejected, 
1662. The Common Fund granted him 
(1690) £6 a year for Yeldham ; on 12 O. 
1691 he was reported dead. (C. E. La. 
M. P. V.) [40, 41] 

CHADWICK, JOSEPH, B.A. {d. 29 Jan. 
1690/1). Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., 
Cambridge, 1651; B.A., 1654/5. Vicar of 
Winsford, Som., a college living ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of the preachers to 100 persons 
at various houses in Dulverton, Som., 
also at various houses in Bicknoller and 
Stogumber ; also to 80 persons at houses 
in Wiveliscombe, Som. Licensed, 22 Apr. 
1672, as " Grail Pr. Teacher " in Cruwys 
Morchard parish, Devon. The Common 
Fund voted him, 1690, £6 a year for 
Dulverton ; on 4 May 1691 £6 was 
added ; on 15 June he was reported dead. 
For education of his son (whose Christian 
name is not given) no payment was made. 
(C. Em. M. P. T. ) [92, 93, 94] 


CHANDLER, BENJAMIN {fl. 1682-1729). 
Ip, In 1720 he is spoken of as " a pastor 
38 years standing " and one who "has 
deserved well of the Ministry above these 
30 Years." He was then Minister at 
Worth, near East Grinstead, Suss., living 

at Turner's Hill, hard by, and from J699 
to 1729 in receipt of yearly and special 
grants from the Presb. Fund. " The 
Apostles' Creed better than the Assembly's 
Catechism," 1720, by B. C, is ascribed to 
him, but can hardly be his ; it shows 
learning and strength of argument, very 
ably directed in the interest of an un- 
compromising Arianism. His "Apology," 
1720, for standing by his neighbour, 
Joseph Stedman, accused of perjury, 
does credit to his sense of fairness, but is 
a feeble production. (M. Sp.) [115] 

CHANDLER, HENRY (d. 1719). Born 
at Taunton. Son of a tradesman. Educ. 
at Taunton grammar school andDoolittle's 
Academy. Ministered successively at 
Malmesbury, Wilts ; Hungerford, Berks ; 
and Coleford, Som. ; lastly, for nineteen 
years, and till death, at Frog Lane, Bath ; 
receiving, 1704-1718, ;£io a year from 
the Fund. He died early in 1719. 
Father of Samuel Chandler, D.D. (1693 — 
8 May 1766). [Cm. Ev. J. Mh.) [91, 93] 

CHANDLER, SAMUEL {fl. 1667-1700). 
]>. Son of Francis Chandler {d. May 
1667), ejected, 1663, from the sequestered 
rectory of Thoydon Mount, Essex. On 
22 F. 1698/9 he disputed against Baptists 
at Portsmouth. From the pastorate at 
Fareham, Hants, he removed (1700 ?) 
to that at Andover, Hants, where Jacob 
Ball was Minister from 1715. (Af. P. ii. 
221-2. Pn.) [100] 

B.A. (1631 — 22julyi694). jS. Sonofjohn 
Chantry, farmer, of Repton, Derb. Ad- 
mitted sizar at St. John's Coll. , Cambridge, 
21 June 1649, aet. 18 ; B.A., 1652/3. 
Ordained 26 Mar. 1654/5, by Wirksworth 
Classis. Held the chapelry of Weeford, 
Staff. ; ejected, 1662. Removing (1666) 
under the operation of the Five Mile Act, 
he took a small farm in Derbyshire. 
Licensed, 13 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
his house at Smithsby, Derb. In 1690 
he was of Hartshorne, Derb., and received, 
1690-93, £8 a year from the Common 
Fund. He died at Hartshorne. (C. De. 
Jo. P.T. V.) [26, 28, 96] 

CHANTRY, ROBERT {fl. 1690-1734). f). 
Son of Richard Chantry [q.v.]. In 1699 
he received a Fund gift, £5, as Minister 
at Dedington, Oxon ; from 1712 to 1734 
he received Fund grants, yearly and 
special, as Minister at Staines, Midx., 
where he died. (Ev. M. P.) [27, 29, 72] 

(d. 1738). Ip. Son of Samuel Chapman, 
ejected from the vicarage of Yoxford, 
Suff. Entered Frankland's Academy, 23 
Aug. 1689. On I Feb. 1692 a grant of 



£5 was made to him for Oakhampton, 
Devon ; on 26 Sept. 1692 he is reported 
" removed to a place where y<= people 
are well able to mantaine him." This 
was Lower Rotherhithe, whence he re- 
moved (1703-7) to Bethnal Green, and 
there died. He was succeeded at Oak- 
hampton by John Balstar [q.v.]. (C. Ev. 
Fr. M. W. We.) [31] 

CHAPMAN, . . . [78] [Query, identical 
with the foregoing] 

CHARD. [91] 


1633 — 23 Dec. 1693). Born at Chester- 
field, Derb. Matric. sizar, at Corpus 
Christi Coll., Cambridge, 1649 ; B.A., 
1653/4 ; M.A., 1657. He had a share in 
correcting the transcripts of MSS. in his 
College library, used in preparing Sir R. 
Twysden's " Hist. Anghc. Scriptores X," 
1652, fol. {see p. 2768 verso). Ordained 
22 Aug. 1655, by Wirksworth Classis 
as rector of Kniveton, Derbs. ; lived in 
the house of Sir John Gell, of Hopton. 
Vicar of Mickleover, Derbs. (1658 ?) ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as "a Nonsubscriber " 
preaching to " about 70 " persons in 
Findem, Derbs., " Att the house of John 
Cooke, a great encourager & maintain'' 
of them." Licensed, June 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher in the howse of John Bromiley 
in Chesterfield, Derbs." ; also, 10 Aug. 
1672, his house at Belper, Derbs., was 
licensed for " Pr." worship. He preached 
also at HoUington, Derbs., and elsewhere ; 
but made Kingston - on - Hull his head- 
quarters, perhaps from 1673 {My.) or 
1680 {Wp.), having a house in Myton 
Gate. He suffered imprisonment in 1682. 
Probably he ministered in Bowl Alley 
Lane, where a Meeting-house was built 
by Christopher Fawthorp before 1696. 
(C. De. Lm. My. P. T. Wp.) [136, 138] 

CHARLESWORTH (' Chawseworth'). [26] 

CHARLETON. [91] See Somerset 


M.A., L.C.P. (23 Aug. 1632—28 Feb. 
1712/3). C. Born at Ware, Herts; 
eldest son of Charles Chauncy, afterwards 
president of Harvard. His father took 
him to New England, reaching Plymouth 
in Dec. 1637. He graduated at Harvard 
Coll. (B.A., 1651 ; M.A., 8 Aug. 1654), 
and there studied medicine and theology. 
There is no authority for Wilson's con- 
jecture that he finished his studies in 
England. Returning thither, he ob- 
tained (before 1660) the rectory of Wood- 
borough, Wilts. Ejected thence in 1662, 

he removed to Andover, Hants. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
" presented at the Assizes as a seditious 
person," and one of the preachers at 
Andover to 200 Presbyterians {see Sprint, 
Samuel). On 5 July 1669 he -lyas ad- 
mitted an Extra-Licenciate of the College 
of Physicians, London. On i May 1672 
he was Ucensed on his own description as 
Presb. Teacher in his house at Easton 
Town (Crux Easton ?), Hants. He, how- 
ever, became pastor of the Andover 
Congregationals. Coming to London, he 
was admitted a Licenciate of the Coll. 
of Physicians on 30 Sept. 1680. Hence 
he is usually called Dr. Chauncy. In 
1681-82 he was living in " Blew Boar 
Court, in ffriday Street." In Oct. 1687 he 
succeeded David Clarkson, B.D. (ejected 
from the cure of Mortlake, Surrey), as 
pastor of the Congregational church then 
meeting in the house of Dr. Clark, Mark 
Lane, London ; having as coadjutor, 
Isaac Loeffs, M.A., ejected from the 
rectory of Shenley, Herts. Isaac Watts 
was his assistant from 1698 (and his suc- 
cessor) . His part in the Crispian contro- 
versy is mentioned in the Introduction. 
His constant preaching on church order 
and discipline wore away his congrega- 
tion ; he resigned on 15 April 1701. 
Thereafter, till his death, he presided over 
the Academy in Tenter Alley, Mooriield, 
supported by the Congregational Fund. 
He practised as a physician during the 
whole of his career after ejection. His 
daughter, Elizabeth, was wife of John 
Nesbitt {q.v:\. {C. Cm. D. Fo. Mu. P. Sg. 
T- W.) [3, 41, 92, 156, 157, 160, 164, 
166, 168, 185, 186, 189] 


CHEEKE, LADY. Widow either of 
Thomas Cheek, of Pirgo, Essex, or of 
Hatton Cheek, both knighted on 11 May 
1603. (S.) [2] 

THOMAS, M.A. {d. 1710). ]p. Became 
blind in his fourth year from smallpox. 
Educ. at Tunbridge grammar school and 
Pembroke Coll., Oxford ; M. A., 9 July 1656. 
Vicar of East Garston, Berks ; ejected, 
1662. Came to London and preached 
frequently, subsequently returning to 
Berks. His preaching there led to his 
excommunication, and fifteen weeks incar- 
ceration in Reading gaol. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report " Thomas Chees- 
man, an Excommunicate person " as one 
of the preachers at East Ilsley, otherwise 
Market Ilsley, Berks, "in a Barne of 
Thomas Cheesmans" to "Vulgar People 
from divers parishes " ; also as one of 



the preachers at Wantage, Berks, to " a 
Conventicle every Sunday " of " Presby- 
terians 4 or 500 " and many •• Inhabitants 
of the towne." Licensed, 16 May 1672, 
as Presb. Teacher " in his howse in the 
Parish of East Ilsley, Berks." On 13 
Jan. 1672/3 the house of John Chesman 
at Wantage, Pr., was licensed. From 
1690 received a grant of ;£io a year from 
the Common Fund for Wantage ; reduced 
(1695) to £b ; increased (1696) to ;£8 ; 
ended Midsummer 1710 ; from 1704 he 
was living at Ilsley, Berks. In 1698 and 
1 70 1 he received grants of ;£3 from the 
Congregational Fund. Collections were 
made at Newbury for his benefit in 1705 
and 1707. (C. C/. F. M. P. Sm. T.) [7, 8] 

CHELMORTON (' Chelmarcon," Chelmar- 
ton ' ). [26, 27] 

CHELMSFORD. Ejected here was Mark 
Mott, of Queen's Coll., Cambridge; matric. 
pensioner, 1620 ; B.A., 1623/4 ; M.A., 
1627 ; curate at Chelmsford before 1639 ; 
held the sequestered rectory, 1643 ; ac- 
cused of severity to Brownists ; ejected, 
1660. (C. E. V. Wc.) [38] 


CHEPENHAM. [123] See Wiltshire 

CHESELEY. [6] See Berkshire 

CHESHIRE. [15, 16, 152, 168, 176, 181] 
Except the heading ' Chester ' in the 
earUest handwriting, all is in the hand- 
writing of the Book - keeper. All the 
returns are numbered 6, except a 1691 
■ addition, numbered 4. 

Brembro is Bromborough. 
Maxfield is Macclesfield [q-v.l. 
Peever is Peover [?.f .]. 
Rugely is Ringhay \_q.v.'] ; the name is 
also spelled Ringway, Ringay, Ringey and 
Ringley (this last has been misread by the 

Stopford is Stockport. 
Wellaston is Willaston in Wirral, not 
the Willaston near Nantwich. 

In response to the Proposalls, the Fund 
made a grant of £3 for propagation of the 
Gospel at ' ' Rossett near Chester ' ' ; this 
village is partly in Denbighshire, partly 
in Flint. 


CHESHUNT (' Chest-hunt '). Ejected here 
(1660) was John Yates, who held the 
sequestered vicarage of Cheshunt, 9 Apr. 
1656 ; licensed, i May 1672, as Congr. 
Teacher in a house at Theobalds, Herts. 
d. Aug. 1679, aged nearly 100. (C. T. Uh.) 

CHESTER (' West Chester ') . Ejected here 
were : 

(i) William Cook ; educ. by John Ball, 
an Oxford divine who kept school at 

Whitmore near Newcastle-under-Lyme, 
Staff. ; chaplain of Wroxall (Abbey), 
Warw. ; vicar of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 
Leic. ; vicar of St. Michael's, Chester, 
1650 ; imprisoned, 1659, for complicity in 
Sir George Booth's rising ; ejected, 1662 ; 
imprisoned, 1663, for preaching in his 
own house; retired, 1666, to Wirrall ; 
licensed, 8 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
Chester; also, 16 May 1672, as Congr. 
Teacher in Chester ; died 4 July 1684, 
aged 72. (C. P. T. Uc.) 

(2) John Glendole, M.A. ; born in 
Warwickshire, pleb. ; matric. at Christ 
Church Coll., Oxford, 22 Jan. 1618/9, 
aged 20 ; B.A., 1619/20 ; M.A., 1625 ; 
vicar of St. Oswald's, Chester, 1642 ; 
later, rector of St. Peter's, Chester ; 
ejected, 1662 ; retired to Great Bud- 
worth, Ches., 1666 ; licensed, Sept. 1672, 
as Cong. Teacher in his house at Chester. 
(C. F. P. T. Uc.) 

(3) Thomas Harrison, D.D. ; born at 
Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorks ; educ. in 
New England ; chaplain to governor of 
Virginia ; came to London ; succeeded 
Thomas Goodwin, D.D., in the ' gathered 
church ' at St. Dunstan's-in-the-East, 
1650 ; removed to Wirrall, Chesh. ; 
chaplain to Henry Cromwell in Ireland, 
1657, and preacher at Christ Church 
Cathedral, DubUn, D.D., at Trinity Coll., 
Dublin ; ejected, 1660 (though there was 
no Irish Act of Uniformity till 1667) ; 
preached in Chester Cathedral ; ejected, 
r662 ; returned to Dubhn, 1670, as 
minister of Winetavern Street congrega- 
tion ; licensed, 5 Sept. 1672, as Indept. 
Teacher in Chester ; Meeting-house in 
Cooke Street, Dublin, built for him, 1673 ; 
died22S. 1682, aged 63. (Am.C.D.P. T.) 

(4) Peter Leigh, M.A., matric. at Em- 
manuel Coll., Cambridge, 1645 ; B.A., 
1647/8; M.A. , 1653 ; preached at Chester 
Cathedral before 1653 ; vicar of St. 
John's, Chester, 1658 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
retired to Knutsford ; licensed, 9 Dec. 
1672, to preach in his own house there; 
living in 1686. (C. P. T. Uc. V.) [8, 16] 

CHESTER, JOHN {d. May 1696). p. 
[John Chester matric. as fellow-commoner 
at St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, 1641 ; 
another John Chester matric. as pensioner 
at Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 1647 ; 
neither graduated.] Held the sequestered 
rectory of Witherley, Leic. ; ejected, 
1660. Removed to London, where he 
assisted William Jenkyn [g.u.] till 1662. 
He was very active in the Plague year. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him and 
another " both Presbyterians, who doe 
Chatechize and Administer the holy 



Sacram' and marry & privately Baptize 
Children," officiating to " Presbyterians 
and Independ's about 600 In Globe Alley 
in two large meeting-houses built on 
purpose, into w^ii the other small Con- 
venticles empty themselves. The reasons 
they Alleage for their under practices are 
their Dissatisfaction with our Established 
worship, and His Ma'iea permission and 
Toleration of them." Licensed, 13 Apr. 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in ys howse of 
[himself?] in Maide Lane, Southwark." 
Later he had a Meeting-house (1687- 
1694 ?) ill Gravel Lane, Southwark. Being 
in ill-health, he removed (1690) to Guild- 
ford (to be near his son, a physician) and 
died there. (C. M. P. T. V. W. We.) [109] 

CHICHESTER. Ejected here were (i) 
Wilham Martin (son of Thomas, of Witney, 
Oxf. ) of Merton Coll., Oxford; matric.pleb., 
3 July 1635, aged 15 ; B.A., 1639 ; Fellow, 
1642 ; M.A., 1648; rector of St. Peter's, 
Chichester ; ejected, 1662 ; licensed, 30 
Apr. 1672, a ' W'n Martaine,' as Pr. 
Teacher in a house at Kingston-by-Lewes, 
Suss, (where he was then living) ; d. 3 
Aug. 1686, in 66th year ; bur. at Witney. 
(C. F. T.) 

(2) WilUam Speed, of Magdalen Hall, 
Oxford ; admitted, 27 May 1614 ; B.A., 
1617/8 ; M.A., 1620 ; lecturer at Ux- 
bridge, Midx. ; rector of St. Pancras, 
Chichester, 1630 ; ejected, 1662. (C. F.) 

CHILDERDITCH (' Childeitch,' ' Clider- 
ditch '), Ess. Ejected here was John 
Harvey, vicar, 1653 ; ejected, 1662. (C. 

£•) [38,43] 
CHIMLY. [31] See Devonshire 
CHINLEY (' Chimley"). [26] 
CHIPPENHAM (' Chepenham '). [123] 
CHIPPING CAMPDEN (' Cambden ') [44] 
CHIPPING NORTON. Ejected here were 

(1) . . . Clark. (C.) 

(2) Stephen Ford [q.v.]. [85] 
CHISHALL (' Chissel '), LITTLE. [38] 

Ejected here was James Willet, of King's 
CoU., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1614 ; B.A., 1617/8 ; Fellow ; M.A., 
1621 ; rector of Little Chishall, 1622 ; 
member of the Ninth Presb. Classis of 
Essex; anticipated ejection by resigning, 
13 June 1662. Walter Ball, ejected from 
Royston, was Ucensed here, 25 May 1672, 
as General Presb. Teacher. There was a 
Nonconformist congregation here in 1694. 
(C. E. T.) [38] 
CHOLETON. [63] See Lancashire 
CHOLSEY. Ejected here in 1662 was 

Richard Comyn, M.A. [q.v.]. [6] 
CHORLEY, JOSIAH, M.A. {d. 1720). ip. 
Second son of Henry Chorley, Preston, 

Lane. Pensioner at Trinity Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 26 June 1669 ; did not graduate 
there. Succeeded John Collinges [q.v.] 
as one of the ministers of the Presb. 
congregation at Norwich ; his first entry 
in its register being in Sept. 1691, his last, 
in Sept. 1719. His " Metrical Index to 
the Bible," 1711, has been twice reprinted. 
{D.Ev. V.) [II, 117] 
CHORLTON (' Choulton/ ' Choleton '). 
Chapelry in Manchester parish, now the 
rectory of Chorlton - cum - Hardy. The 
Common Fund granted (1692) ^5 a year 
for work here, reduced (1695) to £i{. |_26, 

63, 64] 

CHORLTON, JOHN (1666—16 May 1705). 
Bom at Salford, Lane. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 4 Apr. 1682. Assistant 
(7 Aug. 1687) to Henry Newcome [q.v.] 
and his successor at Cross Street, Man- 
chester. Ordained at Warrington, Jan. 
1687/8. On the death of Richard Frank- 
land [q.v.] he began, 21 Mar. 1699/1700, 
an Academy at Manchester ; assisted both 
in this and in the congregation from 1700 
by James Coningham, M.A. (1669/70- 
I S. 1716), his successor. Buried at the 
Collegiate Church (now Cathedral). (D. 
Ht. Nk.) [61] 

CHOULTON. [26] See Lancashire 

CHOWBENT. Chapelry in Leigh parish, 
now called Atherton, and a vicarage. 
Ejected here in 1670 was James Wood 
[q.v.]. [61] 

CHRISTCHURCH, Hants. Ejected here was 
John Warner, of Magdalen Hall, Oxford ; 
matric. 9 Mar. 1631/2, aged 19 ; B.A., 
1632 ; M.A., 1634/5 ; vicar of Bathford, 
Som., 1636 ; vicar of Christchurch, 
ejected, 1662 (?). (C.F.) [102] 

CHULMLEIGH (' Chimly '). [31] 

CHURCH OF ENGLAND. [24, 45, 79] 

CHURCH (Parish). [41] 

CHURCHILL, JOSHUA {fl. 1644-92). C. 
Matric. sizar, either at Queen's Coll., 
Cambridge, 1644, or at Emmanuel Coll., 
1647/8 ; did not graduate. Ejected from 
the vicarage of Fordington, Dors. Im- 
prisoned at Dorchester, 1663-4. The 
Episc. Returns, 1665, report him as 
" now Resident at Compton Valence," 
Dors. Those of 1669 report him as one 
of the preachers to " 100 or 200 of ordin- 
ary Ranke most foreigners At M' Thomas 
Graves and his sonnes house ' ' in Donhead 
St. Andrew, Wilts ; also as preaching, 
with William Benn, M.A., to " a constant 
conventicle " of 200 persons at Fording- 
ton. Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, as " Con- 
gregationall Teacher in his owne howse in 
Dorchester & Benjamin Devenish's in 
Fordington." He signed the Address of 



thanks from Dorset Ministers, 10 May 
1672. At Dorchester he assisted WilUam 
Benn, M.A. (1600 — 22 Mar. 1680/1). C. 
Ejected from the rectory of All Saints, 
Dorchester, and succeeded him as Minister 
of the Friary (afterwards Pease Lane) 
congregation, now extinct. His death- 
date (before 1712) is unknown ; the 
statement that Baruch Nowell {d. 1739), 
" the most disagreeable preacher " John 
Fox ever heard, succeeded him in 1689, 
is obviously incorrect. (C. Mh. P. T. V.) 

CIRENCESTER. Ejected here was Alex- 
ander Gregory, of Magdalen Coll., Oxford ; 
matric. 16 June 1610, aged 16 ; B.A., 
1614 ; M.A., 1617: vicar of Cirencester; 
ejected, 1662 ; removed, 1666, to Min- 
chinhampton, Glou. ; d. soon after. In 
1672 a Presb. Congregation here under 
James Greenwood applied for licence of 
the Weavers' Hall. (C. F. T.) [44] 

CLAPHAM. [2, 4] 

CLARE. [38, 103] 

secundus (2 F. 1664/5 — 27 Mar. 1726). C 
Born at Leicester Forest. Son of Matthew 
Clarke [q.v.']. Educated by his father 
and at the Academy of John Woodhouse 
{q.v.'\, and under George Griffith [j.w.]. 
Assisted his father at Market Harborough 
from 1684. Minister at Sandwich, Kent, 
1687-9. Ordained (1694 ?) as pastor of 
the Congregational church. Miles Lane, 
London. Elected a Pinners' Hall lecturer, 
1697. Subscriber at Baiters' Hall (1719), 
but refused to treat Non-subscribers as 
heretical. He was then living " in Three 
Tun-Court, over against Crouched-Friars- 
Church." {D. Ev.) [66] 

(12 N. 1626 — 24 F. 1701). ]p. Bom at 
Shotwick, Ches. Eldest son of Samuel 
Clarke (10 O. 1599—25 D. 1683), the 
martyro legist, ejected from the cure of 
St. Bennet Fink, London. Matric. pen- 
sioner, at Pembroke Hall (now College), 
Cambridge, 1638 ; B.A., 1641/2 ; Fellow, 
1644-51 ; M.A., 1648. Appointed, 26 
S. 1645, one of the Tryers of the Elders 
for the Seventh London Classis. Rector 
of Grendon Underwood, Bucks, 1657 ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as preaching apparently (the 
record is confused) at Cuddington, Bucks, 
' ' Sect not knowne ' ' ; also, with others, 
at Thame, Oxfordshire, to " About 200 
Presbyterians, Anabaptists, etc. In ye 
houses sometimes of John Burton, some- 
times W" Atkins, &c. This Meeting upon 
y' appearing of the Justices is reriioved 
into Buckinghamshire." License;!, 17 

Apr. 1672, as a Presb. Teacher in house of 
Thomas Bryan, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. 
On 10 June, and again on 22 July, his 
house at Winchendon was licensed for 
Presb. worship. For a time he was 
chaplain to Lord Wharton, at Over 
Winchendon, Bucks. Ultimately he 
settled at High Wycombe, Bucks, and 
there died . He is best known as annotator 
(1690) of the Bible. (C. Cc. D. P. T.) 

CLARK, MR. It is impossible to say 
whether this is (i) Thomas Clarke, ejected, 
1662, from the sequestered rectory of 
Stisted, Ess., and licensed, 22 July 1672, 
being of Great Dunmow, Ess., Congr. ; 
or (2) Timothy Clarke, ejected from some 
position at Lindsell, Ess., and licensed, 
5 S. 1672, of Rayne, Ess., Pr. Nothing 
more is known of either. Three of the 
name graduated B.A. at Cambridge in 
1640/1, 1642/3 and 1654/5 respectively ; 
two others of the name graduated M.A. 
at Cambridge in 1630 and 1646 respect- 
ively. [E. T. V.) [38] 

M.A. (1630 7-1708 ?). C. Bom in Shrop- 
shire ; younger son of a clergyman of 
good family near Ludlow. From the 
Charterhouse and Westminster schools, 
entered at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, May 
1648 ; matric. pensioner, 1651 ; B.A., 
1651/2; minor Fellow, 1653; M.A., 1655; 
sublector, 1656. Chaplain to Col. 
Hacker's regiment in Scotland. Held, 
from 1657, the sequestered rectory of 
Narborough, Leic. ; ejected, 1660. He 
had signed (1659) the protest against the 
royahst plans of Sir George Booth. Thrice 
imprisoned in Leicester gaol for con- 
venticling. Lived at Leicester Forest 
till the Five Mile Act drove him (1666) to 
Stoke Golding, Leic. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report " Matthew Clarke gent." 
as preaching to " about 50 Presbyterians 
mearter sort " at Earl Shilton, Leic. ; 
also, being of Stoke Golding, to a " great " 
number of persons at Barwell, Market 
Bosworth, Leic. ; also as one of the 
preachers to " about 40 Presbyterians " 
at Hugglescote, Leic. ; also as one of 
the preachers to about 40 of " all sects " 
at Ibstock, Leic. ; also as one of the 
preachers to about 40 Presbyterians, 
Independents and Anabaptists at Sib- 
stone, Leic. ; also to about 200 persons at 
Stoke Golding, Leic. ; also to about 200 
Presbyterians at Great Bowden, Leic. ; 
also as one of the preachers to about 100 
Presbyterians at Market Harborough 
and St. Mary in Arden [i.e. Ashley], Leic. ; 
also as one of the preachers to about 200 



" Presbyterians & Independents held to- 
gether " at Kibworth, Leic. ; also as one 
of the preachers to about 50 " Presby- 
terians & Independents " at Thedding- 
worth, Leic. ; also as one of the preachers 
to about 100 " Presbyterians & Inde- 
pend's " at Ashby magna, Leic. ; also 
as one of the preachers to about 40 
" Presbyterians & Independents " at 
Sapcote, Leic. Licensed, 29 May 1672, 
being of Market Harborough, as " Pr. 
Teacher " ; also, 18 N. 1672, as " Pr. 
Teach: at y" house of Tho: Johnson," 
Horninghold, Leic. From 1673 he main- 
tained (with an interruption, 1683) a 
Congregational church at Market Har- 
borough, preaching there in the afternoon, 
and at Ashley, Northants, in the morning. 
In the controversy about Richard Davis 
(p. 184) he acted as a man of peace. He 
began to learn Persian in his 67th year. 
Disabled at length from preaching, he 
went to live with his daughter, Mrs. 
Allen, at Norwich, and there died. (C. 
D. P. T. V. Wc.) [66, 76] 

1690). ip. Held the (? sequestered) 
vicarage of Godshill, I. of Wight ; ejected, 
1662. Chaplain for ten years to Sir 
Anthony Irby {see Irby, Lady) ; chap- 
lain (1675-80) to Sir Phihp Harcourt, at 
Stanton Harcourt, Oxf., whose only son 
Simon, afterwards (1721) viscount Har- 
court, married (1680) Clark's only 
daughter, Rebecca (d. 1687). Removingto 
Portsmouth, Hants, Clark followed John 
Hickes (left, 1681) as Minister of the con- 
gregation now meeting in High Street, 
Portsmouth, where his ministry ended in 
1690. (C. P. Pe. Wc.) [loi] 

CLEAVE, or CLEEVE. [44, 45, 46] See 

CLEERE. [92] See Creese, Thomas 

CLENT. [96] Ejected here was Thomas 
Baldwin, secundus [q.v.]. 

23 Sept. 1722). C. Son of a Dorchester 
clothier. Educated under WilUam Benn 
(1600 — 22 Mar. 1680/1) ; ejected (1662) 
from the rectory of All Saints', Dorchester. 
Pastor of the Congregational church, 
Wareham, 1670. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as " Congr. Teacher in the howse of 
Rebecca Hastings " at Winfrith New- 
burgh, Dors. ; signed Address of thanks 
from Dorset Ministers, 10 May 1672. 
On 8 June 1691 the Common Fund 
granted him ^20 a year for Poole (adding 
in Nov.) and Wareham ; it was paid till 
1693. He married a daughter of William 
Eastman [q.v.]. In June 1694 ground 
was bought on which a Meeting-house at 

Wareham was built. Here he ministered 
till death. (/. M. Mh. Od. P. T.) [34, 35, 
CLIDERDITCH. [38, 43] See Essex 
CLIFFORD. [133] 

CLIFFORD, SAMUEL, B.A. (1630—29 O. 
1699). p. Born at YarUngton, Som., 
where his father, William Clifford, M.A., 
was then rector. From grammar schools 
at Frampton, Dors., and SaUsbury, Wilts, 
matric. at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 2 Apr. 
1652 ; B.A., 1654. Succeeded his father 
as rector of East Knoyle, Wilts, 1655 ; 
resigned, 1660. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
at Donhead St. Andrews, Wilts (see 
ChurchiU, Joshua) ; also as one of the 
preachers to " 4 or 500 " persons " At 
ye Barne of M' Alexander Cray " in 
Horningsham, Wilts. Licensed, i May 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse at 
Knogell," i.e. East Knoyle. From 1695 
to 1699 the Fund granted him £6 a year 
for Malmesbury, Wilts, in succession to 
WiUiam Conway [q.v.'], and from 1696, 
£5 a year also for East Knoyle and Chap- 
manslade, Wilts. He seems to have 
served several places from Cranborne, 
Dors., on the boundary of Wilts. 

He was succeeded at East Knoyle and 
Chapmanslade by his son Samuel [d. 
1726) ; educated by Thomas Doolittle 
[q.v.]. He received £5 a year (1699- 
1725) from the Fund. 

The Minutes incorrectly place East 
Knoyle in Dorset. (C. Cm. Ev. F. Hu. 
M. P. T.) [34, 123] 
CLINTON, LADY. p. Anne, daughter of 
John, second earl of Clare, married 
Edward Clinton, styled Lord CUnton, 
eldest son of Theophilus, earl of Lincoln ; 
he died 1657. The widow (who remarried, 
Charles Bates) died in London, Oct. 1707, 
and was buried " in a presbiterian meet- 
ing-house yard." She was a member of 
Dr. Calamy's congregation. [Cm. Pe.) 
CLOSES, THE. A farmhouse in Spen 
Valley, in Birstall parish, Yorks, W.R. 
(misplaced in E.R.). [138] See Holds- 
worth, John 
COAPE, HENRY ((f. Dec. 1691): p. Ap- 
pointed, 14 July 1690, as Correspondent 
for Derbyshire. Attended meetings of 
Managers from 25 Aug. 1690 to 6 July 
1 69 1. His death is reported in the 
Minutes of 11 Jan. 1691/2; see also notice 
of it, and of his connection with DufSeld 
(p. 28). [M.) [27, 28, 162, 168] 
COAPE, or COPE, JOSEPH, B.A. (1623- 
24 Aug. 1704). f). Son of Thomas Cope, 
of Charldon [Cauldon ?], Staff., pleb. 



Matric. at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 7 Apr. 
1642, aged 18 ; migrated to Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner at Jesus Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1645/6 ; B.A., 1645/6. Held, 
from 1644, the sequestered vicarage of 
Sandbach, Ches. ; ejected, 1662. Sub- 
sequently he preached about, in Cheshire, 
Shropshire and Staffordshire. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of the preachers to above 300 persons at 
houses in Walsall, Staff. Licensed, 30 
Apr. 1672, as Pr. Teacher in Edw. Harri- 
son's house, Eccleshall, Staff. ; also, 
Jan. 1672/3, at the house of Christopher 
Hoford [Holford Hall] at Goosetrey, Ches. 
By connivance of the rector of Bar- 
thomley, with the consent of the owner 
of the building, he was allowed from 1689 
till death to minister at Haslington 
Chapel (built by the Vernon family but 
not consecrated) in Barthomley parish, 
where Matthew Henry preached his 
funeral sermon. Cope was a member of 
the Cheshire Classis {see p. 157). (C. F. 
P. T. Vc. V.) [15] 

COATES, SAMUEL [d. 1704). ]p). Son of 
Samuel Coates, M.A. (1614-1683) ; ejected 
from West Bridgford, Notts. He was at 
St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge, 1679, 
but did not matriculate. Ordained, 
1684, Minister of the Old Meeting-house, 
Mansfield, 1690-1704 (despite his refusal 
(1690) of a grant " on Condition y' the 
meeting there be kept up constant "). 
(M. No. Y.) [83, 173] 

COATS, MATTHEW {fl. 1663-1701). JJ. 
A mercer at Gainsborough. Presented 
at the Consistory Court in 1663 and 1664. 
On 5 Sept. 1672, Ucence was granted for 
' ' The house of Matthew Coates of Gains- 
brow in Lincolnsh Prest)." On 12 July 
1701 " Matthew Coats the elde r^mejcer," 
conveyed to certain trustees "that house 
or building lately erected in a place called 
the Ratton Row in Ganesburgh . . . now 
used and intended to be used as a Chappell 
or Meeting House as by the lawes of this 
Kingdome the same is now permitted 
and Authorised for such Protestant dis- 
senters persons or people to meet, assemble 
and worshipp God in, or distinguished or 
goe under the names of Congregationall, 
Independents or Presbiterians with the 
ground whereon it stands." (Gb. T.) 

[70. 71] 
COCKERILL, THOMAS-, fl. See p. 163. 

[6, 7, 27, 77, 114, 156, 162, 163, 167, 168] 
COCKERILL, THOMAS, secundus. See 

p. 174. For the changes in the Cockerills' 

places of business, consult At. 
COCKERMOUTH. Ejected here was 

George Larkham [?.f.]. [21] 

COCKEY CHAPEL, in Middleton parish, 
now called Ainsworth, and a vicarage. 
Ejected here was John Lever [q.v.]. The 
building, however, came to be in use by 
Nonconformists (see Joseph Whitworth). 

COGGESHALL (' Coggeslal," ' CoggslaU '), 
Ess. Ejected here was John Sames ; educ. 
in New England ; held the sequestered 
vicarage of Kelvedon, Ess., 1647 ; suc- 
ceeded John Owen, D.D. [?.f.], as vicar 
of Coggeshall, 1654 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
preaching at Coggeshall, 1669 ; licensed, 
I May 1672, as Congr. Teacher at Cogges- 
hall ; bur. 16 Dec. 1672. (Bd. C. T.) 
[39, 186] 

COKAYNE, GEORGE, B.A. (1619/20— 21 
Nov. 1691). C. Of ancient family, son of 
John and Elizabeth Cokayne ; baptized at 
Cople,Beds, 16 Jan. 1619/20. liduc. Sidney 
Coll., Cambridge; B.A., 1639/40. Held the 
sequestered rectory of St. Pancras, Soper 
Lane, London, before 1648 (also chaplain 
to Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke) ; ejected, 
1660. Licensed, 16 May, and again 10 
June 1672, as Congr. Teacher in his house, 
Redcross Street, parish of St. Giles', 
Cripplegate. Minister, from 1688 till death, 
in Redcross Street, possibly at Stocking- 
Weavers' Hall, where his body lay pre- 
vious to burial, 27 Nov. 1691, in Bunhill 
Fields. He married Abigail Plott, and 
left issue. The congregation under his 
successor, John Nesbitt [q.v.], moved to 
Hare Court, Aldersgate Street (removed 
to Harecourt Chapel, Canonbury, 1857). 
(C. D. Ha. P. Wc.) [4, 5, 35, 41, 160, 161, 
165, 167, 185, 186] 

COLCHESTER. Ejected here were (i) 
Owen Stockton (31 May 1630 — 10 Sept. 
1680) of Christ's Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1646 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; rem. 
to Gonville and Caius Coll. ; Fellow, 

1654 ; M.A., 1653 ; ord. by presbyters, 

1655 ; town lecturer at Colchester, 1657 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preaching in Colchester ; 
rem. to Chattisham, Suff., 1665 ; preach- 
ing in Colchester and Ipswich, 1669 ; 
hcensed, 16 Apr. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in Ipswich ; also, 22 May 1672, as Ind. 
Teacher in Colchester ; also, 22 July 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in Hadleigh, Suff. ; 
lived at Ipswich, preaching alternately 
there and at Colchester ; (?. 31 Aug. 1680; 
by will, founded a scholarship and fellow- 
ship at Gonville and Caius Coll. (C. D. 
E. T. V.) [38, 42] (2) Edward Warren, 
alias Sidling ; matric. sizar at Pembroke 
Coll., Cambridge, 1638; B.A., 1641/2; 
M.A., 1646; vicar of St. Peter's, 1657; 
ejected (1662 ?); remained in Colchester, 
and practised physic ; licensed, 1 7 Apr. 



1672, as Presb. Teacher in his own and 
another house. (C. £. T. V .) 
COLE, THOMAS, M.A. (1628 ?-i6 Sept, 
1697). C. Son of WiUiam Cole, gentle- 
man, of . London. From Westminster 
School he matric, i Feb. 1646/7, at 
Christ Church, Oxford, aged 18 ; B.A., 
1649 ; M.A., 165 1. John Locke entered 
under him as tutor in 1652 ; Principal of 
St. Mary Hall, 1656 ; incorp. M.A. at 
Cambridge, 1658. Ejected from his 
Principalship, 1660. Kept a philosophy 
school at Nettlebed, Oxf., of which James 
Bonnell (1653-1699), his pupil, complains 
as wanting in moral and religious super- 
vision. Palmer wrongly states that 
Samuel Wesley " had been one of his 
pupils." Licensed, 22 Apr. 1672, as a 
Congr. Teacher at John Tyler's house and 
Alexander Bernard's barn, Henley-on- 
Thames ; and on 16 May as the same 
at his house, Henley-on-Thames. In 
Feb. 1674 he was ordained at Cutlers' 
Hall, Cloak Lane, London, as pastor of 
the Congregational church, founded by 
Philip Nye, which subsequently, under 
Cole's ministry, removed to Tallow- 
Chandlers' Hall, Dowgate HiU, and again 
to Pinners' Hall. He did not join the 
Happy Union, and though elected (13 
Apr. i6gi) a Manager of the Common 
Fund, he never attended and declined 
to act. He was an original Manager of 
the Congregational Fund (1695), and one 
of its correspondents for Oxfordshire. He 
preached his last sermon 22 Aug. 1697. 
In the Crispian controversy he was zealous 
against the ' Neonomian ' view. (C. Co. 
D. F. M. P. T. W.) [4, 156, 161, 183, 

COLEBROOK. [73] See Middlesex 
COLEFORD (' Colford,' ' Couer,' ' Conard '; 
pronounced Covert) is in Newland parish, 
Glou. See Brinkworth and Monmouth. 
The Common Fund granted (1692) £(> a 
year, not renewed 1695. (M. Rg.) [46, 

COLEFORD (' Colefort '), Som. [91] 
COLESBOURNE (' Cos Pawn '). [44] 
COLEY, then a chapelry in Halifax parish, 

now vicarage. Ejected here was Oliver 

Heywood [?.w.]. [129] 
COLLAMPTON. [32] See Devonshire 
COLLET, HENRY (fl. 1660- 1690). Q. 

Perhaps ejected from rectory of Claydon, 

Suff. Licensed, 29 May 1672, as " Congr. 

Teacher " in his house in Tewkesbury, 

Glou. (C. P. T.) [44, 47] 
COLLIER, ABEL, B.A. (1630—29 May 

1695). C Matric. ' ser.' at New Inn 

Hall, Oxford, 9 D. 1650; B.A., 1653. 

Ejected from the rectory of Nether 

Whitacre, Warw. Went into business 
in London. Licensed, 9 May 1672, as 
" Congr. Teacher in the howse of John 
Bonn in Coventry." (See Bunn, i.e. 
Bohun, John). The Common Fund 
granted him, from 1690, £12 a year for 
Halstead. Buried in Bunhill Fields. 
(F. M. P. Si. T.) [40, 41, 179] 

COLLIER, ANTHONY {fl. 1660-99). IP. 
Held the sequestered rectory of Morton- 
on-Lugg, Heref. ; ejected, 1660 ; vicar 
or curate of Morton Valence, Glou., also 
of Whitminster (alias Wheatenhurst), 
Glou. ; ejected, 1662. Licensed, 20 Apr. 
1672, as " Presb. Teacher in his howse in 
Rosse, Hereford." The Common Fund 
granted him (1690-99) £5 a year for Ross. 
(C. M. P. T.) [48] 

COLLINGES, JOHN, D.D. (1623—18 Jan. 
1690/1). KJ. Born at Boxted, Ess. He 
calls 1654 "the two and thirtieth year 
current of my age." Son of Edward 
Collens or Collins, M.A. Cantab. 1610. 
From Dedham grammar school, matric. 
at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 1639 ; 
B.A., 1642/3 ; M.A., 1646 ; B.D., 1653 ; 
D.D., 1658. Chaplain (1644) to Isaac 
W5T1C011 of Bures, Ess. ; vicar (Sept. 
1646) of St. Saviour's, Norwich ; held 
(1653) the sequestered vicarage of St. 
Stephen's, Norwich ; ejected, 1662. He 
had lived at Norwich as chaplain in 
the house of Sir John Hobart, bart. 
(d. 20 Apr. 1647), Chapelfield, and re- 
mained chaplain to his widow (d. 21 N. 
1664). He was one of the Savoy Com- 
missioners (1661) for considering re- 
vision of the Prayer-book. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching, 
with Benjamin Snowden [?.tj.], to "about 
300 Presbyterians & Independents Att 
the house of John Barnham, hosier," in 
the parish of St. John's Maddermarket, 
Norwich. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher in Jonathan Wilson's 
howse in the Parish of St. Stephens, 
Norwich." The Norwich corporation 
leased (14 May 1672) to his congregation 
the East Granary (behind St. Andrew's 
Hall), which they kept till they erected 
(1689) a Meeting-house in the parish of 
St. George's Colegate. Collinges, though 
in other respects a bitter controversialist, 
was strongly for the union of Presby- 
terians and Congregationals ; his funeral 
sermon was preached by Martin Finch 
[^.y.]. He spelled his name Collings, 
till his ejection. (B. Ba.C.Cc.D. P.T. V.) 
[74, 177] 

COLLINS, JOHN, M.A. (1632—3 Dec. 1687). 
C Son of Henry Collins, starchmaker. 
Sailed for New England with his father 



(whose conformity was certified by the 
rector of Stepney) in the ' Abigail ' on 30 
June 1635, being then aged 3 years. His 
father (who, according to Sibley, was 
Edward Collins) became a deacon of the 
Congregational church at Cambridge, 
Mass., and died 9 Apr. 1689, aged about 
86. The son was B.A. of Harvard, and 
Fellow, 1649; M.A., 1652; incorp. M.A. 
at Cambridge, . 1654. Preacher to the 
Scottish Council, 1655; accompanied 
General Mouck from Scotland to London 
as chaplain. Silenced, 1662. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
(preachers in Bell Lane, SpitaUields. 
Licensed, 29 May 1672, as Congr. Teacher 
in house of James Best, Duke's Place, 
(Aldgate, London. One of the six original 
{Pinners' Hall lecturers, 1672. About 
j the same time he succeeded Thomas 
i Mallery, ejected from lectureships at St. 
'; Michael's, Crooked Lane, and St. Nicholas, 
j Deptf ord, as pastor of the Congregational 
I church in Paved Alley, Lime Street. 
I His son, John CoUins (1673 P-ig Mar. 
1714/5), was co-pastor of the same church 
from 1698, and Pinners' Hall Lecturer 
from 1706. (C. Cc. D. P. Sg. T.) [154] 
COLLINS, ROBERT, M.A. (1620 ?-6 Mar. 
. 1697/8) . IP. Matric. ' gent.' at Exeter Coll., 
Oxford, 12 N. 1650 ; Fellow, 1652-5 ; 
B.A., 1653 ; chaplain, 1654 ; M.A., 1655. 
Rector of Talaton, Devon ; ejected, 1662. 
Retired to his estate at Ottery St. Mary. 
Heavily fined for preaching in his own 
house, a handsome building near the 
church. The Episc. Returns, 1665, report 
him as keeping conventicles frequently, 
especially upon Sundays, but not arrested 
"for want of a Justice of Peace." The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, describe him as " a 
Non-Conformist minister," " a gent, of a 
good estate," preaching at his own house 
to " about 200 few gentry, but may (sic) 
tradesmen of good note." Licensed, 20 
Apr. 1672, as " Presb. Teacher in his 
howse." Subsequent persecutions led 
him to sell his estate and drove him to 
Holland. Under Toleration he returned. 
He bequeathed ;^20 towards a new Meet- 
ing-house at Ottery St. Mary. He " lived 
to be near 80." (C. Em. F. P. T.) [30] 
1690-1736). Ip. Had a grant from the 
Common Fund (reported 17 N. 1690) of 
£?> a year, "att Leigh in little Wootton." 
See Crompton, Thomas. On 2 Mar. 1691 
a grant of ;£io a year appears, for him 
as student at " Vtericht, Holland " ; 
this was renewed next year. For part of 
the first year he was fellow-student with 
Edmund Calamy [q.v.']. On 14 F. 1692/3, 

on the request of Mr. Thomas Collins and 
others, it was agreed by the justices that 
" a house at y° end of Lord Street, Liver- 
pool, belonging to Mr David Poole of y" 
same, merchant " should " be sett apart 
for yo exercise of religious worship . . . and 
the said M"^ Thomas Collins is to be 
allowed to preach there." Poole, who 
came to Liverpool from Preston, was 
assessed (1708) for premises in Lord 
Street for a " chapelle." In or soon after 
1718, Thomas Collins, apparently the 
same man, was Minister at Temple 
Combe, otherwise Combe Abbas, Som. ; 
he received (1723-36) from the Fund a 
yearly grant of £6. {Ev. M. Rl.) [48, 

COLNBROOK (' Colebrook '). [73] 
COLNE. [123, 125] See Wiltshire 
COLTMAN, ... C. Proposed as 
Manager, 29 July 1690, by Arthur 
Shallett lq.v.'\, and presumed to be of the 
same denomination ; attended no meet- 
ing. (M.) [162] 
COMBE LONGA (' Coomb '). [85] 
COMMON FUND. [155, 157, 158 5m.] 
COMPTER, THE. The reference is prob- 
ably to the Compter in the Poultry. There 
was another in Wood Street, each being 
a prison, belonging to one of the sheriffs 
of London, for all persons arrested within 
the City and Liberties. The Compter in 
Southwark was only for debt. (SI.) [3] 
RICHARD (1617-1706?). f). Born at 
Durham. Son of Timothy Commyn, 
under-sheriff of Durham; admitted pen- 
sioner at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 3 
Apr. 1633, aet. 16 ; matric. 1633 : did 
not graduate. Episcopally ordained 
Rector of Cholsey, Berks; ejected, 1662. 
Preached at WalUngford, Berks. Licensed, 
15 May 1672, to teach in house of Austin 
•Cooke, Wantage, Berks, Presbyterians ; 
also, 30 S. 1672, as Presb. Teacher at his 
own house, Cholsey ; at the same time 
the houses of Benjamin Jones and Mary 
Hans were licensed at Cholsey, both Pr. 
Comyn received (1691-96) a grant of £10 
a year for Cholsey; and (1697-1705) £?, 
a year for the same. (C. Jo. M. P. T. V.) 
CONARD. [145] See Gloucestershire 
CONGLETON. Ejected here was Thomas 
Brook ; preacher at Congleton Chapel in 
Astbury parish; known as "bawling 
Brook"; ejected, 1660; preacher at 
Great Moreton Chapel, same parish ; 
ejected, 1662 ; buried, 31 Aug. 1664, aged 
72. (C. P.) [15, 16] 





Dec. 1699). Ip. Third son of Thomas 
Constantine, rector of Taxal, Ches. ; 
baptized, 14 Mar. 1618/9. From a 
Glossop school went (1636) to Glasgow 
Univ. ; matric. 21 Apr. 1638. Preached 
first at Fairfield and Buxton, Derb. ; pre- 
sented by parishioners (3 N. 1647) to 
Oldham, a chapelry in Prestwicli parish. 
Lane. ; removed, Oct. 1650, refusing the 
engagement of fidelity to the Common- 
wealth without king or house of Lords ; 
accepted call to vicarage of Birstall, 
Yorks ; reinstated at Oldham, Mar. 
1654/5 ; ejected, 1662. Living in Sal- 
ford, 1671. Licensed, 8 May 1672, on 
petition from inhabitants of Oldham, as 
" Pr. Teacher in the Barne of Rob: 
Wild [Wylde] of Heaside in the parish 
of Oldham. ' ' Later he lived and preached 
at Greenacres in the same parish. On 
his mfe's death (29 Mar. 1695) he retired 
from duty to Manchester, and dying there 
was buried at Oldham on 14 or 16 D. 
1699. The statement that in i6go he was 
the " ancientest " of the then surviving 
Ejected, must be understood with refer- 
ence to his own county. He was at that 
date not more than 71, and the junior 
of John St. Nicholas [q.v.] by not less than 
fourteen years. (C. Cm. Nl. P. Y.) [59] 

CONWAY, WILLIAM {fl. 1657-93). Ip. 
Matric. ' ser.' at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 
18 Mar. 1657/8 ; ejected, 1660. He 
Uved at Witney, Oxfordsh. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers at Coggs, Oxfordsh., along with 
Henry Cornish [q.v.] and others, to 
" about 100 Presbyterians & Independ- 
ents In the howse of one M' Blake of y« 
Fine Office — once & sometimes twice 
every Lord's Day." Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the Barne of 
Edw: Browne in the Parish of Westport 
in Marlebrough [i.e. Malmesbury], Wilts." 
The Common Fund granted him (1690-93) 
£6 a year for Malmesbury, Wilts, where 
he was succeeded (1695) by Samuel 
Chfford [q.v.]. (C. M. P. T.) [44, 123] 

CONY, or CONEY, . . . [fl. 1660-92) 
[? Nathaniel Cony, matric. sizar, at St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge, 1629 ; B.A., 
1632/3 ; M.A., 1636]. Ejected from the 
rectory of Broughton, Oxf . The Common 
Fund, on 4 Jan. 1691/2, granted ^^5 to 
" M"' Comy at [blank] in Staffordshire 
as a present assistance to him." (C. M. 
P. V.) [97] 

COOKE, ROBERT. (M.) [184] 

COOMB. [85] See Oxfordshire 
COOME. [92] See Somerset 
CORNHILL. [163] 

CORNISH, HENRY, D.D. (1611 ?-i8 D. 
1698). ip. Son of WiUiam Cornish, 
Ditchet, Som., pleb. Matric. at New 
Inn Hall, Oxford, 4 N. 1631, aged 20 ; 
B.A., 1634 ; M.A., 1636/7 ; B.D;, 1648 ; 
D.D., 1649 (though he is said to have 
refused this degree). Held the seques- 
tered rectory of St. Giles in the Fields, 
London, 1642/3-1647. Canon of Christ 
Church, Oxford, 1648 ; ejected, 1660. 
Chaplain to Sir Plulip Harcourt at Stanton 
Harcourt, Oxfordsh. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers, 
along with WiUiam Conway [q.v.] and 
others, to " about 200 Presbyterians & 
Independents In the howse of one M^ 
Blake of y" Fine Office — once & some- 
times twice every Lord's Day," at Coggs, 
Oxfordsh. Licensed, 18 Apr. 1672, at 
Stanton Harcourt, Pr. ; again Ucensed, 
29 June, as a general Presb. Teacher, of 
Stanton Harcourt ; yet again, 10 Aug., as 
the same. He was ministering at Oxford 
in 1688. In 1690/1 he settled at Bicester. 
The Common Fund granted him, 1690-93, 
;£io a year at Bicester, where Cornish had 
" a small but intelligent and sober people, 
with whom he hved very lovingly." 
(C. Cm. F. M. P. T. Wc.) [7, 85, 86] 
CORNISH, WILLIAM {fl. 1672-1690). f». 
Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, "to teach" at 
the house of Sir Heneage Fetherston, 
bart., in Cow Lane, West Smithfield. In 
Oct. 1672 licence was granted for " The 
house of W"" Cornish of Henley upon 
Thames Bucks Pr." " M"" Cornish " re- 
ceived, 10 Nov. 1690, £^ from an anony- 
mous donation of £50 made through 
Matthew Rapier [q.v.]. (M. T.) [i] 
CORNWALL. [18, 19, 168, 176] Except 
the heading " Cornwall " in the earliest 
handwriting, all is in the handwriting 
of the Book-keeper. The returns are 
numbered 18 to 81. The Indulgence 
licences show that the statement " there 
never were meetings " at Bodmin, Lost- 
withiel and Redruth is erroneous. 

Camerford is Camelford. 

Fowes is Fowey. 

Hartston. ? Error for Helstone. 

Lancack is Lancast. 

Lancaston is Launceston, not Lancast. 

Laslithiel St is Lostwithiel (formerly 
Lestwithiel) . 

Marthir is Merther. 

Mazarion is Marazion. 

Pordstow (or Pudstow) is Padstow. 

St. EbaU is St. Eval. 

St. Hellens is Haligan or Helligon, a 



manor in St. Mabyn parish, seat of family 
of Silly ; see Wills, Jonathan. 

St. Inoder (or St. Indoer) is St. Enodor. 
Tossell is St. Austell. 
CORSHAM (' Causam '). [123] 
COS PAWN. [44] See Gloucestershire 
COTTINGHAM. Ejected from this rectory 
in 1662 was Joseph Robinson [? of Sidney 
Sussex Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pen- 
sioner, 1649 ; B.A., 1652/3 ; M.A., 1659] ; 
(i. soon after ejection. {C. My. V.) [138] 
COUNTY UNIONS (Congregational). [157] 
COURTMAN, JOHN, M.A., B.D. (1627- 
9 F. 1 69 1/2). C. Born at Sible Heding- 
ham. Ess. Subsizar at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 10 F. 1645/6 ; matric, 1646 ; 
Scholar, 1649; B.A., 1649/50; Fellow, 
1650 ; M.A., 1653 ; B.D., 1660 ; univer- 
sity preacher. Rector of Thorpe Malsor, 
Northants. After 1662 he employed a 
curate, and preached privately in the 
house of John Mansell, Esq., the patron, 
ultimately resigning the living to his son 
John (d. 1719). Licensed, 25 May 1672, 
as " Congr. Teacher in the howse of John 
Mansell in Thorp Malsor." After resign- 
ing his living, he practised physic, and 
had a reputation for the treatment of the 
paralytic and insane. He was a man of 
ready wit. (C. P. T. Tc. V.) [76] 
COVEN, STEPHEN {fl. 1655-1690). C. 
Originally a ship- j oiner. Presented, 1655, 
to the sequestered rectory of Sandford 
Peverell, Devon. Ejected, 1660. De- 
scribed in Episcopal Return, 1665, as 
" A Wandering Seditious Seminary " at 
Halbertou, Devon ; and again, same year, 
as one " who goes about from place to 
place teaching Sedition, but where his 
Constant abode is we cannot learne." 
Licensed, 9 May 1672, being at Grub 
Street, London; also 22 May 1672 as 
Congr. Teacher in houses of Thomas 
Ovey, Watlington, Oxon, and George 
Gooding in Latchford. On 10 Nov. 1690 
£-z was paid to him as share of a £^0 
anonymous donation per Matthew Rapier. 
He published "The Militant Christian; 
or The Good Soldier of Jesus Christ, de- 
scribed," 1668 (a sermon on 2 Tim. ii. 3) ; 
reprinted, 1805, with -title "The Dead 
Raised," and introduction by W. Batson, 
who claims to have corrected the original ; 
he has corrected Alexander Severus into 
" Mr Alexander Severus." An abridg- 
ment, by R. Goadby, .was published in 
1781. {C.M.P.T.) [i] 
COVENTRY. Ejected here were (i) 
Samuel Basnett (son of Thomas Basnett, 
mercer. Mayor of Coventry) ; of Emman- 
uel Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 

1644 ; B.A., 1647/8 ; rem. to Oxford ; 
Fellow of St. John's Coll., 1648 ; incorp. 
B.A., 1649 ; Fellow of All Souls' Coll., 
and M.A., 1649 ; incorp. M.A. at Cam- 
bridge, 1651 ; lecturer at St. Michael's 
on Sundays and at Holy Trinity on a 
week-day ; gathered a Congregational 
church ; ejected, 1662 ; removed to 
Atherstone, 1665 ; d. there in 1666. (C. 
F. Pc. T. V.) 

(2) John Bryan, of Enimanuel Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1620 ; B.A., 
1626/7 ; MA.., 1632 ; B.D., 1645 ; D.D., 
1651 ; rector of Barford, War., 25 June 
1632 ; vicar of Holy Trinity, 1644 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preaching at Coleshill, 
War., 1669 ; licensed, i5 May 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in a ' house ' in West Orchard, 
Coventry ; trained up many ministers ; 
d. 4 Mar. 1675/6. (C. D. Dw. T. V.) 

(3) Obadiah Grew, D.D. See Grace 
COVER. [46, 145] See Coleford, Glou. 
COW LANE, now King Street, West Smith- 
field. Green Dragon Court was on its 
south-west side, not far from Snow Hill. 
(Lo. SI.) [I] 

COWARD, ... ip. [Probably WiUiam 
Coward (1648 — 28 Apr. 1738), founder 
of the educational Trust.] Attended no 
meeting ; replaced, 2 Mar. 1 690/1, by 
Theophilus Revell [j.f.]. As John Jurin 
[j.w.] was deputed to interview his pro- 
posed successor, it is assumed that Coward 
was of the same denomination. (D. M.) 

{fl. 1662-92). |p». Ejected from the 
vicarage of St. Anthony, Corn. Chaplain 
to Hugh Boscawen. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, and 20 June, as Teacher in the 
house of Widow Mary Trelawdwy or 
Trelawdry at Penryn, and signed the 
thanks from Cornish Ministers. St. Mawes, 
a village in the parish of St. Just-in- 
Roseland, returned two members to Parlia- 
ment till 1832. In 1690 a grant of £8 a 
year was made to Cowbridge for St. Mawes 
' ' on condition hee fix there ' ' ; this was 
withdrawn, 27 June 1692, as he had not 
preached there for "several moneths." 
(C. M. P. T.) [19, 20] 

COWTHAATE. [21] See Cumberiand 

CRAB, . . . [42] PNathanael Crab, who 
in 1689 represented the General Baptist 
church of Shad Thames, at the Particular 
Baptist Assembly (information from Rev. 
W. T. Whitley, LL.D.) 

CRADOCK, SAMUEL, B.D. (162 1—7 O. 
1706). ip. Born at Greetham, Rutland. 
Son of the rector of Thistleton, Rutl. 
Matric. pensioner at Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1637; B.A., 1641 ; M.A., 1644 (in- 



Corp. at Oxford, 1649). Fellow, 1645; B.D., 
1 65 1. Rector of North Cadbury, Som., 
1656; ejected, 1662. Shortly afterwards 
. he became, under the will of a relative, 
owner of the estate of Geesings, parish 
of Wickhambrook, Suff. The Episc. Re- 
turns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to a few Presbyterians at 
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, " in the house 
of M"^ Fleetwood " (perhaps widow of 
George Fleetwood, the regicide). Licen- 
sed, 2 Apr. 1672, as "Presbyterian 
Teacher " at Geesings. Here for 24 
years he ministered gratuitously, remov- 
ing in 1696 to Bishops Stortford, Essex, 
preaching there, and becoming pastor of 
a church afterwards (and perhaps then) 
Congregational, at the neighbouring vill- 
age of Stansted-Mountfitchet (meeting- 
house built about 1698). Prior to the 
Toleration Act he opened an Academy 
for philosophy and theology, holding 
that the graduation oath which debarred 
from prelecting outside the universities 
appUed only to prelections for a degree. 
Calamy was his student (1686-8) in 
philosophy, along with Timothy Good- 
win, afterwards archbishop of Cashel ; 
his students included many sons of peers 
and gentry. He preached twice every 
Sunday till within a fortnight of his death 
in his 86th year. (C. Cm. D. F. P. T. V.) 
[43. 103] 
CRANBORNE (' Crambourn '). [34] 
CRANBROOK (' Crane brooke ') . Ejected 
here was William Goodrich, of Gonvile 
and Caius Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, 1634 ; B.A., 1637 .' vicar of Cran- 
brook, 1646 ; ejected, 1662 ; preaching 
in his house at Hessett, Suff., in 1669 ; 
licensed, 10 June 1672, as Pr. Teacher at 
his house at Hessett ; his house licensed, 
same month, Pr. (C. K. T.) [55] 
CRANE, THOMAS, M.A. (i630-Aug. 1714). 
p. Born at Plymouth ; son of a mer- 
chant. Matric. at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
15 F. 1648/9; rem. to Gloucester Hall; 
M.A., 1655. Assistant to Richard Allein, 
M.A. ; ejected from the rectory of 
Batcomb, Som. Rector of Rampisham, 
Dorset ; ejected, 1662. Settled at Bea- 
minster, Dorset. Licensed, 8 May 1672, 
as " William Craine of Beaminster " to be 
"a Grail Pr. Teacher"; and signed the 
Address of thanks from Dorset Ministers, 
10 May 1672. He remained in charge 
of the Beaminster congregation till death. 
On 19 June 1693 the ministerial Managers 
of the Fund contributed /lo towards his 
present needs. (C. F. M. Od. P. T.) [34] 
CRANFORD. Ejected from this rectory 
was Henry Searle, of Sidney Sussex Coll., 

Cambridge; matric. pensioner, 1633; 
B.A., 1636/7 ; M.A., 1640 ; licensed, 8 
May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in Lady Picker- 
ing's house at Titchmarsh, Northants. 
(C. T. V.) [77] 
CRANLEY or CRANLEIGH (' Cranly '). 

CRAVEN. A hilly district in the North 

of Yorkshire, W. Riding. [130, 135] 
CREATON. [77, 78] Ejected from this 
vicarage was Richard Hooke, of New Inn 
Hall, Oxford ; matric, i l?'eb. 1632/3, 
aged 19 ; B.A., 1635 ; incorp. at Christ's 
Coll., Cambridge ; M.A., 1641 ; vicar of 
Desborough, Northants, 1646 ; vicar of 
Moulton, Northants, 1656 ; vicar of 
Rothersthorpe, Northants, 1661, etc. ; 
ejected, 1662 ; retired to Northampton, 
his birthplace, where he had some estate ; 
taught school ; licensed, 13 May 1672, 
as Pr. Teacher in his house at Northamp- 
ton ; his house licensed, same date, as 
Pr. Meeting-place ; d. 30 June 1679, aet. 
67. (C. F. N. P. T. V.) The Common 
Fund granted (1691) ;£6 a year for Creaton, 
reduced (1695) to £5. {M.) [77, 78I 
CREDITON. [30] L// / . 

CREESE. THOMAS,B.A. (1623-1698 ?). Ip, 
Born in Somersetshire. Son of Morgan 
Creese of Widcombe, Som., pleb. Matric. 
at St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, 27 Mar. 1640, 
aged 17; rem. to Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 
B.A., 1644/5. Rector (1646) of Combe 
Hay, Som. ; ejected, 1662. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to 100 persons at Monckton 
Combe, Som. ; also to 100 persons at 
Batheaston, Som. ; also to 300 persons at 
Dunkerton, Som. ; also to 200 persons at 
Cameley, Som., " In the parish church " ; 
also to 300 persons at Glastonbury, Som. 
Licensed, July 1672, being of Dunkerton 
parish, as " gen!>u Presb: Teacher." 
Latterly he lived at Bath " and preached 
in all the obscure corners of the country.'* 
The Common Fund granted him, 1690,, 
£6 a year for Bath and Coome (Monckton 
Combe), reduced, 1695, to £4 and con- 
tinued till 1697. He died in his 76th 
year. (C. Cm. F. M. P. T. V.) [92] 
B.A. (1609-1698 ?). ]p. Born in Devon- 
shire. Matric. pleb., 3 May 1629, at 
Exeter Coll., Oxford, aged 20 ; B.A., 
1623/4. Held the sequestered rectory 
of Woodham .Ferrers, Essex, which he 
resigned before May 1646 ior the vicarage 
of St German's, Corn. ; driven thence by 
the king's forces. Licensed, 22 Apr. 1672, 
as Presb. Teacher in his own house at 
St. German's. Preached there gratis till 



within a fortnight of his death, when 
about 89. (C. F. P. T. Wc.) [19, 20] 

CREWE, MADAM. Mary (July 1604- 
6 July 1690), second daughter and co- 
heiress of Sir John Done, Knight, of 
Utkinton Hall, Chesh., married (Dec. 
1636) John Crewe, Esq. (d. 12 May 1670), 
second son of Sir Randle Crewe, Knight, 
of Crewe. She was born and died at 
Utkinton Hall. (Oc.) [17] 

CREWKERNE (' Brookhorne '). [91] 

CRICK. Ejected here was Stephen Fowler, 
M.A. [q.v.']. [76] 

CRICKET (' Crickett '), MALHERBIE. 
Ejected here was John Turner, B.A. 

CRICKET ('Crickett'), ST. THOMAS. 
Ejected from this vicarage was John 
Langdall, or Langdale, of King's Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1623 ; rem. to 
St. John's Coll. ; B.A., 1626/7 ; preach- 
ing at Marriott, Wayford, Winsham, and 
other places, Som., in 1669 ; licensed. 
May 1672 ; also on 13 Jan. 1672/3, as Pr. 
Teachr in a house at Henton St. George. 
[C.T.V.) [92] 

CRIGGLESTONE (' Criggleston '). [129] 

CRIGLAS or CRICKLAS (' Cryglas '), in 
Abergwilly parish, Carm. [144] 

CRISP, TOBIAS, .B.D. (1600 — 27 Feb. 
1642/3. Puritan. Born in Bread Street, 
London ; third son of ElUs Crisp, Alder- 
man and Sheriff of London, whose elder 
son, Nicholas (1599 ?-26 Feb. 1665/6), 
was knighted in 164 1, and made a baronet 
in 1665. From Eton he entered Christ 
Coll., Cambridge; B.A., 1624; incorpor- 
ated at BalUol Coll., Oxford, 1626/7 ; 
M.A., 1626/7 (incorporated at Cambridge, 
1638) ; B.D., 1638. Said to have become 
D.D. Became rector of Newington, 
Surrey, 1627 ; rector of Brinkworth, 
WUts, 1629. Driven from Brinkworth 
(Aug. 1642) by royalists, and retired to 
London. All his published sermons were 
posthumous ; on the appearance of the 
first series, "Christ Alone Exalted," 1643, 
the Westminster Assembly wanted it 
burnt as heretical. His "Works," 1690, 
were collected by his son Samuel. His 
friends admitted his use of incautious 
language, but maintained his orthodoxy. 
(D. F. V.) [156, 186, 187] 


CROFT, in the manor of Culcheth, Winwick 
parish. [59] 

CROFTS, JOHN, M.A. (&. 1621). Ip. Son 
of Thomas Crofts, of Hornton, Oxf., 
pleb. Matric. at St. John's Coll., Oxford, 
5 Apr. 1639, aged 18 ; rem. to Gloucester 
Hall, B.A., 1642/3 ; M.A., 1646. Rector 

of Mottiston, I. of Wight ; ejecrted, 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
" Chaplaine to M™ Lisle," and preacher 
to " Presbyterians 200 Of the meaner 
sort, who come most of them from Ring- 
wood & out of Dorsetshire " in a con- 
venticle at EUingham, Hants, " kept at 
Moyles court, the house of M''^ Lisle 
the Regicides wife," i.e. Alice (1614 ?— 
2 S. 1685), daughter and heiress of Sir 
White Beckenshaw, of Moyles Court, and 
second wife (1630) of John Lisle (1610 ?- 
II Aug. 1664), who had been one of Crom- 
well's House of Lords ; hence known as 
Lady Lisle, whose judicial murder was 
the crowning infamy of Jeffreys. Later 
he was chaplain to Frances (1621 — 17 
Oct. 1691), daughter of Richard White- 
head of Tytherley, Hants, and second wife 
of Hon. Nathaniel Fiennes (1608 ? — 16 
D. 1669) of Newton Toney, Wilts, who 
had been one of Cromwell's House of 
Lords. Licensed, 8 May 1672, as " Congr. 
Teacher in the howse of John Girle in 
Newton Tone, Wilts " ; also, 13 May 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of 
Fran: Fines in Newton Tony, Wilts." 
' Alton ' is AUington, the parish next to 
Newton Toney. (C. D. F. P. T.) [123] 

CROMPTON, JOHN {d. Aug. 1703). f). 
Candidate for the ministry ; silenced, 
1662. Licensed, Sept. 1672, being of 
' Doulton,' Lane, i.e. Bolton, as "Pr.", 
" to Teach at his house " there. He 
appears to have succeeded John Lever 
[y.i/.] at Cockey Moor Chapel, parish of 
Middleton, in 1689. He was a member 
of the Provincial Meeting of United 
Ministers. (Bb. C. Nl. T.) [61] 

CROMPTON, THOMAS (1635—2 Sept. 
1699). K5. Born at Great Lever, Lane. 
From Manchester grammar school, 
matric. ' pleb.' at Brasenose Coll., Oxford, 
5 Apr. 1650. Appears as Presbyterian 
Minister of Toxteth Park Chapel, 1657 .' 
where also services were held by Michael 
Briscoe (1589 -Sept. 1685) of Trinity 
Coll., Dublin, Congregational. Neither 
was ejected, the building (now Unitarian, 
erected, 1618, by the inhabitants for 
Richard Mather (1590-1669), Congrega- 
tional divine, founder of the famous New 
England family) being extra-parochial, 
extra-episcopal and held under lease from 
Caryll, Viscount Molyneux, a Roman 
Catholic. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report " Two Conventicles of Independ- 
ents held in Toxteth Parke, the usuall 
number of each is betwixt 100 & 200 some 
of them husbandmen, oth''s merchants, 
w"i severall sorts of Tradesmen." Cromp- 
ton and Briscoe were licensed for Toxteth 



Park in- 1672 ; Crompton on 8 May " to 
preach att a meeting house built by the 
inhabitants for that purpose," on the 
application of " Gilbert Aspinwall of the 
[Inner] Temple, in the name and behalfe 
of all the rest " ; Briscoe (wrongly called 
James) on 16 May (two Ucences) and again 
on 29 May, as General Congregational 
(also, in error, General Presbyterian), and 
as " Congr. Teacher in the Meeting House 
in Toxtell Parke." Crompton probably 
ceased to minister at Toxteth Park 
between Briscoe's death (1685) and the 
arrival (1687) of Christopher Richardson 
[q.v.], though he may still have lived 
there. His ministry at Loe, Lee, or 
Leigh, near Gateacre, Lane, contempor- 
ary with that of Thomas Collins [q.v.l, 
was precursor to the formation of the 
Gateacre congregation. He left for 
Eccles some time after the death (1695) 
of Roger Baldwin [q.v.]. The site of the 
Chapel at Monton was bought in 1697. 
Crompton died in Manchester. (C. F. 
Nl. P. Rl.) [58, 60, 61] 

1633-July 1696). IP. Born at Little 
Kimble, Bucks, where his father, William 
Crompton, M.A. (1600 — 5 Jan. 1641/2), 
was then preacher (afterwards lecturer 
at Barnstaple) . From Merchant Taylors' 
school (1647) entered as student at Christ 
Church, Oxford, 1649 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; 
M.A., 1652. Vicar of CuUompton, Devon, 
1658 ; ejected, 1662. The Episc. Re- 
turns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to " nigh 500," " twice every 
Sunday," " cheife Abbettors are : WiHm 
Sumpter a Capt under ye late Usurper, 
Christopher Clarke, merchant, James 
Hartnoll, Grocer, Anne Pullman. But 
most of y™ are women & ChUdren & men 
of noe esteeme." Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, 
being of Exon, as " a Pr. Teacher in any 
licensed place." He was the founder of 
the Pound Square congregation, CuUomp- 
ton, but for some years before his death 
he was disabled by a fistula in the breast. 
The Common Fund from 1690 granted 
him £8 a year, at Exeter, reduced in 1695 
to £6, and paid till July 1696. (C. Em. 
F. M. Mh.P. T.) [31, 32] 

CRONDALL. Ejected here was Humfrey 
Weaver, B.A. [q.v.}. [100] 

CROSBY SQUARE is on the East side of 
Bishopsgate Street Within, between Nos. 
34 and 36. The Square, occupying the 
site of most of the famous mansion known 
as Crosby Place, was not laid out till after 
the fire of 1674, which destroyed the 
mansion, with the exception of its noble 
Hall (used as a Presbyterian Meeting 

House till 1769, and now removed to 
Chelsea). (Lo.) [3] 

CROSCOMBE. Ejected here was John 
Whiteborne, son of Alexander, of Milton 
Abbott, Dev. ; of Christ Church Coll., 
Oxford ; matric, i Sept. 1634, aged 18 ; 
rector of Croscombe, 1643, as B.A. 
iC.F.) [93] 

CROSS, or CROSSE, WILLIAM (d. 1697). 
]p. Bom at Fringford, Oxon. Matric. 
' pleb.', at Pembroke Coll., Oxford, 25 
July 1655. Ordained by presbyters at 
Nottingham. Vicar of Attenborough, 
Notts ; vicar of Beeston, Notts ; ejected, 
1662. Removed to Loughborough. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of the preachers to about 40 Presbyterians 
at Hugglescote, Leic. ; also as one of two 
preachers to 20 persons at Bradmore, 
Notts, " At the house of M"" Robert 
Kirkby on Sundayes, morning & evening, 
in time of Divine Service." Licensed, 17 
Apr. 1672, as " Presb. Teacher in the 
howse of Thomas Porter in Bingham, 
Notts " ; also, 30 Apr, 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher " in his house at Loughborough, 
Leic. He received £2 (10 N. 1690) from 
an anonymous donation received through 
Matthew Rapier [q.v.]. The Common 
Fund granted him (1690 to 1696) £10 a 
year for Loughborough, reduced (1695) to 
^8. On 4 S. 1697 he was reported dead, 
and payment made to Sanford, his suc- 
cessor at Loughborough. Calamy says 
he died pastor at Derby, evidently an 
error. (C. F. M. P. T.) [66, 67] 

CROUCH, JOHN {fl. 1657- 1690). C. 
Chorister, at Magdalen Coll., Oxford, 
1657 ; matric. ' ser.', 31 July 1658 ; 
demy, 1659-60. Candidate {i.e. licensecl 
to preach, but not ordained), in 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers to " about 200 " 
persons at houses in St. Edmund's parish, 
Salisbury, Wilts, also to "30 or 40 at 
most " at various houses in Alhngton and 
Newton Tony, Wilts. Licensed, 9 May 
1672, being " M' John Crouch the 
younger of Lewes," as " Congr. Teacher " 
in the back house of Mr. Thomas Fissen- 
den, junior, Lewes, Suss. License was 
given, 10 June 1672, to " John Crouch 
M'' of Arts " as " Congr. Teacher " in 
" The meeting House in White's Ally, 
belonging to M''=i Holmes widow in 
Little More Fields, Criplegate, London." 
The M.A. seems a misdescription. Calamy 
says he sometimes resided in London ; 
he never had pastoral charge. (C. F. 
P.T.) [113] 

CROW, FRANCIS, M.A. (1627 ?-i692). 
ip. Calamy says " he was of the family 



of Hughhead in Scotland, within six 
miles of Berwick." Perhaps this needs 
to be corrected to Haughhead, parish 
of Eckford, Roxburghsh. Crow was 
usher in the Berwick grammar-school. 
" Franciscus Craue, minister verbi " 
(apparently the same person), graduated 
M.A. at Edinburgh, 22 July 1647. Crow 
studied theology at Sedan, under Pierre 
du Moulin. " Francis Craw " had charge 
of a parish (name unknown) in the presby- 
tery of Chirnside ; he was convicted of 
irregular procedure, 8 D. 1653 ; in Feb. 
1658, admitting immorality, he deserted 
his charge (Scott's Fasti, i. 453). Crow 
was ejected (1662) from the vicarage of 
Hundon, Suff. He remained for a time 
at Hundon, removing thence to Oving- 
ton. Ess. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as preaching at Rede, Suff., 
to a congregation " of the vulgar sort, 
bxit some of cosiderable Quality " ; also 
as one of the preachers to "2 or 300 " 
persons in St. Mary's parish, Bury St. 
Edmunds. Licensed, i May 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher in his howse in Ovington." 
Subsequently he preached in a Meeting- 
house in the adjacent parish of Clare, 
Suff., and once a month at Bury St. 
Edmunds. Under persecution he emi- 
grated (r683), and in 1686 was at Port 
Royal, Jamaica, but came back, disap- 
pointed, in 1687. Refusing a London 
charge, he returned to Clare and there 
died of calculus. He published (1690) 
a tiny tract against astrology, of which 
his Jamaican associates had been too fond. 
(B. C. D. Ed. Ms. P. T.) [103] 

HAM {d. 1725). p. Son of John 
Crompton, M.A. {d. 9 Jan, 1668/9) ; 
ejected, 1662, from the vicarage of Arnold, 
Notts. Abraham Crompton, of Derby, 
also of Chorley Hall, Lane, gave land on 
which was built (1725) the Meeting-house 
at Chorley. He is spoken of (29 D. 1727) 
as " of Derby, lately deceased." (C. 
Nl. Ts.) [25] 

{fl. 1690). Ip, Brother of Abraham 
Crompton [?.«.]. [82] 

CRUNDAILE. [100] See Hampshire 

CRUSO, TIMOTHY, M.A. (1656 ?-26 N. 
1697). IP- Born probably at Newington 
Green, Middx. ; studied in the Academy 
at Newington of Charles Morton, M.A. 
(ejected from the rectory of Blisland, 
Cornw.), where Defoe was his fellow- 
student. He graduated M.A. at a 
Scottish University (not Edin., Glasg., 
or King's or Marischal, Aberdeen) . 
Before 1688 he became Minister of the 

Presbyterian congregation at Crutched 
Friars, Mark Lane, London. He. took 
no part in the Crispian controversy, was 
elected (1692) a Manager of the Common 
Fund, and after the exclusion of Daniel 
WiUiams, D.D. [q.v.], from the Pinners' 
Hall lecture, he was elected Lecturer 
(r694) in. the room of John Howe, M.A. 
Iq.v.]. He was not appointed a Manager 
on the reconstitutiqn of the Fund (1695). 
He did not join the Congregationals, but 
his congregation, by a majority of one, 
chose as his successor Thomas Shepherd, 
Congregational ; the election was over- 
ruled and William Harris, D.D. [g-v.], was 
appointed. {D. M. W.) [r6i, 165] 

Olave's, Hart Street, at the entrance to 
Crutched Friars. It escaped the Great 
Fire, and was the parish church and 
burial-place of Samuel Pepys, the diarist. 
(Lo.Sl.) [3] 

CRYGLAS. [144] See Criglas 

CUDDON, THOMAS, f). Appointed a 
Manager on 13 Apr. 1691, in room of 
Jarvis Disney [?.».] ; as his appointment 
was intimated through John Jurin [q.v.'] 
he is assumed to be of the same denomina- 
tion ; further, he was a Manager of the 
reconstituted Fund, 1695 ; l^is last 
attendance was on 8 June 1696. His 
name is also spelled Cudden and Cuddin. 
(M.) [162] 

CUDLEIGH. [32] See Devonshire 

CULCHETH. [59] See Croft 

CULLEN, THOMAS {fl. 1692-96). A 
grant of £^ was made to him (1692) as 
a Student under John Woodhouse [q.v.], 
increased to £6 and continued to June 
1696. (iW.) [57] 

CULLOMPTON (' CoUampton '). Ejected 
here was William Crompton, M.A. [q.v.]. 

CUMBERLAND. [21, 23, 168, 176, 177] 
The returns for this county are largely 
in the earliest handwriting, the remainder 
are in that of the Book-keeper. The re- 
turns are numbered i to 128. 

Cawthwaite or Cowthaate, is Cal- 

Hescott is Hesket in the Forest, 
hill Hiellossould is probably Kirk- 

Hudlesbough or Hudlesbrough, is 
Huddleskeugh in Kirkoswald parish. 
Thelkeld is Threlkeld. 
Returns from Cumberland were among 
the first received, as indicated by numbers 
attached to the returns as filed. These 
show that the first returns from the 
various counties were received in the 
following order : 



Cumberland, Durham, Northumber- 
land, Westmorland. 


Yorkshire, N.R. 

Yorkshire, E.R. 


Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales. 


Yorkshire, W.R. 
















Cambridgeshire . 

Warwickshire . 

South Wales. 








GUMMING, JOHN, M.A. {d. 1710). ]p. 
Minister at Bridgwater, and maintained 
an Academy there till death. (Mh. W.) 
[91, 92] 

DADDINGTON. [86] See Oxfordshire 
DADLINGTON. Chapelry in Hinckley 

parish, Leic. ; now vicarage. [67] 
1702 ?). ]P. Licensed, i May 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher in John Blackinore's 
howse in the Parish of Shelden, Devon." 
The Common Fund granted him (1690) 
£5 a year as Itinerant in Somerset ; 
reduced, 1695-7, ^° ;£4 • renewed, 1701, 
at Is ; and continued to 1702. (M. T.) 

[44, 92] 

DAINTREE. [77] See Northampton- 

DALSTON. [72] 

DAMER, EDWARD, B.A. (6. 1632). Q. 
Bom at Godmanston, Dors. Second son 
of John de Amory or Darner [d. 1675) of 
Godmanston ; from whose sixth son, 
George, the Damers, Earls of Dorchester 
(1792-1808), descended. From Bridport 
grammar school admitted sizar (under 

Daniel Bull [?.d.]) at Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, i July 1650, age 18 ; B.A., 
1653. Chaplain to the Jersey garrison ; 
held the sequestered rectory of Wyke 
Regis, Dors. (1652) ; ejected, 1660. 
Steward to Denzil, Lord Holies. Living 
in Dorchester, 1666, having complied 
with the Oxford Act. Licensed, 22 
Apr. 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in the 
howse of John Bingha in the Parish of 
Stickland, Dorset " ; signed the Address" 
of thanks to the Crown from Dorset 
Ministers, 10 May 1672. He was then 
of Dorchester, and remained there till 
death. (C. Cp. Hu. P. T. V.) [34, 


DAMER, JOSEPH (1666—16 Aug. 1699). 
C. Son of Edward Damer [q.v.]. Minister 
at Ringwood, Hants ; died at Pensford, 
Som. {Hu. M.) [35] 

Daimey.) [44, 92] 

DANDY, FRANCIS, M.A. {b. 1619). Ip. 
Son of William Dandy of Lanreath, 
Cornw., pleb. Matric. at St. Alban's Hall, 
Oxford, 17 June 1636, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1639 ; M.A., 1642. Chaplain to Sir 
William Fleetwood of Woodstock, Oxf. ; 
afterwards to Col. Brooke of Great Oakley, 
Northants (with whose son he lived till 
death) ; vicar of Great Oakley ; ejected, 
1662. Licensed, 13 May 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher " in the " mansion house of Mx^ 
Margaret Brooke [widow of Col. Brooke] 
in Oakley Magna." Calamy calls him 
Thomas. (C. F. P. T.) [76] 

^717)- IP- Appears to have first settled 
at Bradford, Wilts ; on 13 Dec. 1717 he 
was ministering at Trowbridge, Wilts, but 
Uving at Bradford. {Ev. Mh.) [125] 

DARKINGE. [109, no] See Surrey 

DARLINGTON. Ejected here was . . . 
Parish, who afterwards conformed and 
held a hving in Yorkshire, (C.) [316] 

DARLSTON, i.e. DALSTON [q.v.] ; an- 
other form was Dorleston. [4] 

{d. 28 May 1701). Entered Frankland's 
Academy (' Dearmerley '), 28 June 1687. 
He was at Kendal (' Darneily ') till 1691 
at least. Ordained at Knutsford, 27 S. 
1692, as Minister of Ringhay Chapel, an 
unconsecrated donative chapel of ease 
in the parish of Bowdon, Ches. It was 
forcibly taken (1722 ?) from Noncon- 
formists, who built Hale Chapel, 1723. 
Dearniley's early death was greatly 
lamented. {Fr. Nk. Uh.) [121] 

DARTMOUTH. Ejected here were (i) 
James Burdwood [q.v.] ; (2) John 
Flavell Iq.v.] ; (3) Allan Geere or Geare 



(i622-Dec. 1662); born at Stoke Fleming, 
Devon; studied at Leiden, 1640-48; 
created M.A. at Oxford, 15 Apr. 1648; 
ord. by presbyters ; perpetual curate of 
St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, London, 1648- 
1654 ." chaplain at Woburn to the Earl of 
Bedford, 1654-6 ; vicar of St. Saviour's, 
Dartmouth, 1656; ejected, 1662. (C. F.) 

DAUNCY. See Daimey 

M.A. {b. 1614). IP, Son of John 
Devenish, vicar of Bridgwater (1605-44). 
Matric. at Wadham Coll., Oxford, 4 N. 
1 63 1, aged 17 ; rem. to New Inn Hall, 
B.A., 1635 ; M.A., 1637/8. Held (1652) 
the sequestered vicarage of Weston Zoy- 
land, Som. ; ejected, 1662. ' Signed the 
Address of thanks for Indulgence from 
Dorset Ministers, 10 May 1672. Licensed, 
5 Sept. 1672, as Presb. Teacher atPulham, 
Dors. ' Welleton ' is Wellington, Som. 
(C. F. P. T. Wc.) [91] 

DAVENTRY. Ejected here was Timothy 
Dod (son of John Dod of Fawsley), of 
Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
pensioner, 1612 ; B.A., 1615/6 ; M.A., 
1619; Minister, 1644-47, ^t St. Peter's, 
Eastcheap; ord. by presbyters, 1646, as 
afternoon lecturer at Daventry ; after 
ejection, retired to Everdon, Northants ; 
d. there, 12 Dec. 1665. (C. Np. V.) The 
Common Fund granted (1692) £6 a year 
for Daventry ; reduced (1695) to ;^5. 
(M.) [77] 

DAVERTON. [30] See Devonshire 

SAMUEL (fl. 1676-92). Son of John 
Davies (1626 — 96), ejected from the 
vicarage of Bywell St. Peter, Northum., 
whose six children were looked after by 
Richard Wilson, a gentleman of small 
estate. Samuel Davies entered Frank- 
land's Academy on 3 Sept. 1689 ; and 
having been certificated, 26 Jan. 1 690/1, 
by Richard Stretton [?.w.], was awarded 
(2 Mar. 1690/1) jointly with Thomas 
Dickenson [q.v.'] a grant from the Common 
Fund at the rate of £8, a year " for one 
year & a halfe " ; in Jan. 1691/2 the joint 
sum of ;^22 was paid to these two students, 
who seem to have been closely associated. 
(C. Fr. M. P.) [80, 136] 

dained pastor of the church worshipping 
in the Pal (near Llandilo, Carm.) and 
neighbouring places, from 1688. The 
Common Fund voted him (28 S. 1691- 
19 June 1693) £^ a year for Swansea, Glam. , 
the grant being transferred from Daniel 
Higgs [q.v.]. 

An Owen Davis was Congregational 

Minister at Mitcheldean, Glou., in 1715. 
{Ev. M. Rw.) [143] 

DAVELL, THOMAS, eldest son of 
Thomas Davil (1597-1684), ironmonger, 
of Stoke Golding, Leic, by his first wife, 
Elizabeth Smith, was buried at Stoke 
Golding on 3 N. 1714. In 1680 he or his 
father gave ;/^io5 towards a Free School 
at Stoke Golding. On 16 Aug. 1702, 
" Thomas Davill of Stoke, gent., did by 
indenture grant to Henry Firebrace, D.D., 
and others, an annuity or rent-charge of 
;£3, 6s. to commence from his death (Nov. 
3, 1714) and to be paid quarterly; in 
trust, to provide a sermon upon morality 
on April 11, yearly, from the Minister of 
this town, and other neighbouring 
Ministers (none to preach oftener than 
once in seven years), and to allow for the 
same los. ; and to provide two Bibles, 
of the price of 7s. for two poor children 
of this town ; and twelve penny loaves, 
yearly, for the poor ; and two strong grey 
coats for two poor aged persons ; and also 
six penny loaves, every Sunday morning, 
for six poor persons ; Such annuity to be 
issuing out of a messuage, two closes with 
a lane, and one other close, called The 
Kinge to the said messuage belonging, 
and a meadow called Licet meadow, all 
lying in Aldwick in Staffordshire, then 
occupied by Joseph Rogers and John 
Smallwood." If Davil was really buried 
on the day he died, that is remarkable. 
Aldwick (Alrewich) is now Aldridge. 
Henry Firebrace (son of the well-known 
royalist of the same names), whose mother 
was Elizabeth, sister of Thomas Davil the 
grantor, was a Fellow of Trinity Coll., 

Davil's son, the third Thomas Davil 
(1681 — II Apr. 1746), ]p»,, was ordained on 
16 Sept. 1708, and received a Fund grant 
of £S in 1 710 for ministering at Lough- 
borough and Sheepshead, Leic. In 1715, 
1718, and apparently in 1729 he was 
ministering at Stoke Golding. His 
tombstone at Stoke Golding describes 
him as Thomas Davil, gent. (D. Ev. M. 
Nh.) [66, 67, 69] 

DAVIS, LEWIS (d. 1712 ?). C. Born 
probably at Llanedi, Carm., the place of 
his dwelling. Ordained, about 1693, as 
Minister of Mynyddbach, near Swansea, 
Glam., in succession to Robert Thomas 
[q.v.]. He was a zealous preacher over 
a wide district, which he worked with the 
help of ministerial coadjutors. His suc- 
cessor, David Thomas, was appointed in 
1712. (Rj.) [145, 146] 

DAVIS, MORGAN. As a student under 



Samuel Jones, M.A. [q.v.l, he was 
awarded (12 Dec. 1692) a yearly grant 
of ^5- (M.) [146] 

DAVIS, RICHARD (1658-1714). Q, [76, 
184 sqq.] 

DAVIS, i.e. DA VIES, STEPHEN (d. 1739). 
IP, Grandson of Hugh Davies of Wrex- 
ham, Denb. Daniel Williams [q.v.] in 
his will called Stephen ' cousin, ' his father 
and Williams's mother being apparently 
brother and sister. Entered Frankland's 
Academy, 9 Apr. 1690. He was Minister 

at Banbury, Oxon. (1709 ?-i739 ?) 


special grant was made him from 
Fund in 1728. {Fr. M.) [136] 

DAVIS, i.e. DAVIES, THOMAS (1666- 
20 Feb. 1723/4). C. Born near Llany- 
bri, Carm. Member of the church under 
Stephen Hughes [see under Owen, James]. 
Educ. in the Academy of John Wood- 
house [q.v.']. Succeeded (i6gi) Peregrine 
Phillips [q.v^ at Dredgmanhill, parish of 
Haverfordwest, Pemb., preaching also 
at Pembroke, Trefgarn, Pemb., and other 
places. The Common Fund transferred 
to him (28 S. 1691) the grant of £^ a year 
previously voted to Peregrine Phillips ; 
and made him in 1718 a special grant of 
;^io, doubtless owing to the state of his 
health, which compelled him, in 1720, 
to confine his services to Pembroke. 
During the whole of his ministry he kept 
a school. (Ev. M. Rj.) [150, 175] 

171 1). C. Matric. sizar at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 1634 ; B.A., 1641/2 ; M.A., 
1 66 1. Rector of Notgrove, Glou. ; 
ejected, 1662. Licensed, 10 June 1672, 
as " Congr. Teacher " in his house in 
Tewkesbury, Glou. Died Minister at 
Chipping Campden, Glou. (C. P. T. To. 

V-) [44] 

DAWES, GEORGE. Nothing further is 
known of him. {N.) [22] 

DAWS, THOMAS {d. Apr. 1703). Q. 
" From teaching a few petty boyes and 
girls at Salkeld-yeats advanced to the 
profession of a Pastor" (Bp. Nicolson). 
Presented, 5 June and 3 July 1677, for 
acting as Reader at Renwick,- Cumb., 
without hcence. Minister (1687 ?) at 
Loning Head, near Garrigill, parish of 
Alston, Cumb. (but on the Northumber- 
land border). Received (1698) grant 
of £4 from the Congregational Fund. 
Buried, as " Thomas Daws, clerk," at 
Kirkoswald, 28 Apr. 1703. Will of 
Thomas Dawes, clerk, of Kirkoswald, 
1703, leaves ;^30, the interest to go to his 
successors, " who shall preach at the 
Meeting House lately erected at Lonning- 
head." He must not be confused with 

I the Thomas (or John) Dawes who entered 
Frankland's Academy on 8 May 1690. 
(Cf. N.Nn.) [79] 

DAWSON, ABRAHAM (7 May 1663—5 F. 
1732/3)- Ip. Eldest son of Joseph 
Dawson [q.v.]. Entered Frankland's 
Academy, 13 Apr. 1680. He preached his 
fifst sermon, 2 Jan. 1683/4 '• "was ordained 
at Attercliffe, 11 Sept. 1688 ; and was 
Minister at Underbank Chapel, Stanning- 
ton, West Riding, from about 1689, 
removing to Cottingham, East Riding, 
about 1696. There he ministered till his 
death. {Fr. Ht. My. Nk. Nr.) [130, 137] 

DAWSON, JOSEPH, B.A. (1634 ?-26 June 
i7°9)- p. Eldest son of Abraham Daw- 
son, clothier, of Morley, West Riding. 
Matric. gent, at University Coll., Oxford, 
29 May 1652; pensioner at St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge, 26 Apr, 1653, aged 
over 18 ; B.A., 1656/7. Curate of 
Thornton Chapel, West Riding ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of the preachers to " neere 
100 " persons at Sowerby, Coley, etc., 
West Riding. Licensed, 16 May 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher in his howse in the Parish 
of Hallifax " ; also, 25 July 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher att the house of ye sd 
Dawson att Bristell," i.e. Birstall, West 
Riding. Ordained by presbyters in Man- _ 
Chester, 29 O. 1672. In 1688 he became 
Minister at Morley, West Riding, where 
the Parsonage House, built in that year, 
was certified for worship on 11 July, the 
Old Chapel not being restored to Noncon- 
formists till 1693. ■ For the year 1696 his 
stipend was ^24. He regularly exchanged 
with John Holdsworth [q.v.] at " 'The 
Closes," for which the Common Fund 
granted (1691) £8 a year, reduced (1695) 
to £5, and continued to Dawson, or one 
of his sons, tiU 1710. He had four sons 
in the ministry ; the youngest, Eli, had 
six sons in the Nonconformist ministry ; 
four of them afterwards conformed, the 
other two left the ministry. (C. F. Hh. 
Jo. M. My. Nr. P. Sq. T. Y.) [129, 130, 
131, 138] 
DAWSON, JOSEPH, secundus (14 Mar. 
1666/7 — 15 Apr. 1739). Ip. Ayoungerson 
of Joseph Dawson [?.w.]. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 30 Sept. 1689. On 26 
Jan. 1690/1 he was certificated by 
Richard Stretton [q.v.], and is then de- 
scribed as of Morley. 'The Common Fund 
granted him (1690/1-3) a bursary of £6 
a year, increased to ;£io. Ordained at 
Rathmel, 7 June 1693. Preached in 
Yorkshire. His dwelling-house in York- 
shire Street, Rochdale, was registered for 
worship, 1698. Minister at Rochdale till 



death, receiving yearly Fund grants, £6 
(1714-22) and £4 (1723-1738). (Fr. Hh. 
Hy. M. Nk. Nr. X.) [137] 

DAWSON, THOMAS. Brother of Joseph 
Dawson, secundus [q-V.']. [6] 

DAY, GEORGE, M.A. [d. 3 D. 1697). f). 
Matric. 28 Mar. 1655 at Hart Hall, 
Oxford, as ' pleb.' ; B.A., 1657 ; M.A., 
1660. Vicar of Wiveliscomb, Som., 1661 ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
at Wiveliscomb to 80 persons at the 
houses of Joseph Stocker and John Day ; 
also to 18 persons at Nether Stowey, 
Som. ; further, as one of the preachers at 
Glastonbury, Som., to 300 persons " in a 
Barne, belonging to John Austin, where a 
Pulpitt and seats are built." On 30 Apr. 
1672 " George Day of Wiveliscomb " 
was licensed as a general Presb. Teacher. 
Later he was Minister of a congregation 
at RatclifE, Middx., where he died. 
(C.F.P.T.) [165] 

DAY, JAMES (fl. 1660-90). C. Matric. 
at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 1657 '• ^^^'^ 
to be ejected Student of Emmanuel Coll. 
Licensed, 8 May 1672, as " Congr. 
Teacher in a Place called the Kitchin in 
High Dike in the Town of March in the 
Isle of Ely " ; also, 30 S. 1672, as " Coiig: 
gen=»u Teach: " at Oakington, Cambs. 
He eventually became pastor (1683) of a 
congregation at Wood Hall, parish of 
Arkesden, Ess. ' Oldenbury ' is perhaps 
Hallingbury. (C. E. P. T. V.) [39] 

DEACON, BALDWIN Ifl. 165 3-1729), p. 
Ordained by Presbyters. Matric. pleb. 
at Wadham Coll., Oxford, 24 June 1653. 
Rector of Beer Crocombe, Som., 1658- 
1661 ; appointed, 21 Apr. 1659, one of the 
Ministers at Wimborne Minster, Dors. ; 
ejected, 1660. Licensed, 10 Aug. 1672, 
as " Pr. Teach," in the house of Philip 
Cornish, Kingston, Som. ' Broomvill ' 
is Broomfield, Som., where he lived. He 
appears (1715) as Minister of Stogursey 
(otherwise Stoke Courcy), and Stowey, 
Som., removing thence to Stogumber, 
Som., receiving yearly Fund grants of £j 
for Stogumber (1726-29). 

Baldwin Deacon, junior, was Minister 
at Langport, Som., 1733-37, Wivelis- 
comb., Som., 1738-41, and Stowey, Som., 
1742-48. {Ev. F. Hu. M. P. T.) [93, 

DEAL (' Deale '). Ejected here was 
Samuel Seliyard, of Trinity Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. pensioner, 1633 ; B.A., 
1636/7 ; M.A., 1640 ; he succeeded Heze- 
kiah or Ezechias King, M.A., in the 
rectory of Deal ; ejected, 1662, (C. K. 
V.) Calamy (who rightly gives King as 

ejected from Foulmire rectory, Camb., in 
1662) was ' informed ' that he was ejected 
at Deal. King was of Christ Church 
Coll., Oxford; matric, 21 Feb. 1616/7, 
aged 16 ; B.A., 1619/20 ; M.A., 1622 ; 
incorp. at Cambridge, 1623 ; in London, 
1624 ; rector of Deal, 1629 ; rector of 
Foulmire, Camb., 1646 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
hving in parish of St. Michael, Cornhill, 
1662-65; licensed, 8 May 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in his house at Hornsey, Midx. ; 
his house licensed, same date, as Pr. 
Meeting-place. (C. F. T.) [55] 

DEAN ('Deane'), FOREST OF (Glou.). 
The place left blank is Blakeney chapelry 
in Awre parish. [45,46] Se« Billinsley 

DEARNILEY. See Darnley 

DEBENHAM (' Deberham '). Ejected from 
this vicarage was John King, Congrega- 
tional ; took to farming ; d. before 1670. 
(C.) [75, 103, 107] 




DEN. [55] See Dent, Henry 

DENBIGH. Ejected here was WilUam 
Jones, b. in Merionethshire [? of Hart 
Hall, Oxford ; matric, 8 Dec. 1615, aged 
20 ; B.A., 1617 ; M.A., 1620 ; ? rector of 
Halford, War., 161 7] ; schoolmaster at 
Ruthin, Denb. ; rector and vicar of 
Denbigh, 1648 ; ejected, 1662 ; removed 
1666 to Plas Teg, Flint ; Ucensed, 28 Oct. 
1672, as Congf: Teacher in his house 
in Denbighsh. ; removed to Hope, Flint ; 
d. there, Feb. 1678/9, " in a good old age." 
(C.F.T.) The "Gent that intends to 
Settle " (1690) and had set up a lecture 
(1691) is probably Thomas Baddie [q.v.']. 

DENBIGHSHIRE. [141, 148, 149] 
DENT, HENRY, M.A. (1632 ?-Mar. 1695). 
Ip. Born in Wales. From school at 
Salisbury, matric. ' ser.', at Wadham Coll., 
Oxford, 14 N. 1650; Scholar, 1649; B.A., 
1652/3 ; M.A., 1655 ; Fellow, 1656. 
Curate at Salisbury ; at Stanton Prior, 
Som. ; and at Ramsbury, Wilts ; 
silenced, 1662. Taught school. While 
still at Ramsbury, the Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
to " Presbyterians 600 ordinarily at 
least " in Newbury, Berks ; also as one 
of the preachers, being " a Pention 
Scholemaster," to " about 60 or 70 Pres- 
byterians " at Lambourn, Berks ; also 
as one of six preachers to 50 or 60 Pres- 
byterians in " a Conventicle very often, 
but not Constant " at Ramsbury. He 
was several times excommunicated. He 
appears to have removed (1690) from 



Goudhurst, Kent, to Epping, Ess. The 
Common Fund granted him, 1690-93, 
£S a year for Epping, and added £2 for 
1692. (C. F. M. P. Sm. T.) [40, 55] 

DENTHAIVI, ... A layman in business. 

DENTON, Norf. Ejected here was 
Thomas Lawson, of St. Catharine's Hall, 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1633 ; B.A., 
1636/7 ; M.A., 1640 ; Fellow of St. 
John's Coll., 1644 ; living at Doningland, 
1649, when he joined the Congregational 
church at Norwich ; rector of Denton, 
1 650/ 1, and pastor of Congregational 
church there, Apr. 1655 ; removed to 
Bury St. Edmunds, 1659 ; ejected at 
Denton, 1660 ; preaching at Bury, 
Rattlesdon, and Wattesfield in 1669 ; 
licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, as Ind. Teacher 
in his house at Norton, Sufif. (B. C. T. 

V-) [74] 

DENTON, DANIEL (d. 18 Feb. 1720/1). 
Son of Nathan Denton [q.v.]. Chaplain 
(1692) to Mr. Rich of Bull House, near 
Peniston, where a Meeting-house was 
built before 1692. He had a congrega- 
tion of 200. {Ev. My. Nr. Y.) [26, 29, 

DENTON, NATHAN, B.A. (1634-Oct. 
1720). ip. Born in Bradfield chapehry, 
parish of Ecclesiield, West Riding. From 
Worsborough grammar school he pro- 
ceeded to University College, Oxford ; 
matric. ' ser.', 17 Mar. 1653/4 .' B.A., 
1657. Taught grammar school at Caw- 
thorne, West Riding, preaching at Caw- 
thorne and High Hoyland alternately. 
Ordained (1658) by West Riding Classis 
as rector of High Hoyland ; incumbent 
of Derwent Chapel, Derb. ; perpetual 
curate of Bolton - upon - Dearne, West 
Riding; ejected, 1662. Remained in _ 
Bolton (except when driven away by 
the Five Mile Act), and for a year after 
ejection acted as lecturer in the parish 
church of Hickleton, West Riding. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching to " Presbyterians 60 or 80 the 
Daughter of S' John Jackson M™ Everet " 
in Hickleton, "formerly at the house 
of S' John Jackson, but now at the house 
of William Smyth." Licensed, 8 May 
1672 as " Presb. Teacher in the howse 
of Silvanus Rich near Peniston," West 
Riding, Latterly he preached at Great 
Houghton, parish of Darfield (near 
Bolton), West Riding. The Common 
Fund granted him (1693 ?) ;^8 a year, 
reduced (1695) to £'i, when Joshua 
Brookes iq.v.] gave him ;^5 a year ; 1697 
to 1 71 1 the Fund granted him £6 a year, 
and on 14 Mar. 1719/20 made him a gift 

of ;£io, he being then at Bolton. He was 
buried on 13 Oct. 1720, having survived 
all the other Ejected, beneficed in 1662 
(C. D. F. M. My. Nr. P. T. Y .) [129, 130] 
DEPTFORD. According to Hasted, 
ejected here in 1662 was 'Thomas MaUory, 
of St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1629/30 ; B.A., 1633/4 .' 
M.A., 1637 ; vicar of St. Nicholas', 
Deptford, 1644-59; lecturer at St. 
Michael's, CornhiU ; certainly ejected 
. thence in 1662. (C. F. K. V.) [55, 187] 
DERBY (' Darby '). Ejected here were 
(i) Joseph Swetnam, of Magdalene Coll., 
Cambridge, M.A. (1627), vicar of All 
Saints', who (Uke Baxter) resigned before 
the Act took effect ; his son, Thomas, of 
Derby, was licensed as a Presb., July 
1672. (C. V.) (2) Luke Cranwell, born 
in Loughborough, of Christ's Coll. and 
Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, M.A. (1659), 
vicar of St. Peter's ; licensed, 13 May 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in Derby ; d. 11 Nov. 
1683. (C. V. T.) (3) Samuel Beresford, 
M.A. [q.v.]. [25] 
DERBYSHIRE. [25, 27, 36, 98, 168, 176, 
177, 180, 181.] Except the heading 
' Derby,' all is in the Book-keeper's 
handwriting. The returns are numbered 
from 7 to 123. Annual grants were made 
as follows, from 1691 : High Peak 
Hundred, ;^i8 ; Belper and Heage, ;£io, 
reduced, 1695, to £8 ; Duf&eld, £5, in- 
creased, 1692, to ;^io, reduced, 1695, to 
;^8 ; HolUngton, ;£io, reduced, 1695, to 
^8 ; Alvaston, ;£io ; Hognaston, £10 ; 
Ilston, £5. Ashburnham (? Ashbourne), 
1695, £S. 

Ashburn is Ashbourne. 

Cawdwell is Cauldwell [q.v.]. 

Chawseworth is Charlesworth. 

Chelmarcon is Chelmorton. 

Chimley is Chinley. 

Harrington is Hartington. 

Ilston is Ilkeston. 

Longdales is Longdoles. 

Rosson is Roston. 
DEREHAM ('Derham,' 'Deerham'), EAST. 

[74. 75] 

DEVENISH. See Davenish 

DEVIZES. [123] 

DEVONSHIRE. [30, 32, 168, 176, i8ij 
Except the headings, ' Devon ' and 
' Deuon,' in the earliest handwriting, and 
the erased account of WilUam Crompton, 
in another hand, all is in the handwriting 
of the Book-keeper, who has not read his 
materials correctly, and hence has several 
• errors in personal and place names. AU 
the returns but three are numbered 1 7 ; 
the others are 49 and 52. 

Bory Tracy is Bovey Tracey. 



Chimly is Chulmleigh. 

CoUampton is Cullompton [g.v.J. 

Cudleigh is Gidleigh. 

Daverton is Thorverton, otherwise 
■~ Thaverton. 

Hatlierbay is Hatherleigh. 

Holiworthy is Holsworthy. 

Limston is Lympstone. 

Moretowne is Moreton Hampstead. 

Nawton Bushell is Newton Bushel (now 
part of Newton Abbot). 

Northmontton (or Northmoulton) is 
North Molton. 

Oalchampton is Okehampton. 

Plimpton is Plympton St. Mary. 

Shanghbrook (for Shaughbrook) is Sho- 
brooke (old spelling, Shogbrook). 

Shepistor is Sheepstor. 

Southmorton is South Molton. 

St. Mary Otteny is Ottery St. Mary. 

Tarystock is Tavistock. 

Taverton is Thorverton, otherwise 
DEWLY. See Dowely 

Fund voted him, 25 Apr. 1692, £5 for one 
year as Student under Timothy JoUie 
[q.v.-]. (M.) [133] 
DICKENSON, JOHN {fl. 1681-93). 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 23 June 
1681. He received a Fund grant of ;£io 
a year, 1690-93, for Sutton in Ashfield, 
Notts. He may be the Mr. John Dicken- 
son of Gildersome, West Riding, who was 
buried 22 Aug. 1704. {Fr. M. Nr.) [83] 
SON, THOMAS (1670 — 26 D. 1743). 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 3 July 
i68g. See Davice, .i.e. Davies, Samuel. 
Preached first at Gorton, Manchester, 
1694-1702. Ordained at Stand, 29 Mar. 
1694. Rem. to Northowram, West 
Riding, 1702, and there died. His con- 
tinuation of Heywood's Register gives 
him a claim to the gratitude of bio- 
graphers. (Fr. Hy. M. Nr.) [136] 
DISEWORTH (' Direworth '). [66] 
GERVASE (8 Apr. 1641 — 3 Apr. 1691). 
]p. Second son and heir of John Disney 
of Swinderby, Line. He was elected 
Manager, 29 Sept. 1690, in the room of 
Jarvis Byfield [q.v.]. His last attend- 
ance was on 16 March 1690/1. {Hu. M.) 
(1660 ?-i732). Ip. Educ. at Glasgow ; 
M.A., 1680. Ordained, 1686, as Minister 
at Dalton, in Newburn parish, Northum. 
Hulne Abbey is in Alnwick parish. 
Admitted Minister of Langton, Ber- 
wicksh., 30 Apr. 1691 ; translated to 

Coldingham, Berwicksh., 24 July 1694, 
against the wish of the Episcopalian 
parishioners ; installed by military force ; 
for some time carried pistols with him to 
the pulpit. (5/.) [80] 

DOD, JOHN, M.A. (fl. 1646-91). Son of 
Nehemiah Dod, vicar of Coggeshall, Ess. 
Admitted to St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 
17 Oct. 1646 ; incorp. at Oxford ; Fellow 
of Corpus Christi Coll., 1648 ; M.A., 
1649. Rector of Betteshanger, Kent, 9 
N. 1660 ; ejected, 1662. To " M^' Dod 
Sen"^ att Borne Church," Essex, the 
Common Fund, in 1690, granted £6 a 
year ; on 8 June 1691 he was reported 
" removed from Hornchurch," and his 
grant was to be paid up to 24 June and 
no longer. (F. M. P.) [i, 40, 43] 

DOD, ROBERT (1632 ?-9 Apr. 1695). 
]p. Son of a clergyman. Matric. at 
Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford, 25 Mar. 
1652. Rector of Inworth, Essex, 27 July 
1660 ; ejected, 1662. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as Presb. Teacher in his house at Sible 
Hedingham, Essex, where he was preach- 
ing in 1669. After 1673, preached at 
Wethersfield, Essex, and Other places. 
Tombstone at Wethersfield gives his 
death on 9 Apr. 1695, aged sixty-three 
years. Widow married Merrills and died 
28 Dec. 1704. (C. E. F. P. T. Wc.) [40] 

1702 — 20 Oct. 1751). C Born in 
London, twentieth child of Daniel Dodd- 
ridge (d. 17 July 1715), oilman. After 
schools at Kingston-on-Thames and St. 
Albans, entered (Oct. 1719) the Academy 
of John Jennings (d. 1723), Congrega- 
tional Minister at Kibworth, Leic, re- 
moved (1722) to Hinckley. The Fund, 
on the motion of Jeremiah Smith (d. 
1723), chairman [Presb. Min. of Silver 
Street, Londori], on 3 Nov. 1718 " agreed 
that an Allowance of Ten Pounds be 
made to M'' Peter Dodderidge a Candidate 
for the Ministry with M"' [Samuel] Clark 
[or Clarke (1684-1750 ; Presb. Min.] of 
St Albans to commence from X'mas 
next." On 4 May 1719 the usual enquiry 
as to his proficiency was sent to Clark, 
signed by William Tong (1622-1727), 
Presb. Min. of Salters' Hall, London. On 
4 Apr. 1720, on the motion of Arthur 
Martin, treasurer, it was " agreed that 
the Allowance be continued to M''. 
Phillip Dodderidge, upon his Removal 
from W. Clark, at St. Albans, to M'. 
Jennins at Kibworth in Leicesters." On 
10 Jan. 1720/1 the enquiry as to his pro- 
ficiency was sent to Jennings ; the grant 
was paid to Oct. 1722. Minister at 
Kibworth, 1723-9 ; Castle Hill, North- 



ampton, 1729 till death, Plis famous 
Academy was opened at Market Har- 
borough in July 1729, and removed in 
Dec. to Northampton. (D. M.) [186] 

DODINGTON. [86] See Oxfordshire 

B.A. (1621-1689). Ip. Son of Philip 
Doddridge of Isleworth, Midx., gent. 
Matric. at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 22 Mar. 
1638/9, aged 18 ; rem. to Pembroke Coll. ; 
B.A., 10 N. 1642. Held the sequestered 
rectory of Shepperton, Midx. ; ejected, 
i56o. His house at Twickenham, Midx,, 
was licensed, " Pr.", 10 Aug. 1672 ; he 
was licensed, Sept. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher." 
He died suddenly; his funeral sermon 
was preached 8 S. 1689. Philip Dodd- 
ridge, D.D. [?.f.], was his grandson. 
(C. F. P. T. Wc.) [72] 

DONCASTER, W.R. (misplaced in E.R.) 
[139, 180] 

DONHEAD, ST. MARY ('Hunnett'). 

DOOLITTLE, SAMUEL (1662 ?-io Apr. 
1717)- IP- Son of Thomas Doolittle, 
M.A. (see below) ; educated in his 
father's Academy at Islington. Assistant 
to his father at Mugwell [Monkwell] 
Street, and at the same time to John 
Turner at Leather Lane, Hatton Garden. 
Became Minister (1692 ?) at Reading, and 
there died ; but was not Minister there 
in 1715. He pubUshed (i) " A Sermon 
[Is. xxix. 6] Occasioned by the Late 
Earthquake . . . Eighth of September, 
1692. Preached to a Congregation in 
Reading," 1692; (2) "The Righteous 
Man's Hope at Death," 1693 (sermon 
[Prov. xiv. 32], after his mother's death 
in the previous December). (D. Ev. W.) 

DOOLITTLE, THOMAS, M.A. (1632 ?-24 
May 1707), Ip. Third son of Anthony 
Doolittle, glover ; born at Kidder- 
minster, where, as a schoolboy, he heard 
Baxter preach his sermons published as 
"The Saints' Everlasting Rest." Ad- 
mitted sizar, 7 June 1649, at Pembroke 
Coll., Cambridge, aged 17; B.A., 1652/3; 
M.A., 1656. Chosen (1653) rector of St. 
Alphage's, London Wall, by parishioners, 
and received presbyterian ordination ; 
ejected, 1662. Held boarding school in 
Moorfields ; then in Bunhill Fields ; then 
(1665) at Woodford Bridge, Essex. In 1666 
erected a wooden preaching-house in Bun- 
hill Fields, and before 1669 (vide Episcopal 
Returns) a Meeting-house in Mugwell 
(now Monkwell) Street, " built of brick, 
with three galleries full of large pews ; 
and thirty-eight large pews below, with 
locks and keys to them, besides benches 

and forms." This building, the first of 
the kind in London, if not in England, 
was taken possession of under royal 
authority and utilised as a Lord Mayor's 
Chapel. On 2 Apr. 1672 he obtained 
licence for it as "a certaine roome ad- 
joining to y"! dwelling-house of Thomas 
Doelitle in Mugwell Street " (the original , 
licence is at Dr. Wilhams' Library). He/ 
lived, however, at Ishngton, where he now 
conducted an Academy for university 
learning. On the withdrawal of Indulgence 
he removed his Academy to Wimbledon, 
returning to Islington before 1680, but 
moved (1683) to Battersea, and thence 
to Clapham. From 1687 he was at St. 
John's Court, Clerkenwell. In 1689 he 
resumed his ministry at Mugwell Street, 
having successively as assistants, Thomas 
Vincent, M.A., ejected from St. Mary 
Magdalen's, Milk Street (who had helped 
in his school), John Mottershed [?.f.], 
Samuel Doolittle [?.f .], and Daniel Wilcox, 
who succeeded him. Among the students 
at Doolittle's Academy were Edmund 
Calamy, D.D., Thomas Emlyn, Matthew 
Henry, John Ker, M.D. [j.w.], and 
Thomas Rowe Iq.v.]. (C. D. P. T. V. W.) 

[4. 41. 51] 

DORCHESTER. Ejected here were (i) 
William Benn (Nov. 1600 — 22 Mar, 
1 680/1) ; from St. Bees grammar 
school, entered Queen's Coll., Oxford, as 
servitor ; did not matriculate ; rector of 
Wokingham, Berks ; chaplain to Mar- 
chioness of Northampton ; rector of All 
Saints', Dorchester, 1629 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
living at Maiden Newton, 1665 ; preach- 
ing at Fordington, 1669 ; licensed, i May 
1672, as Congr. Teacher at Dorchester, 
where he died. (C..T. Wo.) (2) George 
Hammond (1620-Oct. 1705), Scholar and 
B.A. of Trinity Coll., Dublin ; incorp. at 
Oxford, 12 Oct. 1639 ; of Exeter Coll. ; 
M.A,, 164^ ; rector of Mainhead, Devon, 
1645, and vicar of Totnes ; rector of Holy 
Trinity and St. Peter's, Dorchester, 1660 ; 
ejected, 1662; living in Dorchester, 1665, 
having taken the Oxford oath ; licensed, 
II Apr. 1672, as Pr. Teacher in houses 
at Dorchester ; preached also at Taunton 
from 1677 to 1685. (C. F. Mu. T.) [24] 

DORKING (' darkinge '). [109, no] See 
Edward Nabbs 

DORSETSHIRE. [34, 35, 168, 176, 181]. 
Except the heading " Dorset " in the 
earliest handwriting, and two small items 
in other hands, all the returns are in the 
Book-keeper's handwriting. The returns 
are numbered 15, with one exception, 175. 
Beare is Bere Regis [j.f.]. 
Bemister is Beaminster. 



Crambourn is Cranborne. 
Lime is Lyme Regis [g.v.]. 
Shaffton is Sliaftesbury. 
Stawbridge is Stalbridge. 
Warham is Wareham, 
Winbourn is Wimborne. 
Winfruit is Winfrith Newburgh. 

DOUGHTY, . . . [14] 

DOUGHTY, SAMUEL, M.A. (fl. 1637- 
1718)- IP. Matric. sizar at Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge, 1637 • B.A., 1640/1 ; 
M.A., 1644. Ejected from the rectory of 
Sibbeston, Leic. ; licensed, Oct. 1672, to 
preach at his own house,- Ashby-de-la- 
Zouch,' Leic. " M' Doughty " appears in 
the Minutes, 25 D. 1704 and 25 D. 1708, 
as the person through whom a grant for 
places in Shropshire was paid ; on 3 Mar. 
1717/8 he is reported as having for two 
years been unable to act through ill- 
health. (C. M. P. T.) [16, 88] 

DOUNTON. [102] See Hampshire 

DOVE, . . . [Many of this surname 
at both Universities.] His ejection is 
not recorded by Calamy. Layton is the 
vicarage of Leighton Bromswold, Hunts, 
of which Simon Gunter, a puritan, was 
vicar in 1654 ; Robert Guidott, M.A., 
was presented, 28 Apr. 1658. Guidott 
became rector of Little Barford, Beds., 
1661 ; Dove may have succeeded him, 
or been his locum tenens, but his name is 
not in the parish register. (F. Leighton 
registers. V.) [53] 

This street disappeared to make way for 
Queen Victoria Street (1867-71). Dove 
Court ran from its South side, near St. 
Nicholas Cole Abbey. Strype describes 
it as " a pretty handsome Place, adjoining 
to the Labour in vain Yard." ILo. Ml. 
SI.) [2] 

DOVER. Ejected here was Nathaniel 
Barry, son of John Barry, rector of Cottes- 
more, Rutl. ; born there ; from Droniield 
school entered St. John's Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. pensioner, 1630/1, aged 
15; vicar of St. Mary's, Dover, 1654/5; 
ejected, 1661 ; preaching at Dover in 
1663 and 1669 ; licensed, 10 June 1672, 
as Pr. Teacher in an Outhouse at Dover ; 
d. 1675. (C. Jo. T. V.) [55] 

PETER (fl. 1690-1715). C. One of the 
witnesses against Richard Davis [y.w.] at 
Kettering in 1692. He received (20 Apr. 
1696) a grant of £1, from the Congrega- 
tional Fund, and was still Minister at 
Lutterworth in 1715, and apparently till 
1729. [Cf. Ev. Gl.) [66, 67, 68] 

(1623 ?- 1702). Ip, Born in Berks, 

younger son ot John Dowley, afterwards 
vicar of Alveston, Warwicksh. Matric. 
at All Souls' Coll., Oxford, 10 Oct. 1639, 
aged 16 ; grad. B.A. as demy of Magdalen, 
1643. Completed his studies under John 
Bryan, D.D., at Coventry, but still 
retained connection with Oxford till Aug. 
1648. Became chaplain to Sir T. Rous at 
Rous Lench, Wore. Was ordained by 
presbyters, and a member of Baxter's 
Worcestershire Association. From 1656 
held the sequestered vicarage of Stoke 
Prior, Wore. ; ejected, 1660. Assisted his 
uncle, incumbent of Elford, Staffs, till 
1662 ; then silenced. Licensed, 18 Nov. 
1672, for his own house at Orton West, 
Leic. Removed to London (1680 ?), 
taught school and preached occasionally, 
attending John Howe's ministry. Ar- 
rested and fined. From 1689 preached 
some time at Godalming, Surrey, but 
returned to London, infirm, to live v\dth 
his children. Settled again at Godalming 
about 25 Mar. 1692. Died in London. 
(C. D. F. M. P. T.) ■ [I] 
DOWNE, RICHARD [fl. 1662-92). C. 
Ordained by presbyters. Rector of 
Winterborne Monkton, Dors. ; ejected, 
1662. Retired to Bridport, Dors. 
Licensed, i May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher 
in the howse of John Golding in Bridport. ' ' 
His congregation then numbered about 
100. Imprisoned in 1680. Calamy says 
he died in August 1687, an evident error. 
On II Jan. 1691/2 his case for a grant 
was set down to be " further considered " 
on 18 Jan., but there is no subsequent 
record of it. (C. Ha. M. Mh. P. T.) 
[34. 35] 
DOWNTON (' Dounton '). [102] 
DRAKE, MICHAEL, M.A. (1622-96). 
IP. Born at Pikeley in Bradford parish, 
Yorks. Son of John Drake, yeoman. 
From private school at Halifax, matric. 
at Magdalene Coll., Cambridge, 1639 ; 
admitted sizar at St. John's Coll., 26 N. 
1639, aet. 17 ; B.A., 1642/3 ; M.A., 
1647. Preacher many years at Lincoln. 
Rector of Pickworth, Line. (1645 ?) ; 
and member of the Folkingham Classis, 
also lecturer at Grantham ; ejected, 1662. 
Removed to Fulbeck, Line, preaching 
every Saturday evening in the house of 
John Disney at Lincoln. Licensed, 16 
May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse 
in Fulbeck." Disney's house was 
licensed, 22 July, and again 5 Sept. 1672. 
Under arrest in 1685 on suspicion of com- 
plicity with Monmouth's rebellion. Re- 
moved (1687) to Lincoln, and maintained 
a congregation. The Common Fund 
granted him £8 a year from 1690 to 



1696 ; also, for the Grantham Lecture 
(which he shared with William Scoffin 
[q.v.], ;£io a year (1691-93). His son, 
Joshua, and grandson, Joshua, were suc- 
cessively vicars of Swinderby, 1692— 1765. 
(C. Jo. M. P. T. V. Y.) [70, 71] 

DRAYTON BASSETT. Ejected here was 
Timothy Fox [q.v^. [g6] 

DREDGMANHILL, in Haverfordwest 
parish. Pern. [144] 

DREW, JOHN (d. 1715). Jp. Minister 
of Ross, Heref., with Blakeney, Glou. 
He received for Blakeney a Fund grant 
of £5 a year, 1708-15. The appointment 
of Joseph Pyke, his successor, is noted 
on 6 F. 1715/6. (Ev. M.) [46, 47, 48] 

DUBLIN. [133] 

DUCANE, PETER and JAMES. |p. . The 
family was Presbyterian ; memoirs of 
some of them are extant at a later date 
than this. [165] 

DUCE, THOMAS, B.A. (1626 -1706 ?), 
whom Calamy gives as Juice and Foster 
as Ince, was son of Richard Juce 
[' Ince '] of Worcester, pleb. matric. 
5 D. 1642, at Exeter Coll., Oxford, aged 
16; B. A., 1647. Ejected from St. Martin's, 
a living of ;£ioo at Worcester. Kept 
school there till driven away (1666) by the 
Five Mile Act. Became Minister (1673 ?) 
at Reading, where he died between 1705 
and 1707. (C F. P. Sm. Uw.) [6] 

DUDLEY. [67, 96, 126] 

DUFFIELD. Ejected from this vicarage 
in 1662 was Roger Morrice or Morris, of 
St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge ; M.A., 
1659 ; chaplain to Denzil, Lord Holies, 
and later to Sir John Maynard ; vicar of 
Duf&eld, 1658 ; lived latterly at Leek 
Firth in Leek parish. Staff. ; d. at Hox- 
ton, 17 Jan. 17O1/2, aet. 73 ; left for 
Students for the ministry, books and an 
endowment. He made a vast collection 
of ecclesiastical manuscripts, some of 
which are among the most valuable 
treasures of Dr. Williams' Library, in- 
cluding " The Seconde Part of a Register," 
edited (1915) by Albert Peel. (C. Rp. 
V.) [28] 

DULVERTON. Ejected here was Henry 
Berry [q.v.]. [92, 93, 94, 95] 

DUNTON, JOHN. ft. (4May 1659-1733). 
Son of John Dunton {d. 24 N. 1676), 
rector of Graffham, Hunts, who designed 
him for the Anglican ministry, the pro- 
fession of his forefathers. Apprenticed 
(1673) to Thomas Parkhurst, a London 
bookseller. Married (3 Aug. 1682) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Annesley 
[q.v.]. His " Life and Errors " (1705) 
depicts an erratic career, and is full of 
curious information about laymen and 

divines connected in various ways with 
the printing and publishing business of 
his day. (D.) [156, 163] 

DURHAM. Ejected here were (i) Jona- 
than Devereux, of Cambridge University 
[perhaps matric. sizar at Emmanuel Coll., 
1626 ; more probably matric. pensioner at 
Christ's Coll., 1647 ; B.A., 1650/1 ; M.A., 
1656] ; perpetual curate of St. Nicholas, 
Durham ; died soon after ejection. (C. 
V.) (2) Joseph Holdsworth ; matric. 
pensioner at Magdalene Coll., Cambridge, 
1625 ; B.A., 1629/30 ; vicar of St. 
Oswald's, Elvet ; resigned, 1656, in hope 
of " some place in the South," but stayed 
on for a time; hence his ejection is 
doubtful ; no successor is known till the 
appointment of John Wood, M.A., 1662. 
(C. N. Sd. V.) [36] 

DURHAM COUNTY. [36, 163, 176] 
The headings and three returns, numbered 
I, are in the earliest handwriting ; the 
remainder (entries numbered 76 ; and 
38 in 1691) are in the Book-keeper's hand- 
writing. From Cumberland, Durham, and 
Northumberland came the earUest returns. 

EALAND. [132] See Yorkshire, W. 

EARLE, JOHN, i.e. JABEZ, D.D. (1676 ?- 
29 May 1768). J5. Received grants, 
1691-92, as student with Thomas Brand 
[q.v.] at Bishop's Hall, Bethnal Green, 
under the instruction of John Ker, M.D. 
[q.v.]. Chaplain (1692) to Sir Thomas 
Roberts, at Glassenbury, Kent. Assist- 
ant (1699) to Thomas Reynolds [q.v.]. 
Ordained, 1699, at St. Albans. Suc- 
ceeded (1706 ?) Francis Glascock [q.v.] at 
Drury Lane, Westminster, and removed 
the congregation (after 1729) to Hanover 
Street, Long Acre. One of the twenty- 
seven Presbyterian Subscribers at Salters' 
Hall, 1719. Elected (1723) a trustee of 
Dr. Williams' foundations. D.D. Edin. 
(1728) ; also D.D. of King's Coll., Aber- 
deen. Salters' Hall lecturer (1730). Re- 
tained his vigorous ministry till death, 
though many years blind. Thrice 
married. In 1715-29 he lived " at M'* 
Willis's in Gilbert-street, Bloomsbury, 
near Montagu-house." (D. Ev. We.) [4] 

EARLE, . . . [? John Earl, son of 
John Earl (1634 ?-20 Mar. 1669/70), 
ejected, 1662, from the vicarage of East 
Terring, Suss. The son was pastor of a 
church at Chichester, Sussex. (C. P.)] 

EASTBOURNE (' Bourne '). [115] 

EASTMAN, WILLIAM (fl. 1660-1701). ip. 
Ejected, 1660, from a sequestered living 
in Hants ; ejected, 1662, from the rectory 



of Everley, Wilts. Removed to Salis- 
bury, Wilts, and thence to Shaftesbury, 
Dors. Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, being of 
Shaftesbury, as " Presb. Teacher in any 
allowed place." The Common Fund 
granted him £(> a year {1690-93) for 
Shaftesbury. According to Od. the first 
piece of church property (manse, etc.) was 
purchased " in his time," i Mar. 1 700/1 ; 
his successor, Samuel Bates, was appointed 
" about 1703." (C. M. Od. P: T.) [34] 
EATALL. [80] See Northumberland 
EATON. [9] See Buckinghamshire 
EATON, ROBERT, M.A. (1624 ?-Aug. 
1701). IP, Born at High Walton, Ches. 
Son of Thomas Eaton, and grandson of 
Robert Eaton, rector (1582- 1621) of 
GrappenhaU, Ches. Matric. pensioner 
at Christ's Coll., Cambridge, 10 Apr. 
1646, age 22 ; did not graduate at Cam- 
bridge ; after seven years there, migrated 
to AH Souls Coll., Oxford, and graduated 
M.A., 15 July 1653. He first had some 
curacy or preferment in Essex. He held 
before 1658 the sequestered rectory of 
Walton-on-the-HiU, Lane. ; and is de- 
scribed as " parson of Walton " where his 
son Samuel [?.»■.] was baptized (24 Jan. 
1657/8) by Henry Finch [q.v.], the vicar. 
The Walton to which he went from Essex 
may have been his native place ; certainly 
he became perpetual curate of the paro- 
chial chapel of Daresbury, where his 
family had property ; the parish includes 
the townships of Over or Higher and 
Nether Walton. Ejected, 1662. Sir 
George Booth, whose royaUst aims he 
(Uke Henry Finch [q.v.]) had favoured, 
now ■ (1661) Baron Delamer, made him 
his chaplain at Dunham Massey, Ches. 
Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in his howse in Manchester." His house, 
then in Deansgate, was licensed same 
day as "a Pr. Meeting Place " ; and 
there, on 29 Oct. 1672, was held the first 
Nonconformist ordination since 1660. 
He and his hearers were fined for a con- 
venticle, 5 Oct. 1673, in the barn of 
William Walker, merchant of Whitefield. 
The Chapel at Stand, parish of Prestwich, 
was built for him in 1693 (registered, 20 
June). In the same year the Lancashire 
Provincial Meeting of United Ministers 
was founded. Eaton was Moderator on 
4 S. 1694. His residence at the time of 
his death was in Millgate, Manchester ; 
he was buried at the Collegiate Church 
(now Cathedral), on 25 Aug. 1701. (C. 
Cp. F. Hs. Nl. P. T. V. X.) [59, 62] 
EATON, SAMUEL (16 Jan. 1657/8—5 S. 
1 710). ]p. Second son of Robert Eaton 
[j.u.]. Matric. at St. Edmund Hall, 

Oxford, 17 Mar. 1672/3, aged 15. Assist- 
ant and successor to his father. Being 
married, he lived in Pool Fold, Manchester. 
Ordained at Macclesfield, 17 June 1700. 
Buried at the Collegiate Church (now 
Cathedral). (F. Hs.) [62] 
ECCLES. Ejected here was Edmund 
Jones, bapt. 12 Sept. 1624; of St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 1645; 
B.A., 1649 ; rem. to Jesus Coll. ; M.A., 
1660 ; ord. 25 Jan. 1649/50 by presbyters 
as minister of Eccles, and succeeded his 
father, John Jones, as vicar in 1653 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; Ucensed, i May 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in Outbuildings at Eccles ; 
d. 2 May 1674, aged 49. (C. Jo. Nl. T. V.) 


ECCLESHALL, JOSEPH, B.A. {fl. 1650- 
1691). Ip. Matric. sizar at Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge, 1650 ; B.A., 1653/4. 
Left the University about 1654. Curate 
and then vicar of Sedgley, Staff. ; ejected, 
1662, Continued to live at Sedgley, till 
the Five Mile Act drove him (1666) to 
Kinver, Staff., whence he made night 
preaching visits to Sedgley. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching 
to about 200 Presbyterians at his house 
in Sedgley ; also as one of the preachers 
to near 1000 persons in the Leather Hall, 
Coventry (see Grace). Licensed, June 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in the 
Parish of Sedgley." (C. P. T. V.) [97] 

EDGE, RICHARD (fl. 1690-93). Entered 
the Academy of John Woodhouse [^.t).], 
and received from the Common Fund 
(Feb. 1691) a gift of £^, and (Dec. 1692) 
a grant of £6 a year. He was ordained 
at Knutsford (27 S. 1692) as Minister of 
Bromborough, in succession to John 
Wilson [fl-v.'] ; he left before Christmas 
1693 ; apparently he served Bromborough 
as a Student. (M.Uc.) [17] 



1691 ?). Ip. Son of Robert Edwards of 
Llansilin, Denbighsh., pleb. Matric. as 
' serv.' at AU Souls Coll., Oxford, 9 Apr. 
1644, aged 16 ; expelled (1648) from All 
Souls Coll., but elected scholar of Jesus 
Coll., 27 O. 1648 ; B.A., 1649. Sinecure 
rector of Llanrhaiadr - yn - Mochnant, 
Denbighsh. ; preached as an Itinerant ; 
ejected, 1662. Returned to Oxford, 
1666, and began a remarkable career as 
author, in Welsh, Latin, and English, of 
works bearing on Welsh history and 
literature. Licensed, 10 Aug. 1672, as 
" gen^" Pr. Teach " at Oswestry, Shropsh. 
He rejected the repeated offer of £?, a 
year from the Common Fund (1690) if he 



would devote himself to the ministry ; 
but was paid it for the first half of 1691. 
Calamy and Palmer ignore him ; Rees 
just mentions his name. {D. F. M. T.) 
[88, 142] 
EDWARDS, DAVID (1660—28 S. 1716). 
C Born at Cellan, Card., son of David 
and grandson of Peter Edwards of Deri 
Odwyn. Educ. at some Academy, for 
he is described as "sch""' (scholar) in 
Evans' List. Began to preach at Caer- 
onen, Card., at the age of 20 (1680) ; 
ordained there, 1688. In addition to this 
ministry, he succeeded David Jones (Jf. 
1654-94) [q.v.] at Pencarreg, Card., and 
at Cilgwyn, Card., where and at other 
"5 or 6 places " he was ministering in 
1715, when he was living " at Abermy- 
rick " (Abermeurig) . He was buried in 
Nantcwnlle churchyard. Card, (inscrip- 
tion). His widow, Jane (Bowen), died 
long after him at Carmarthen. {Ev. Rj. 
Rw.) [145] 
EDWARDS, THOMAS (fl. 1690 -1705). 
A young man from WelUngton, Som., 
who succeeded Goswell of Exeter, one of 
the preachers at Honiton in the back- 
house of Wilham Clarke, chandler, and 
became the first pastor of the congrega- 
tion, superseding Malachi Blake [q.v,]. 
He divided the congregation ; Clarke ex- 
cluded him from his premises ; his friends 
opened another place, but scandal arose 
and Edwards was deserted, the two 
parties uniting (1705) under John Ball 
(1665 ? — 6 May 1745). He conformed, 
and became curate or rector of North 
Leigh, near Honiton. (Mh.) [30, 33] 
EDWIN, SIR HUMPHREY (1642—14 Dec. 
1707). Wool merchant ; knighted, 18 
N. 1687. Attended one meeting of 
Managers, 21 March 1692/3. His sub- 
scription was in arrear at Midsummer, 
1693. Lord Mayor, 1697-98 ; gave great 
offence by attending Nonconformist wor- 
ship on the afternoons of Sundays 31 O. 
and 7 N. 1697, in full civic state. There 
is conflict of testimony as to the Meeting- 
house ; the evidence is in favour of 
Pinners' Hall ; Baiters' Hall is also men- 
tioned, and attendance may have been 
given at each place. While his denomina- 
tion is doubtful, he was probably at first 
Presbyterian, afterwards Congregational. 
He was not a Manager of the reconstituted 
Fund (1695) °r °£ the Congregational 
Fund (1695). {Cm. Co. D. M.) [162, 
B.A. {d. Dec. 1716). C. Born in North- 
amptonshire; subsizar at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 20 June 1655 ; matric, 

1656 ; scholar, 1657 ; B.A., 1658/9. In 
1660 he was Senior Bachelor and expect- 
ing a Fellowship. For six months he 
resisted an arbitrary order to conform 
or quit. Retiring in i66r, he thrice 
declined (1662) ofiers of preferment, and 
was disowned by his family. Licensed, 
13 May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in the 
howse of Eliz. Mutsoe in Twywell," 
Northants. His settlement at Oakham 
was in 1683. The Common Fund granted 
him, 1690-1715, £12 a year for Oakham 
Rutl., reduced (1695) to ;£io. He died 
Minister at Oakham. (C. Ev. M. P. T. 
Tc. V.) [87, 179] 
ELBERTON (' Elverton '). Ejected here 

was . . . Hilton. [46] 
ELLAND (' Ealand '). [132] 
ELLENTHORPE (' Ellingthorp '). [135] 
(d. 1693). ]p). Bom at CoggeshaU, Ess. 
Matric. pensioner at Emmanuel Coll., 
Cambridge, 1642 ; did not graduate. 
Appointed, Sept. 1646, to the sequestered 
rectory of Stanford Rivers, Ess. ; ejected, 
1660. Removed to Little CoggeshaU, 
Ess. Licensed, 13 May 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher in his howse " at the Grange in 
Little CoggeshaU. Buried at Markshall, 
Ess., 3 May 1693. (C. E. P. T. V.) [39] 
(i65i?-3i Mar. 1710). Q, Entered 
Frankland's Academy, 6 July 1670, 
along with Thomas Whitaker [q.v.] ; 
rem. with Whitaker to Edinburgh Univer- 
sity ; M.A., 1674. Preacher at Top- 
chfie, West Riding, 1675. Chaplain and 
tutor in family of Samuel Baker of 
Wattisfield, SufE. (1678 ?-i685). Pastor 
at Topcliffe, 1686 ; removed, 8 July 
1709, to Chesterfield, where he died, 31 
Mar. 1710, aged 50, and was buried, 
3 Apr. 1 7 10. Whitaker preached his 
funeral sermon at TopcUffe. The Com- 
mon Fund granted (1692) £6 a year for 
Topcliffe, reduced (1695) to £4. (B. Ed. 
Fr. M. My. Nk. Nr. Sr. Wm.) [129] 
ELSWICK, chapelry (building held and now 
rebuilt by Nonconformists) in St. Michael- 
on-Wyre parish. [61] 
ELTHAM (' Eltam ') . Ejected here, accord- 
ing to Calamy, was Overton 

[? WilUam Overton, of Trinity CoU., 
Oxford ; matric, 30 Apr. 1619, aged 16 ; 
B.A., 1622 ; M.A., 1625 ; rector of Fring- 
ford, Oxf., 1635.] He held the seques- 
tered vicarage of Eltham, 1646, but 
ceded it in 1658 ; there is no place for 
him in Hasted's list of vicars. (C. F. K.) 
ELVERTON. [46] See Gloucestershire 



ELY. [13] Ejected here was William 
Sedgwick, M.A. ; born in Bedfordshire ; 
son of William Sedgwicke of London, 
gent. ; matric. at Pembroke Coll., Oxford, 
2 D. 1625, aged 15 ; B.A., 1628 ; M.A., 
1631 ; incorp. at Cambridge, 1635 ; 
rector of Farnham, Ess., 1634 ; chaplain 
in parliamentary army, 1642-43; in 1644 
became the chief preacher in Ely ; known 
as " apostle of the Isle of Ely " ; ejected, 
i65o ; retired to Lewisham, Kent ; con- 
formed and became rector of Mattishall 
Burgh, Norf., 1663 ; died in London 
about 1669. He was a Puritan and 
mystic. (C. D. F. P.) 
ELY, ISLE OF. [12, 43] 
ENFIELD. [50, 72] Ejected here was 
Daniel Manning, of St. Catharine's Hall, 
Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 1645/6 ; 
B.A., 1649/50 ; rem. to Pembroke Hall ; 
Fellow; M.A., 1653; vicar of Enfield, 
6 May 1659 ; ejected, 1662 ; bur. at 
Enfield, 2 Mar. 1666/7. (C P- V.) 
ENGLAND. [22] 

ENGLISCOMBE (' Ingleshombe '). [92] 
EPPING ('Eppin'). Ejected here was 
Thomas Harper, who afterwards con- 
formed. (C.) [40, 45] 
EPSOM. [3] 
ERISEY (' Errisey,' ' Eresy '), manor in 

Grade parish, Corn. [18] 
ESSEX. [38, 41, 168, 176, 181] Only the 
headings " Essex " are in the earliest 
handwriting; the remainder, with slight 
exceptions, is in the Book-keeper's hand- 
writing. The returns are numbered from 
16 to 151, and in 1691 from 18 to 50. 

' Mark ' following place - names is 

Barbing is Barking [q.v.']. 
Barfield is Bardfield [_q-v.']. 
Brackstead, Brackted, is Braxted. 
Chissel is Chishall, Little. 
Castle Honingham is Castle Hedingham. 
Cliderditch, Childeitch, is Childerditch. 
Hannerick is Haverhill, Suff. 
Machin is Matching. 
Redgwell is Ridgewell \_q.v.'\. 
Reyleigh is Rayleigh [?.!/.]. 
Rumford is Romford. 
Vivenho is Wivenhoe [^.w.]. 
Withamstow is Walthamstow 
ETAL. [80, 177] 
ETON (' Eaton '). Ejected here were : 

(i) John Bachelor, of Gloucester Hall, 
Oxford ; matric, 4 July 1634, aged 18 ; 
B.A., 1636/7 ; M.A., 1640 ; Fellow of 
Eton, 1647; Vice-provost; ejected, 1660. 
(C. F. Rr.) 

(2) John Boncle, Buncle or Bunckley, 
created M.A., Oxford, 22 Dec. 1652 ; 

master of Charterhouse school, 1653 ; 
Fellow, 18 Sept. 1655, and Headmaster; 
ej ected, 1 660 . ? Master of Mercers' Chapel 
school in 1673. {F. Rr.) 

(3) Thomas Goodwin, D.D. [q.v.'\. 

{4) Paul Hobson, captain in the par- 
liamentary army ; chaplain at Eton 
College ; ejected, 1660 ; an anti-Trini- 
tarian Baptist. {C. See his writings.) 

(5) Nicholas Lockyer, B.D., son of 
William Lockier of Glastonbury, Som., 
pleb. ; matric. at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 
4 Nov. 1631, aged 20 ; B.A., 1633 ; rem. 
to Cambridge, incorp. at Emmanuel Coll., 
1635 ; M.A., 1636 ; B.D., 1654 ; Fellow 
of Eton Coll., 1649/50 ; chaplain to Pro- 
tector Oliver ; Provost, 1658/9 ; after 
ejection thence (1660), preacher at St. 
Pancras, Soper Lane, London ; rector 
of St. Bennet, Sherchog ; ejected thence, 
1662 ; reported in Episcopal Returns, 
1669, as one of the preachers in Bell Lane, 
Spitalfields ; wealthy in landed property, 
he died at Woodford, Ess., 13 Mar. 
1684/5. (C. D. F. P. Rr. T.) 

(6) John Oxenbridge (30 Jan. 1608/9 — 
28 Dec. 1674). Born at Daventry; of 
Lincoln Coll., Oxford ; matric, 20 June 
1623; B. A., 1624; M. A., 1627; preached 
in Bermuda; returned to England, 1641 ; 
Fellow of Eton College, 1652 ; ejected, 
1660 ; preached at Berwick-on-Tweed ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preached at Beverley, 
Yorks, 1664 ; went to West Indies and 
New England, 1669 ; d. at Boston, U.S.A. 
(C. F. Rr.) 

(7) Richard Penwarden, of the Inner 
Temple, 1638, and of New Inn Hall, 
Oxford ; M.A., 1648 ; Fellow of Eton 
College, 1650 ; ejected, 1662. (C. F. 
Rr. Wp.) [9] 

EUXTON (' Euston '). Chapelry in Ley- 
land parish, now vicarage. [61] 

EVANS, JOHN (1629—16 July 1700). C. 
J6. Born at Great Sutton, in Diddlebury 
parish, Shrops. Son of Matthew Evans, 
rector of Penegoes, Montg. Matric. at 
Balliol Coll., Oxford, 6 Mar. 1646/7, aged 
18 ; expelled, 1648, by parhamentary 
visitors. Ordained priest at Brecon, 
28 N. 1648, by Roger Mainwaring, bishop 
of St. David's. Ceasing to conform, he 
became one of the Itinerant preachers in 
Wales, and master of Dolgelly grammar 
school, subsequently (1657) of Oswestry 
grammar school on Cromwell's recom- 
mendation; ejected, 1660. Chosen pastor, 
1668, of Congr. church, Wrexham. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching with others at LlanfyUin and 
Llanfechan, Montg., and at Oswestry, 
Shrops. Licensed, 22 May 1672, as 



" Congr. Teacher in the howse of Edw: 
Kenricke in Wrexham, Denbigh." Sub- 
sequently the Presbyterians joined his 
flock, and by 1689 the Baptists, Evans 
himself having adopted their views ; in 
i6gi the Presbyterians withdrew. At 
p. 141 he is wrongly called John Owen. 

His son, John Evans, D.D. (1680 ?-i6 
May 1730), who entered Frankland's 
Academy, 26 May 1697, assisted him 
before his death, and subsequently be- 
came the first Minister of the seceding 
Presbyterians (ordained, 18 Aug. 1702). 
He left for London in 1704, and became 
assistant and successor to Daniel WilUams 
[?.«.]. In 1716 he was living " over 
against the Grate in Bishopsgate-street 
near Angel- Alley." He was D.D. both of 
Edinburgh and Glasgow. His collections 
for a history of Nonconformity are in Dr. 
Williams' Library, where is also the volume 
of statistical reports, from counties, of the 
Dissenting interest in England and Wales 
(1714— 19), known as Evans' List. He 
was buried in Dr. WilUams' vault in 
BunhiU Fields. (C. D. Ev. F. Fr. Nk. P. 
T. Rw.) [141, 148] 
EVANS, WILLIAM (d. Jan. 1717/8). a. 
Described as " sch''," i.e. equipped for 
the ministry (by Stephen Hughes). [See 
Owen, James.] From Pencadair he re- 
moved to Carmarthen, where in 1702 he 
followed Roger Griffith [q.v.] as Tutor, 
removing the Academy to Carmarthen, 
and conducting it, along with his ministry, 
till death. His Academy is specified in 
the will of Daniel Williams, D.D. [q.v.]. 
[Ev. Rw.) [144] 
EVESHAM. (' Eversham '). Ejected here 
was George Hopkins (15 Apr. 1620 — 25 
Mar. 1666), son of WiDiam, Bewdley, 
Wore. ; of New Inn Hall, Oxford ; 
matric, 2 Mar. 1637/8, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1641 ; M.A., 1648 ; vicar of All Saints, 
Evesham ; ejected, 1662 ; d. at Dumble- 
ton, Glou. (C. F.) [127] 
EWHURST. [no] 



EXETER (' Exon '). Ejected here were : 

(i) Robert Atkins, born at Chard, 1626; 

of Wadham Coll., Oxford ; matric, 9 Apr. 

1647, aged 18 ; Fellow, 1650-61 ; M.A., 

1652 ; chaplain to Cromwell ; rector of 

Theydon, Ess., 1653-57 ; preacher at St. 

Sidwells ; afterwards at the Cathedral ; 

ejected, 1660 ; vicar of St. John's Bowe, 

1660 ; ejected, 1662 ; living at Exeter 

in 1665 ; preaching at Chard in 1669 ; 

Ucensed, 2 Apr. and 11 Apr. 1672, as 

Presbyt. Teacher in any licensed place ; 

founder of Bow Meeting ; d. 28 Mar. 

1685 ; Henry Atkins [q.v.] was his son. 
(C. F. T.) 

(2) John Bartlett, M.A. [q.vl]. 

(3) Mark Downe (younger brother of 
Thomas), of Queen's CoU., Cambridge ; 
admitted sizar, 1629; M.A., 1635; rector 
of St. Petrock's ; ejected, 1662 ; in 
London in 1664 ; living at Exeter, 1665 ; 
licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as Pr. ; d. Oct. 
1680. (C. T. V.) 

(4) Thomas Downe [? admitted sizar at 
St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 1598; M.A., 
1605 ; incorp. at Oxford, 1605 ; -another, 
of these names, was admitted sizar at St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge, 1625], rector of 
St. Edmund's and St. Mary Steps; ejected, 
1662 ; d. 1666. (C. F. V.) 

(5) Thomas Ford, born at Brixton, 
Devon; of Magdalen HaU, Oxford; matric, 
23 June 1621, aged 16 ; M.A., 1627 ; rector 
of Aldwincle All Saints, Notts, 1637-47, 
with Oundle ; member of the Westminster 
Assembly ; preacher at the Cathedral and 
rector of St. Lawrence, Exeter; ejected, 
1662 ; Uving at Exeter, 1665 ; licensed, 
30 Apr. 1672, as general Pr. Teacher ; 
bur. in St. Lawrence church, 28 Dec. 1676. 
(C. (wrong dates) F. y. ) 

(6) Alexander Hodge of Wadham CoU., 
Oxford ; matric, 1651 ; M.A. and 
Fellow, 1654 ; incorp. at Cambridge, 
1656; vicar of St. "Thomas'; ejected, 
1662 ; chaplain at Amsterdam, 1669, 
tiU death ; d. Dec. 1689. (C. F. V.) 

(7) Thomas Maule or Mall, of Pem- 
broke Hall, Cambridge ; M.A., 1653, and 
Fellow ; preached in Cornwall, and later 
at the Cathedral ; ejected, 1662 ; Uving 
in Exeter, 1665 ; preached at Cruse 
Morchard and Crediton, 1669 ; Ucensed, 
16 Apr. 1672, as Congreg. Teacher at 
South Molton, Devon. (C. T. V.) 

(8) Ferdinando NicoUs, of Magdalen 
CoU., Oxford ; matric, 10 Nov. 1615, 
aged 17 ; M.A., 1621 ; rector of St. Mary 
Arches, 1634 (also vicar of Twickenham, 
Midx., 1645) ; ejected, 1662 ; d. 14 
Dec. 1662. (C. F.) 

(9) Thomas PoweU, M.A. [q.v.]. 

(10) Lewis Stuckley, of Wadham CoU., 
Oxford; matric, 19 May 1637, aged 15 ; 
B.A., 1641 ; rector of Newton Ferrers, 
Devon, 1646 ; curate at Great Torrington 
and preacher at the Cathedral ; ejected, 
1662 ; preacher at Nether Exe, Cruse 
Morchard, and Crediton, Devon, 1669 ; 
minister of Congregational church at 
Exeter in 1672 ; Ucensed, 10 Aug. 1672, 
as Cong. Teacher at Crediton ; d. at 
Bideford, July 1687. (C. F. T.) 

(11) John Tickle, of New Inn Hall, 
Oxford ; B.A., 27 June 1649 ; Fellow of 



New Coll., 1649 ; chaplain of Christ 
Church Coll., 1650 ; M.A., 1651/2 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preached at Abingdon, 
Berks, Barnstaple, Devon, and Exeter ; 
living in Exeter, 1665 ; conformed, and 
became vicar of Withecombe, Devon, 
1674-90 ; d. there, 30 June 1694. (C. 
F. T.) [30, 31, 32] 


Eye. Ejected here was Edward Barker, 
of Gonville and Caius Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner, 1637 ' B.A., 1640/1 ; 
from being a high Anglican, became 
Congregational ; vicar of Eye ; ejected, 
1660 ; removed to Wrentham, Buff. ; he 
died before 1679 (Calamy says in 1665, 
but he was preaching at Great Yarmouth 
in 1669). (S. C. T. V.) [106, 107] 

EYTON, i.e. EATON, JOSEPH, M.D. {fl. 
1655 -1 719). ]p. Born in Cheshire. 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 4 Apr. 
1678 ; studied also, without matriculat- 
ing, at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge ; 
graduated M.D. at Leiden, 19 D. 1686, 
having entered there 9 Oct. 1685, aged 
30. Ordained at Warrington, Jan. 
1687/8. One of the founders (1691) of 
the Cheshire Classis {see p. 157), being 
then Minister of Macclesfield. He left 
the ministry in 1697, and practised 
medicine in Nottingham for a short time, 
removing to Colchester, and thence to 
London, where he was admitted a 
Licenciate of the College of Physicians, 
25 June 1713. He was a Fund Manager, 
attending from 6 June 1715 till 2 Mar. 
1 718/9. Benjamin Grosvenor, D.D., 
dedicated to him his Essay on Health, 
1 716; the dedication reappears in the 
second edition, 1748, when Eaton, if 
living, was aged 93. {Ht. M. Mu. Nk. 
No. Uc.) [15] 

FACY, LEWIS, B.A. (d. 1704 ?). Ji. 
Entered at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 25 
July 1655 ; rem. to New Coll., B.A., 
1658/9. Rector of Upton Helions, Devon, 
i66i ; ejected, 1662. Licensed, 18 Apr. 
1672, being of Werrington, Devon, as 
Presb. Teacher in any licensed place. 
The house of John Facy at Werrington 
-was already Hcensed (13 Apr.) as a Presb. 
meeting-place. He was once imprisoned 
at Bodmin, and ministered to a congrega- 
tion at Falmouth. In 1 695-96 he received 
grants as successor to Roger Flamank 
[q.v.l at St. Enodor ; and continued to 
receive grants (from 1701, for Falmouth) 
to the end of 1703 ; a successor, Jasper 
How, appears in 1704. (C. F. M. P. T.) 

FAIRCLOUGH. See Farlough . 

FAIRFAX, JOHN, M.A. (1623— 11 Aug. 
1700). ]p. Second son of Benjamin 
Fairfax (1593-Jan. 1675/6), ejected from 
the vicarage of Rumburgh, Suff. Ad- 
mitted from Norfolk, 1640, at Corpus 
Christi Coll., Cambridge ; B.A. and 
Fellow, 1645 ; M.A., 1647 ; ejected from 
Fellowship for refusing the engagement 
(1649) of fidelity to the Commonwealth 
without king or house of lords. Rector 
of Barking-cum-Needham, Suff. ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
that at Dedham, Ess., "On y" 16 of 
Septemb. last, upon ye occasion of M' 
Newcomen's death in Holl"* An Out- 
ragious Conventicle was kept, & dangerous 
words sayd to be there spoken by M'' 
Fairfax, late Minisf of Barking in 
Suffolk." He was imprisoned at Bury 
St. Edmunds in 1671. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher " in an out-house 
belonging to Widow Margaret Rozer at 
Needham Market, SuflE. From 1680 he 
took charge of the Presbyterian congre- 
gation at Ipswich, in addition to that at 
Needham, and opened (26 Apr. 1700) 
the existing Meeting-house, St. Nicholas 
Street, Ipswich. He preached also at 
Colchester. In 1697 the Fund granted 
him ;fio for Needham. He died at 
Barking. {B.C.D.Lm.P.T.) [38,103,104] 

FALDO, JOHN (1634 ?-7 Feb. 1690/1). 
C Studied at Cambridge ; did not 
matriculate. An army chaplain under 
the Commonwealth, not beneficed in 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of the preachers to a congre- 
gation of 200, in Chipping Barnet, Herts, 
" At a great Chamber hired by John 
Faldo." Four applications were made 
in 1672 for licence to him at Chipping 
Barnet " in a Roome in a Common yard 
in Wood Street adioyning to the house of 
Mr John Minshue Congr." On 13 May 
1673 John Foldoe was licensed appar- 
ently as a general " Pr. Teacher " ; on 
the same date " the howse of John 
Foldoe in Chipping Barnet " was licensed 
as a " Pr. Meeting Place." Unless, like 
others [e.g. Joseph Caryl], he changed 
his denomination, "Pr." is an error. The 
receipt for these licences (14 May) 
describes them as " M'' Foldoe for his 
person : & M'' Minshu's house in Chipping 
Barnet " ; this answers to the 1669 
statement that the Chamber was hired. 
Soon after, he had a controversy (1672-5) 
with WiUiam Penn. On the death (6 
Aug. 1684) of Nathanael Partridge, he 
succeeded him as Minister of the Con- 
gregational church in Old Street Square, 
London ; he removed it to Plaisterers' 



Hall, Addle Street. He died on the eve 
of the Happy Union ; John Quick, B.A. 
[q.v.], the Presbyterian preacher of his 
funeral sermon, speaking of him as " a 
man of singular moderation," and saying 
he had "an especial hand in the healing 
of our breaches," adds that "those two 
divided parties in this nation, that had 
been so for above forty years, are now 
once again united and become one, and 
we shall no more hear of those unhappy 
terms of distinction and separation, 
Presbyterian and Independent, but we 
shall be called, as the primitive church of 
Antioch, by his name who hath redeemed 
us, and anointed us with his holy spirit, 
even Christians." His inscribed tomb 
in Bunhill Fields places his death in his 
57th year. (C. P. Sm. T. W. We.) [41, 
52, 119, 160, 164, 168] 


FAREHAM (■ Faram'). [100] 

SAMUEL, M.A. {d. 31 Dec. 1691). C. 
Second son of Samuel Fairclough, ejected 
from Ketton, Suff. Educ. at Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge; matric. pensioner, 1644 
(as Fairecloth) ; B.A., 1646/7 ; M.A., 1650 ; 
rem. to Gonville and Caius Coll., senior 
Fellow, 1650-6 ; Hebrew lecturer, 1651 ; 
Logic lecturer, 1658. Held the seques- 
tered rectory of Houghton Conquest, Beds ; 
ejected, 1660. Licensed 18 Nov. 1672, 
under name Fairecloth, as Congr. Teacher 
at Chippenham, Cambs. Buried at Hev- 
eningham, Suff. {B. C. Gc. P. T. V. Wc. 
Fun. Serm. (1692) by N. Parkhurst, vicar 
of Yoxford, Suff.) [i] - 

FARNHAM. Ejected here was Samuel 
Stileman, of St. Catherine's Hall, Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1643 ; B.A., 1646 ; 
M.A., 1652 ; incorp. at Oxford, 1657 ; 
vicar of Farnham, ejected, 1662 ; d. 
1663. (C. F. V.) Farnham Castle is the 
chief residence of the bishops of Win- 
chester ; the bishop from 1687 to 1706 
was Peter Mews, whose resistance to 
the unconstitutional action of James II., 
and whose leaning towards terms for 
the comprehension of Nonconformists, 
were well known. [109] 

FARROLL, JOHN, M.A. (1623 ?-i702 ?). 
Ip. Son of George FarroU, M.A., ejected 
(1662) from the rectory of Worplesdon, 
Surr. Matric. at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 
II O. 1639, aged 16 ; Fellow of Magdalen 
Coll., 1648 ; M.A., 1648. Held the se- 
questered vicarage of Selborne, Hants ; 
resigned, 1660. He removed to Guild- 
ford, Surr., and kept a boarding-house for 
pupils at the grammar school. The Five 
Mile Act, 1666, drove him to Farnham, 

Surr. In 1669 he was imprisoned six 
months for preaching (14 June) at Godal- 
ming, Surr. Licensed, June 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher in the howse of Rich: 
Collier," Farnham. He removed to West 
Horsley, Surr., and in 1687 returned to- 
Guildford, preaching there and at 
Godalming and Farnham. The Common 
Fund offered him (i6go) £S a year " if he 
fix at Godalming." He was paid at the 
rate of £^ a year for Guildford up to- 
Midsummer, 1691 ; on 23 N. 1691 the 
grant was withdrawn. His last move 
was to Lymington, Hants, where he died 
in his 80th year. (C. F. M. P. T. Ws.) 
[log, no. III] 


FAVERSHAM (' Feversham,' ' Fever: '). 
Ejected here was Nathaniel Wilmot ; 
rector of Faversham and vicar of Preston,, 
Kent ; ejected, 1662 ; preaching at 
Davington and Godmersham, Kent, also- 
at Midhurst and Petworth, Suss., in 1699 ; 
licensed, 15 Apr. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in a house at Davington, Kent ; finally 
he was Minister at Dover, where Comfort 
Starr, M.A. [?.f .], was his assistant ; d. 
about 1690. (C. K. T.) [55] 

FELSTEAD. Ejected here was Nathaniel 
Ranew, of Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. -sizar, 1617 ; B.A., 1620/1 ; M.A., 
1624 ; held the sequestered rectory of 
St. Andrew Hubbard, London ; vicar of 
Felstead, 29 Feb. 1647/8 ; member of the 
Eleventh Presb. Classis of Essex ; ejected, 
1662 ; licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in a house at Billericay, Ess. ; 
d. 1672, aged about 72. (C. E. T. V.) 


FENNER, JOHN (d. 1712 ?). (J. On S 
June 1691 the Common Fund granted 
him /lo a year for Weymouth; discon- 
tinued, 1695. On 13 Apr. 1696 the Con- 
gregational Fund granted him £6 a year 
(subsequently increased to ;£io) for Wey- 
mouth. " M"' Taylor of Pinnars hall " 
must mean Richard Taylor [?.f .] ; the 
pastor at Pinners' Hall was Richard 
Wavell [?.f.]. Premises in St. Nicholas 
Street, Weymouth, were bought by John 
Fenner, clerk, for £^o on 3 June 1703,, 
and conveyed to trustees, on 18 Feb. 
1705, for the use of successive Ministers 
of " the separate congregation of reformed 
Christians in Weymouth and Melcombe 
Regis, commonly called Dissenters.'" 
Fenner's pastorate ended in 1712. (Cf. 
M. Od.) [34] 

FENWICK, EDWARD (b. 1624). Perhaps 
the Fenwick ejected from some post at 
King's Lynn. He subscribed to the- 
Common Fund tiU 1692, increasing his 



contribution to ;^io. On 7 D. 1702 ;£3 
was granted to " M' Fenwick ... 78 
Years of age very poor." (C. M.) [165] 
FERNE, ROBERT (1652—6 June 1727). 
Ip. Colleague to Thomas Ogle Iq-v.] at 
Chesterfield till 1703. Minister at Wirks- 
worth, Derb., till death. (£1;. Wa. ) [25, 
FEVERSHAM. [55] See Kent 
FILDE COUNTRY. [63] See Lancashire 
FINCH, HENRY (1633—13 N. 1704). f*. 
Born in Standish parish, Lane. ; baptized 
8 S. 1633. From Wigan and Standish 
grammar schools, matric. ' serv.' at St. 
Mary Hall, Oxford, 26 N. 1650. Preached 
in the Fylde district. Lane. ; vicar (30 
July 1654) °f Walton-on-the-hill, Lane, 
(in which parish was Liverpool) ; member 
of the Fifth Lancashire Classis ; seques- 
tered, 1659/60, owing to compUcity with 
Sir George ISooth's royahst plans ; ejected, 
1662. He retired to Warrington to his 
wife's relatives ; the Five Mile Act drove 
him (i665) to Manchester (not then a 
corporate town), where he kept school; 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report at 
Birch Chapel " frequent & numerous 
Conventicles, consisting cheifly of Inde- 
pendents." Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as 
" Grail Pr. Teacher," and at the same 
time Birch Chapel, described as "A 
Private Oratory belonging to Thomas 
Birch Esq"^ of Birch-hall " was " hcensed 
for a Congr. & Pr. Meeting Place." 
Finch's own house in Manchester was 
licensed, 10 June 1672, as " Pr. Meeting 
Place." He was imprisoned (1685) on 
suspicion of favouring the Monmouth 
rebelUon, and an attempt made to put a 
conformist into Birch Chapel, of which 
Finch retained the use till 1697. He 
then preached at certified houses in Piatt 
and Birch till a Chapel was built for him 
at Piatt. He was a member of the Pro- 
vincial Meeting of United Ministers (1693) 
and a contributor to the distressed non- 
jurors. (C. D. F. Nl. P. T.) [61, 177] 
FINCH, or FYNCH, MARTIN (1628 ?- 
13 F. 1697/8). C. Born in Norfolk. 
Pensioner at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 
23 Jan. 1645/6 ; Scholar, 1647 ; did not 
graduate. Vicar of Tetney, Line. ; 
ejected, 1662. In 1668 he was one of 
three teachers to 300 Independents in the 
house of John Tofts, grocer, and other 
places, in St. Clement's parish, Norwich. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers to about 300 Inde- 
pendents "At the house of John Hooker, 
sometimes of Henry Brett, & sometimes 
of Richard Clements an excommunicate 
pson " at Woodnorton, Norf. ; also at 

Oulton, Norf., " Sometimes at the house 
of Wn Bell sen sometimes of WiHm 
Bell junr " ; also to Independents " Att 
the house of Thomas Church jun' 
Worsted-weaver, an excoihunicate pson " 
at Lammas, Norf. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as " Congr. Teacher " at " A roome 
or roomes in yo mantion house of Nicolas 
Withers in y« Parish of St. Clements in 
y" City of Norwich." He left Norwich 
and was licensed, 5 Sep. 1672, as " Congr. 
Teacher " at Great Grimsby, Line. ; his 
house there was licensed, 10 Aug. and 
5 Sept. 1672. He became pastor of the 
Congregational church in succession to 
John Cromwell {d. April 1685), meeting 
in the West Granary, behind St. Andrew's 
Hall. He removed his congregation to 
a Meeting-house (formerly a brew-house) 
in St. Edmund's parish ; and thence to a 
building in St. Clement's parish (erected, 
1693) a-s the New Meeting; now known 
as the Old Meeting. 

His Assistant (co-pastor about 1690/1) 
was John Stackhouse (1648 — 14 S. 1707). 
{B. C. D. P. T. Tc. V.) [74, 177] 

FINCH, PETER, M.A. (6 Oct. 1661— 6 Oct. 
'754)- lP> So'i °f Henry Finch [?.«.]. 
Entered (3 May 1678) the Academy of 
Richard Frankland, then at Natland, 
Westmorland ; graduated (1680) M.A., 
Edin. Chaplain to WilUam Ashurst, 
afterwards knighted. Minister at Nor- 
wich, 1 69 1, till his death on the 93rd 
anniversary of his birth. Not related to 
Martin Finch [q.v.]. (D.) [2] 

1692/3). Ip. Probably son of John 
Fincher (d. 1663 ?, aged 80) of Shell 
Manor, parish of Himbleton, Wore. 
Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 
1647 ; B.A., 1650. Ejected from the 
rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester, he 
opened a school. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
to " about 200 of all sorts, some people 
of good sufficiency Att the houses of M'' 
Thomas Stirrup & M' Thomas Smyth 
every second Sunday " in the parish of 
St. Nicholas, Wore. Licence was ap- 
plied for him as " Congreg: the house of 
Rich: Corenton in Worcester " ; in June 
1672 he was licensed as "a Congr. 
Teacher in the howse of Rich : Cornton in 
Worcester " ; but the licence for the 
house is marked Pr. At the Revolution 
he was Minister of a Presbyterian con- 
gregation in Unicorn Yard, Southwark. 
He was " a man of peace, so far as ever 
he could go, without forsaking truth and 
holiness." He was chosen (19 Dec. 
1692) a Manager of the Common Fund, 



and attended till within a month of his 
death. In the same year his congrega- 
tion was augmented by some sixty seceders 
from the ministry of Nathaniel Vincent 
[q.v.]. (C. Ek. M. P. T. W.) [161, 164, 

FINCHER, WILLIAM {fl. 1660- 1692). 
IP, Born at Shell, parish of Himbleton, 
Wore. Younger brother of Richard 
Fincher [q.v.]. Had a liberal education 
(not matric. at Oxford or Cambridge). 
Ejected from the vicarage of Wednesbury, 
Staff. Preached at Gornall, in Sedgley 
parish, Staff., and elsewhere. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of three 
preachers to "2 or 300 " persons " att 
the houses of Henry Hopkins & John 
Tunck" in Wednesbury ; also to " above 
300 " at houses in Walsall, Staff. ; and 
to " I or 200 " at houses in Darlaston, 
Staff. ; perhaps he is also the " John 
Fineper " reported as preaching with 
Thomas Baldwin [?.«.] and another to 
" about 100 " at the house of Wilham 
Bell in Birmingham. Licensed, 22 July 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in 
Birmingha." Under persecution he took 
refuge near his native place, his sister 
having married Mence, a farmer at 
Himbleton, where he " often preached 
in the troublous times." He finally 
settled in Birmingham, earher than 
WilUam Turton [?.i/.], who became his 
colleague, but, the congregation increas- 
ing, it was divided after 1689. Fincher's 
congregation, the oldest in Birmingham, 
was tlje one that afterwards (1692) built 
the New Meeting (now Church of the 
Messiah). He died in Birmingham, appar- 
ently about 1692. (Bh. C. P. T.) [96, 

FINDERN (' ffinderne '). [25] 

B.A. (d. 1713). Ip. Matric. at Jesus 
Coll., Cambridge, 1646 ; migrated to 
Clare Hall; B.A., 1649/50. Held the se- 
questered vicarage of Stottesdon, Shrops. ; 
ejected. He preached about the country, 
and took a little farm. Licensed, 10 
June 1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house at 
Cold Weston, Shrops., a long way from 
Atcham. He received . from 1690 to 
17 1 2 grants of £l^o. At Christmas 171 3 
he is reported dead. (C. M. P. T. V.) 
[16, 89] 

FIRMIN, GILES (1614-Apr. 1697). IP- 

. Born at Ipswich. Matric. pensioner at 
Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, Dec. 1629 ; 
did not graduate ; studied medicine. 
Went (1632) to New England with his 
father ; practised medicine, and was 
ordained deacon of the First Church, 

Boston. Returning (1647), he was or- 
dained by presbyters as vicar of Shalford . 
Ess. He actively promoted (1657) the 
Agreement of the Associated Ministers of 
Essex, on Baxter's Worcestershire model. 
Ejected, 1662, he retired to Ridgewell, 
Ess. Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher at Thomas Bryons howse at 
Redgwell " ; also, Dec. 1672, his own 
house at Ridgewell was licensed. In the 
Crispian controversy he wrote (1693) 
against the views of Richard Davis. 
(C. D. E. P. T. V.) [40, 153] 

FISH, ROBERT, M.A. (fl. 1641-1705). |p. 
Matric. pensioner at Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge, 1641 ; rem. to Trinity Coll. ; B.A. 
1644/5 '• M.A., 1648 ; incorp. at Oxford, 
14 Oct. 1648 ; Fellow of Magdalen Coll., 
Oxford, 1648. Held the sequestered 
rectory of Nuthurst, Suss. ; ejected, 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers at Arundell, Suss. ; 
also to " about 200 " at Brighton, Suss., 
apparently Presbyterians. Licensed, 11 
Apr. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in 
Ockley in Sussex " (corrected in a later 
entry to Surrey) . Here he taught school. 
The Common Fund voted him (1690) £6 
a year for Ockley : reduced (1695) to £5, 
and paid up to 1705. The Congregational 
Fund voted him £5 on 20 Apr. 1696. He 
dechned a call to succeed Matthew Mead 
[j.D.] in 1699 at Stepney. He is said to 
have " died about his 70th year," but 
must have been nearer 80. (C. F. M. 
P. T. V. Wc.) [109, no, 112] 

FISHER, JAMES, M.A. (1605-1691). C. 
Matric. at Emmanuel CoU., Cambridge, 
1625 ; B.A., 1627/8 ; M.A., 1631. Held 
the sequestered rectory of Fetcham, Surr. ; 
ejected, 1660. Kept school at Dorking, 
Surr. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
a conventicle of " Independ'^ about 100 " 
at his house in Dorking, but do not report 
him as one of their preachers. Licensed, 
I May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in his 
howse " at Dorking. On the informa- 
tion of Matthew Mead [?.w.] the Com- 
mon Fund voted him (1690) £8 a year, he 
then being " neere " Dorking ; on 15 
June 1 69 1 he was reported dead. (C. 
M.P. T. V. Wc. Ws.) [no] 

FISHLAKE, W.R. (misplaced in N.R.). 

(1607 ?-i694 ?)• IP. Elder brother of 
Henry Flamank [q.v.]. Studied, without 
matriculating, at Cambridge. Held the 
sequestered vicarage of Sithney, Corn. ; 
ejected, 1660. The Episc. Returns, 1665, 
report him living at St. Wendron, Corn., 
and " peaceable." Licensed, 9 May 



1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in 
Guendron " ; signed the thanks from Cor- 
nish Ministers. Later he maintained a 
small congregation at Gourounsan, parish 
of St. Enodor, Com. Lived to be 87, and 
ministered to the last. Grants of {f> a 
year were made to him for St. Enodor 
from the Common Fund from 1690 ; in 
1695 the grant is made to Lewis Facy 
lq-v\, his successor. (C. M. P. T. V. Wc.) 
[18, 19] 

8 May 1692). Studied at Cambridge, 
without matriculation. Chaplain to Sir 
Hardren Waller, at Pendennis Castle. 
Held the sequestered rectory of Lani- 
vet. Com. ; ejected, 1660. Licensed, 30 
Apr. 1672 (as 'Hammack'), to be Pr. 
Teacher, in the house of William ' Ham- 
mack ' called ' Goonrowson,' i.e. Goun- 
Tounsan, parish of St. Enodor, Corn. ; 
signed the thanks from Cornish Ministers, 
but strongly opposed James II. 's Declara- 
tion for Liberty of Conscience, 1687. 
Minister of Abbey Chapel, Tavistock, 
1688-92. (C. P. T. Wc.) [30] 

FLAVELL, JOHN (1630—26 June 1691). 
C Born at Bromsgrove, Wore. ; elder 
son of Richard FlaveU, ejected (1660) 
from the sequestered rectory of Willersley, 
Glouc. ; and brother of Phineas FlaveU 
[q.v.]. Entered as servitor at University 
CoU., Oxford (date not given), but did 
not graduate. His tutor was William 
Woodward [q.v.]. Assistant, 27 Apr. 
1650, to Walplate, at Diptford, Devon ; 
ordained, 17 O. 1650, at Salisbury ; suc- 
ceeded Walplate in the rectory of Dipt- 
ford ; resigned it on appointment, 10 D. 
1656, to the rectory (of inferior value) 
of St. Clement's, Townstall, mother 
church of Dartmouth ; ejected, 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1665, report him as 
holding " private Meetings " at Dart- 
mouth. Under stress of the Five Mile 
Act, he removed (1666) to Hudscott 
House in Slapton parish, preaching there 
a.t midnight. Licensed, 2 Apr, 1672, as 
" a Teacher of yo Congregational way, in 
a Congregation in his owne house at Dart- 
mouth " (for this, he and his congregation 
signed an address of thanks to the Crown) ; 
also, 18 Apr. 1672, as "a Congr. Teacher 
in any licensed place." Subsequent per- 
secution drove him (1685) to London, 
where he declined two calls, returning in 
1687 to Dartmouth, where a Meeting- 
house was built for him. He warmly 
engaged in the local union of Presbyterian 
and Congregational Ministers, and died 
suddenly at Exeter as Moderator of that 
body. His sermon, which should have 

been preached at Taunton, on 2 Sept. 
1 69 1, to " United Brethren, of Gloucester, 
Dorset, Somerset, and Devonshire," was 
pubhshed posthumously (1691). Buried 
at Dartmouth, 29 June 1691. (C. D. F. 
Fl.P.T.) [31] 
FLAVELL, PHINEAS {d. 1725 ?). C. 
Younger son of Richard FlaveU, ejected 
(1660) from the sequestered rectory of 
WiUersley, Glouc. ; and brother of John 
FlaveU [?.w.]. Matric. at Magdalen Coll., 
Oxford, 21 Mar. 1658/9 ; chorister, 
1659-60 ; did not graduate. Ejected, 
1662. Chaplain to Edward, Lord Russell. 
Preached occasionally about London. 
On 10 Nov. 1690 £1 was paid him as share 
of anonymous donation (^50) per Matthew 
Rapier. He had a grant (1698) from the 
Congregational Fund. Died in West- 
minster a few years prior to 1729. He 
published " The Deceitful Heart try'd and 
cast," 1676, 8vo. (C. Cf. F. M. P.) [2] 

the younger (1660 ?-2i May 1716). ]p. 
Born at Cambuslang, Lanarksh. Edu- 
cated in Holland ; ordained there, 9 F. 
1688. Removing to England, was chap- 
lain in a private family about four years. 
Minister, 1692, of the Enghsh Presby- 
terian congregation, Leiden ; succeeded 
liis father, Robert Fleming (1630-^25 July 
1694) ^s Minister of the Scots Church, 
Rotterdam. From 1698 till death. Mini- 
ster of the Scots Church, Founders' Hall, 
Lothbury ; from 1 702 a Salters' Hall 
Lecturer, in succession to Vincent Alsop 
[q.v.], resigned. Though a Scots Presby- 
terian, yet a pioneer (1705) in the matter 
of Non- subscription. He was living 
(1715-16) " at Homerton in Hackney." 
(D. Ev.) [12, 14] 

FLINTSHIRE. [141, 148] 

FLOWER, BENJAMIN (1626 ?-Aug. 1709). 
55, Born at Castle Combe, Wilts. Son 
of Roger Flower, B.A., ejected (1662) 
from the rectory of Castle Combe. From 
Wotton - under - Edge grammar school, 
admitted pensioner at Christ's CoU., 
Cambridge, 11 May 1646, age 19 ; matric. 
II July 1646. Held some post at Cardifi, 
Glam. ; ejected, 1660; curate to his 
father at Castle Combe ; ejected, 1662. 
Set up a school. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as preaching to " Meane 
ignorant people " at Castle Combe " in 
an Outhouse of James Organs " ; also 
as one of the preachers to " about 200 
Presbyterians " at Bradford, Wilts ; 
also to "4 or 500 " Presbyterians at 
Horningsham, Wilts ; also to " about 
200 or 300 Presbyterians Independents 
Anabaptists promiscuously " at War- 



minster, Wilts. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in Chippen- 
ham, Wilts" (signed the thanks from 
Wilts Ministers) . Here he was pastor till 
death, also of Devizes from 1693 to 10 
Apr. 1709. (C. Cp. F. P. T.) [92, 123] 

FOLEY, PHILIP (1653—20 June 1716). jp. 
Of Prestwood Hall, Staff. ; youngest son 
of Thomas Foley (2 T>. 161 7 — i O. T-^Tj), 
of Witley Court, Wore. [D. Na.) [165] 

FOLEY, THOMAS (d. 22 Jan. 1732/3). ]p. 
Of Witley Court, Wore. ; studied at 
Utrecht (1691). M.P. for Stafford, 1695- 
1712; created i Jan. 171 1/2, baron Foley 
of Kidderminster. {Cm. D. Pe.) [164] 

FOLKES, WILLIAM, M.A. (fl. 1662-1690). 
IP. Matric. sizar at St. Catharine's Hall, 
Cambridge, 1642 ; B.A., 1645/6 ; M.A., 
1649. Ejected (1662) from the vicarage 
of AU Saints, Sudbury, Suff. Retired to 
Wenham, Suff., where he had a small 
estate. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him £is one of the preachers to " 2 or 300 " 
persons in St. Mary's parish. Bury St. 
Edmunds. Licensed, i May 1672, being 
then of Great Cornard (about a mile from 
Sudbury) as " Pr. T"eacher in John 
Clarkes howse in S* Edmondsbury, & 
John Parish's in Sudbury." On the 
death of Owen Stockton (31 May 1630- 
31 Aug. 1680), ejected, 1662, from the 
town lectureship at Colchester, Ess., and 
subsequently preaching alternately at 
Ipswich and Colchester, Folkes succeeded 
him at Colchester, taking only ;£io a year 
for horse hire. His disablement probably 
dated from the beginning of 1689, when 
John Meadows [q.v.] removed to Bury St. 
Edmunds, and Samuel Bury began work 
there in the other {i.e. Presbyterian) con- 
gregation. {B. Bs. C. E. P. T. V.) [38, 

FORBES, JAMES, M.A. (1630—31 May 
1712). C. Of King'sCoU., Aberdeen; M.A. , 
1648; incorp. at Oxford, 31 May 1654. 
Weekly preacher at Gloucester cathedral 
(Aug. 1654), where he gathered a church ; 
ejected, 1660. A report of Jan. 1664 
states that " Forbes now lives at Clapham 
as a Shoemaker." He suffered imprison- 
ments. Licensed, 22 May 1672, as 
" Congr. Teacher in the howse of Samson 
Bacons in Glocester " ; also Feb. 1672/3, 
as " Independ' Teacher in the Barne of 
Charles Eliot of Stinchcomb," Glou. 
The Meeting-house in Barton Street, 
Gloucester, was built for him in 1699. 
He educated many students for the 
ministry, aided first by the Common 
Fund, afterwards by the Congregational 
Fund. The three students referred to 
(p. 47) were Thomas Willis, Josiah Hort 

iq.v.l, and a son of George Seal [?.t).], all 
of whom received grants from the Common 
Fund in 1691. Forbes, a Calvinist of 
catholic temper, was a pioneer of the 
Happy Union (p. 155). {C.F.LI. Mh. 
P. T.) [44, 47] 

FORD, STEPHEN {d. 1694). <!• Said to 
have studied at Oxford, but is not in 
Foster, and seems to have been in service 
to one of the heads of houses (probably 
ThankfuU Owen, president (1650-60) 
of St. John's CoU.). He was ejected, 
1660, from the sequestered vicarage of 
Chipping Norton, Oxfordsh. In the 
Episc. Returns, 1669, " one Ford, a 
servant to Thankful Owen " is reported 
as one of the preachers to a congregation 
of 100 "in Mill lane Att the malthouse of 
one Walker a Brewer " in the parish of St. 
Olave's, Southwark. Licence was issued, 
2 Apr. 1672, to Stephen Ford as "a 
Teacher of the Congregationall way " in 
" A certain Howse or Roome near Miles 
lane [Cannon Street] London." Here 
he ministered till death, having in his old 
age Matthew Clarke (1664-1726) [?.«.], 
from May 1692, as co- pastor. {C. P. 
T. W. Wc.) [I, 3] 

FORDHAM (' Foardham '). A grant of 
£io a year was voted to " Soham or 
ffordham on condition a minister be 
fixed." As this was confirmed, 12 D 
1692, presumably the condition was ful- 
fiUed. {M.) [13, 14] 

FORDINGBRIDGE (' Froddingbudge '). 
Ejected in this neighbourhood was 
Richard Crossen or Crossing, of Exeter 
Coll., Oxford; matric, 12 Nov. 1650; 
B.A., 1653 ; Fellow, 1654-6 ; M.A., 
1656 ; ord. by presbyters ; held a se- 
questered living near Fordingbridge ; 
ejected, 1660 ; in 1662, Seth Ward, bishop 
of Exeter, instituted him, without re- 
ordination, to the vicarages of Otterton 
and Kenton, Devon; d. 11 Jan. 1688/9. 
{C.F.) [loi] 

FORESTER, . . . Calamy mentions "M"- 
Forster " among the unbeneficed clergy, 
in and about London, silenced in 1662. 
Joseph Hussey [?.«.] preached at Ware on 
16 June 1689 for " M'' Forster," then the 
settled Minister ; he was succeeded in 
1695 by Thomas Cotton. (C. Uh.) [50] 

FOSTER, ... Ip. According to Miall, 
he was Minister at Beverley in 1689. 
Richard Moulton was licensed as Pr. 
Teacher at Beverley in 1672 ; John 
Steere, Minister there, died in 1715. {Ev. 
My. Nr. T.) [138] 

FOURNESS FELLS. [63] See Lanca- 

FOWEY (' Fowy,' ' Fowes ' ; pronounced 



Foy). Ejected here was John Tutchin 
[q.v.]. [18, 20] 

FOWKES. See Folkes 

ney. Elected a Manager, 9 May 1692, 
replacing Lucie Knightley, but never 
attended. As his appointment was con- 
veyed through John Jniin [q.v.] he is 
assumed to be of the same denomination. 
(M.) [162] 

FOWLER, STEPHEN, M.A. {b. 1625). f). 
Son of Richard Fowler of Sadbury, 
Glouc, pleb. Matric. at Lincoln Coll., 
Oxford, 10 D. 1641, aged 16 ; M.A., 
1648/9. Held (1652) the sequestered 
rectory of Crick, Northants ; ejected, 
1662. He had lived in the neighbouring 
parish of Kilsby, where his sons, Stephen 
and Timothy, were born in 1659 and 
1660. Licensed, May 1672, as " Psb " 
at his " now dwelling house in KiUesby." 
Calamy, who confuses him (as others have 
done) with Samuel Fowler, brother to 
Edward Fowler, bishop of Gloucester, 
says he was called to Newbury, Berks, 
on the death of John Woodbridge (prob- 
ably meaning Benjamin Woodbridge, 
d. I N. 1684), and died of hard study. He 
is not known to have left Northampton- 
shire. (C. F. P. T. Wc.) [76] 

(d. 1719/20). C. Entered at Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford, 7 N. 1655 ; B.A., 1658. 
Schoolmaster in Sussex ; ejected, 1662. 
Licensed, June 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in 
his howse in Arundell, ' ' Suss. In 1690 the 
Common Fund voted him, being at South- 

- wick, Hants, £6 a year " on condition he 
continue at Peterfield " ; this was paid 
till Midsummer 1692 ; shortly after this 
he removed to Deal, Kent, and ministered 
there till death. The Congregational 
Fund voted him a grant of £5 on i June 
1696. (C. Cf. F. J. M. P. T.) [loi] 

FOX, TIMOTHY (1629-May 1710). p. 
Born at Birmingham. Son of Edward 
Foxe. From Aston grammar school 
admitted pensioner at Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, 23 Mar. 1646/7, age 17 ; 
matric, 18 Mar. 1647/8 ; did not graduate. 
Studied under Billingsley at Birmingham. 
Appointed rector of Drayton, Staff., 
4 F. 1650/1 ; ordained at Whitchurch, 
Shrops., by the Bradford North Classis ; 
ejected, 1662. Removed to Derbyshire 
(1666) owing to the Five Mile Act, but 
imprisoned under it. May— Nov. 1684. 
Licensed, 25 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
his house at Tickenhall, Derb. Some 
time after 1690 ministered regularly, 
gratis, to a congregation in his house at 
Cauldwell, Derb. He is referred to (p. 26) 

as " Mr Tym: Cox." On 4 May 1691 
he was reported" as preaching at Appleby, 
Leic, " one Sabbath in y° month." (C. 
Cp. M. P. T.) [25, 26, 96] 
FOXTON, i.e. FOXON, JOHN {d. 26 Oct. 
1723). C. student at Bishop's Hall, 
Bethnal Green [q.v.], 1690 ; afterwards 
under William Paine [q.v.]. The Common 
Fund granted him, 169 1-6, £i a year 
for Witham ; the Congregational Fund 
granted him (18 May 1696) £5 for per- 
fecting his studies under Paine. Before 
1703 ministered at East Bergholt, Suff., 
removing thence to Fareham, Hants. 
In 1706 succeeded Thomas Rowe [q.v.] at 
Girdlers' Hall, Basinghall Street, London, 
where David Jennings (afterwards D.D.) 
and Henry Francis were successively 
(from 1716) his assistants. He was a 
IPinners' Hall lecturer (17 17) and sub- 
scriber at Salters' Hall, 1719. At that 
time he was hving " in Bull-Hand-Court 
in Jewen Street." {B. Cf. Ev. M. W.) 

[4. 41. 42] 

FRAMFIELD. Ejected from this vicarage 
was John Bushnell [? John Bushnall of 
Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
pensioner, 1640], a good mathematician. 
(C. V.) [112, 114] 

FRAMLINGHAM (' Framlington '). 
Ejected here was Henry Sampson, M.D. 
[q.v.]. [103] 

FRANCKLIN, ROBERT (6. 16 July 1630). 
]p. Born in London. From the grammar 
school at Woodbridge, Suff., entered 
(1645) Jesus Coll., Cambridge ; migrated 
to Queen's Coll ; matric, 1647 ; did not 
graduate. Held (Aug. 1651) the seques- 
tered rectory of Kirton, Suff. ; later, the 
sequestered vicarage of Blythburgh, Suff. ; 
finally, the sequestered vicarage of West- 
hall, Suff., of which he obtained legal 
possession (1658), but was ejected, 1662. 
Chaplain (1663) to Sir Samuel Barnardis- 
ton at Brightwell Hall, Suff. Imprisoned 
at Aylesbury, 1668 ; preaching to 100 
persons in Blue Anchor Alley, i66g. 
Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as Presb. 'Teacher 
" in his howse in Blew Anchor Alley in 
White Cross Street," London. Much 
harassed till 1687. His Meeting-house 
was in Bunhill Fields. The funeral ser- 
mon for his widow is dated 1713. He 
was one of the authors of a very popular 
tract, " A Murderer Punished ; and 
Pardoned," 1669. (C.Cm.P.lW.) [166] 


• 1630 — I O. 1698). ip. Born at Rathmell, 
parish of Giggleswick, West Riding. Son 
of John Frankland. From Giggleswick 
grammar school (1640-48) admitted minor 
pensionary at Christ's Coll., Cambridge, 



i8 May 1648 ; B.A., 1651/2 ; M.A., 1655. 
Ordained by presbyte'rs at Lanchester, 
Durh., 14 S. 1653. Chaplain to John 
Brook, at Ellenthorp Hall, Yorks {see 
Brookes, Lady Priscilla). Curate at 
Sedgfield, Durh. Designed for some post 
in Cromwell's Durham Coll., 1657. Vicar 
(1659) of Bishop Auckland, Durh. ; 
ejected, 1662. Retired to Rathmell and 
there began his Academy (' Christ's 
College ') in March 1670. Licensed, 22 
July 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse 
at Rushmilne." Under persecution, mi- 
grated with his Academy to Natland, near 
Kendal, Westmor. (1674) ; Calton Hall, 
parish of Kirkby Malham, in Craven, 
West Riding {1683) ; Hart Barrow, 
near Cartmell Fell, Lane. (1685) ; Atter- 
cUfie, near Sheffield, West Riding (1686) ; 
Rathmell, 1689, till death, though still 
frequently prosecuted. The statement 
(P- 135). misplaced in North Riding, 
cannot be correct in regard to Frankland's 
residence, though it is possible that 
worship was still carried on at Calton 
Hall, the seat of the Lamberts, and that 
Frankland sometimes preached there. 
He was buried at Giggleswick. (C. D. 
Kn. Nk. P. T. Y.) [64, 65, 71, 129, 130, 
133. 135. 136, 139] 

FRARY. [91] See Somerset 

FREEMAN, FRANCIS (d. 17 N. 1726). 
Ip. Received grants, 1691-2, as Student 
with Thos. Brand [q.v.] at Bishop's Hall, 
Bethnal Green, under the instruction of 
John Ker, M.D. [?.!/.]. Minister at 
Tooting, Surrey, from 1696 till death. 
On 7 May 171 1 the Fund voted him £1 
as share of a bequest ; on 3 N. 1712 a 
grant of ;£io was made to him ; repeated, 
6 May 1717 and 2 D. 1717 ; ;^20 on 8 June 
1719. On 3 Oct. 1720 he paid to the Fund 
an anonymous gift of £50. On 3 May 
1 725 'a grant of £5 was made to him. He 
lived at Lower Tooting. 

His son Samuel, educated under Henry 
Grove at Taunton with aid from the Fund, 
was Minister (1728-35) at Horley, Surrey. 
(Ev. M. We.) [4] 

FRENCH, SAMUEL {d. 20 Aug. 1694). 
Son of a clergyman. Matric. at Christ 
Church, Oxford, 18 O. 1654. Vicar of 
Town Malhng, Kent ; ejected, 1662. 
Licensed, i July 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in the howse of Rich: Sighurst in Town 
Malliu." Imprisoned at Maidstone, 1684, 
under the Five Mile Act, and visited in 
gaol by friends from Staplehurst, to whom- 
he became Minister till death. The 
Common Fund grant (1691) oi £^a. year 
to Staplehurst was continued after his 
death. (C. F. M. P. T.) [55, 57] 



FRIMLEY (' Frimly '). [no] 

FRODDINGBUDGE. [loi] See Hamp- 


FROME (' Froom ') SELWOOD. Ejected 
here in 1662 was John Humfrey (Jan. 
1621-1719), son of WiUiam, of St. Albans ; 
of Pembroke CoU., Oxford ; matric, 
22 Mar. 1638/9 ; B.A., 1641 ; M.A., 1647 ; 
ord. by presbyters, 1649 ; vicar of Frome 
Selwood, 1656 ; reordained, episcopally, 
without subscription, 1660, but renounced 
this ordination and destroyed the certi- 
ficates [? licensed, June 1672, being of 
Kingsbury, Som., as GraU Pr. ; his house 
at Kingsbury licensed, 30 Sept. 1672] ; 
came to London, and gathered a Congre- 
gational church, which met in Duke's 
Place (1700) and ultimately in Petticoat 
Lane ; in controversy no party man, but 
an inveterate pamphleteer ; survived all 
the Ejected except Nathan Denton, B.A. 
[?.».]. (C.D.F.T.) [92] 

(fl. 1672-91). ]p. [Richard Steel, in 
address prefixed to posthumous sermons, 
1678, by Thomas Froysell, M.A. (1610 ?- 
1672 ?), ejected from the vicarage of Clun, 
Shrops., says he left six children, but gives 
no further particulars.] Licensed, 5 S. 
1672, being of Garston, Herts, as " Pr. 
Teacher"; also,3oS. 1672, as"Pr. Teacher 
at the house of John March," Garston, 
Herts. Thisis JohnMarsh (d. Sept. 1681), 
whose estate of Garston is near Watford. 
{T. Uh.) [85] 

(1637 — 21 July 1701). Ip. Younger son 
of John Fuller, vicar of Stebbing, Ess., 
and ejected (1660) from the sequestered 
rectory of St. Martin's, Pomeroy, Iron- 
monger Lane, London. Matric. pen- 
sioner at Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 
1653 ; B.A. at Pembroke Coll., 1656 ; 
M.A. at Queen's, 1660/1 ; incorp. at 
Oxford, 14 July 1663. Curate at Wark- 
worth, Northants ; resigned as Noncon- 
formist. Alterna,ted between London 
and the West of England. Licensed, 
30 S., also, 28 Oct., 1672, being of Bristol, 
as " geniin Pr. Teacher." Died in Lon- 
don. (C. F. P. T. V.) [47] 


FUND MANAGERS. [160 sqq.'\ 




FYLDE COUNTRY is the Western part 
of the hundred of Amounderness ; the 
Common Fund granted (1691) £x2 a year 



for work here ; reduced (169s) to /lo. 
{M.) [63] 

G., S. I. See Peach, Richard 

GAINSBOROUGH (' Gainsbrough ') . [70 

1677/8). C. Born at Kingsteinton, 
Devon ; son of the vicar, Theophilus Gale, 
D.D. Entered a cpmmoner at Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford, 1647 ; demy of Magdalen 
Coll., 1648-50 ; B.A., 1649 ; Fellow, 
1650 ; M.A., 1652 ; incorp. at Cambridge, 

1656 ; preacher at Winchester Cathedral, 

1657 ; ejected from this and Fellowship, 
1660. Tutor (1660-66) to sons of Philip, 
fourth Baron Wharton, at Quainton, 
Bucks, and Caen, Normandy. In 1666 
opened an Academy at Newington Green, 
acting also as assistant and eventually suc- 
cessor to John Rowe (1626 — 12 O. 1677), 
whose congregation met in St. Andrew's 
parish, Holbom. His great work, " The 
Court of the Gentiles " (1669-78), traces 
all European languages to Hebrew, and 
the entire culture of pagan antiquity to 
Hebrew tradition. {C.-D. F. P. W.) [188] 

GALLINGTON. [92] See Somerset 
GALPINE, JOHN, B.A. {d. 2 Sept. 1698). 
]P. Matric. 'pleb.' at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
25 July 1655; rem. to New Inn Hall; 
B.A., 1658. He was the fourth holder in 
succession of the sequestered vicarage of 
Yarcombe, Devon ; ejected, 1660 ; served 
the chapelry of Ashpriors, Som. ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of the preachers to 42 persons 
" At the houses of William Doble, Thomas 
Proctor ais Matthewes, Robert Hucker 
& John Slape " in Thurlbear, Som. ; also 
as one of the preachers to 60 persons " At 
the houses of Robert Selleck & Skinner " 
in Lydeard St. Lawrence, Som. ; also as 
one of the preachers to 400 persons at 
eleven houses in West Monkton, Som. ; 
also as one of the preachers to an un- 
certain number " At the house of one 
Harnham " in Oake, Som. ; also as one 
of the preachers to 200 persons " At the 
houses of Henry Henly Esq'' & John 
Bennett " in Winsham, Som. ; also to 
20 persons at Stoke St. Mary, Som., in the 
houses of the same persons as at Thurl- 
bear, above ; also as one of two preachers 
to 60 persons " At the houses of M'' 
Edward Blake & M' Edward Brampton "in 
Dunster, Som. ; also as sole preacher to an 
uncertain number " At the hoase of George 
Skinner" in Brompton - Ralph, Som.; 
also as one of the preachers to an un- 
certain number at six houses in BicknoUer 
and Stogumber, Som. ; also as one of the 

preachers to 80 persons' " At the houses 
of Joseph Stocker and John Day " in 
Wiveliscombe, Som. ; also as sole preacher 
to an uncertain number "At the house of 
EUzabeth BumoU " in Harford, Som. ; 
also as one of two preachers to 40 persons 
" At the houses of Lancellott Ceely and 
John Musgrove " in Holford, Som. ; also 
as one of the preachers to 260 persons at 
eight houses in Bridgwater, Som. ; lastly 
as one of the preachers to 90 persons at 
four houses in North Petherton, Som. ; 
this long Ust testifies to nothing out 
of the common on the preacher's part, 
but only to the vigilance of informers. 
Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in the howse of Rob: Sellerke in 
the Parish of Laurence Liddiard, Somer- 
set." In 1689 he settled at Totnes, and 
there died. {Em. F. P. T. Wc.) [31, 33] 
GALPINE, JOHN, secundus (d. 24 Nov. 

1712). IP. (Em.) [31, 33] 
GARDNER, JOHN (b. 1624). Ip. Bom 
in Somerset. Son of John Gardner. 
Matric. at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 9 July 
1641, aged 17. Held (after 1653) the 
sequestered rectory of Staplegrove, Som. ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers to 400 
persons at West Monkton, Wellington, 
and Bucklaud, Som. ; also to 60 persons 
" At the houses of John Gardner & 
George Bindon " in Staplegrove ; also to 
many persons at Oake, Som. ; also to 
260 persons at various houses in Bridg- 
water, Som. Licensed, 19 Apr. 1672, 
being of Bridgwater, as " Pr. Teacher in 
any hcensed place." He was pastor at 
Bridgwater, 1676-9. His connection with 
Yeovil is a new fact. (C. F. Mh. P. T. 
Wc.) [91, 93] 
GATCHELL, EDWARD (fl. 1672-1690). 
"SB, Two licences, without date of issue, 
but evidently belonging to 30 S. 1672, 
run thus : " The house of Edwd Gatchell 
of Pitminster Som'set Pr. Licence to ye 
said Gatchell to Teach att his house 
abovesd Anab : t " (T.) [92, 93, 94, 
GAYLARD, ROBERT, B.A. (d. 14 Feb. 
1697). Ip. Matric. at St. John's Coll., 
Oxford, 27 F. 1650/1 ; B.A., 1653. Held 
the perpetual curacy of Ide (pron. Ede), 
Devon ; ejected, 1662. Retired to 
Exeter. Signed the thanks of Devon 
Ministers, 22 Mar. 1672. Licensed, 11 
Apr. 1672, being of Exeter, as " a 
Grail Pr. Teacher." Minister of Bow 
Meeting, Exeter, in conjunction with 
Robert Atkins [?.u.] and John Hoppin 
[q.v.-]. (C. Em. F. Mh. P. T.) [30] 



GEDDINGTON. Ejected from this vicar- 
age was Thomas Elborowe, who after- 
wards conformed. Son of John Elborowe, 
farmer, of Haselbeech, Northants ; from 
Peterborough school entered St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 30 Apr. 
1639, age nearly 17 ; B.A., 1642/3 ; d. 
15 Apr. 1675. (C. Jo. V.) [76, 77] 

GEDNEY (' Gedley '). [71] 

GENEVA. [50] 

GIDLEIGH (' Cudleigh'). [32] 

Sept. 1711). Ip. Matric. at Exeter Coll., 
Oxford, ' gent.', 17 Mar. 1653/4 : B.A., 
1657; M. A., 1660. Episcopally ordained. 
Lived on his estate at Exeter, and oc- 
casionally preached ; silenced, 1662. 
Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, being of Exeter, 
as " Presb. Teacher in any licensed place." 
Settled eventually at Great Marlow, 
Bucks, and there died. He received 
Fund grants of £4 a year for Great Marlow, 
1703-9. (C. Em. F. P. T.) [38] 

GILBERT, THOMAS, B.D. (1613— 15 July 
1694). C. Son of William Gilbert, of 
Prees, Shropsh., pleb. Matric. at St. 
Edmund Hall, Oxford, 13 N. 1629, aged 
16; B.A., 1633; M.A., 1638; B.D., 
1648 ; Chaplain of Magdalen Coll., 1656- 
1660. Vicar of Nash, Monm., 1635 ; vicar 
of St. Lawrence, Reading, 1647-50 ; vicar 
of Over Winchendon, Bucks, and rector of 
Edgmond, Shrops., 1649 ; ejected from 
Edgmond, 1660, from Winchendon, 1662. 
He published a tract, ' Vindiciae supremi 
Dei Dominii,' 1655, dedicated to Crom- 
well, in which, though a strong Calvinist, 
he maintained against John Owen, D.D. 
[q.v.'], that pardon is possible without a 
satisfaction ; he also held that aU sins, 
past, present, and to come, were pardoned 
at once (posthumous tract of 1695, which 
had been approved by Owen). The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of several preachers to 80 persons at 
Whitchurch, Shrops. Retiring to Oxford, 
he was licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as a general 
Congr. Teacher. In 1687 he opened a 
Meeting-house in St. Peter's parish. On 
10 Nov. 1690 he received £'i from an 
anonymous donation of £$0 through 
Matthew Rapier \_q.v.']. The Common 
Fund granted him (1690-93) £& a year. 
In 1691-92 (when Calamy enjoyed his 
society at Oxford) he attended alternately 
at the Anglican and Presbyterian services. 
He was famed as a writer of epitaphs, 
including those for Thomas Goodwin, 
D.D. [?.u.], and John Owen, D.D. (C. Cm. 
D. F. M. P. Sm. T.) [7, 85] 

GILL of Carhouse, near Rotherham, a 

friend of OUver Heywood [q.v.], who often 
mentions him in his diaries from 1678. 
In 1692 he was High Sheriff of Yorkshire. 
Heywood waited on him at the York 
Assizes in March of that year. [Dy. Hh. 
Ht.) [130] 

GILL, JEREMIAH (1668-Jan. 1708/9). 
C. Entered Frankland's Academy, 10 
Jan. 1686/7. Lived (1689-97) with 
Timothy JoUie [q.v.'] as his pupU and, 
subsequently, assistant. On 23 Feb. 
1 690/ 1 the Fund awarded him a ' gift ' of 
£i "if he give himself to the ministry." 
On 4 May 1691 he was certificated as 
having finished his course of studies. In 
1691 he was preaching at Pontefract. In 
1697 he became Minister of the Hull con- 
gregation afterwards meeting in Dagger 
Lane. In 1698 he was ordained, and a 
new Meeting-house built. Being in bad 
health, he went for change of air to York, 
and there died, about 23 Jan. 1708/9, 
aged 40 years. 

His son, Jeremiah (d. 1758), educated 
under Timothy Jollie [(?.u.], was Minister 
at Fulwood, West Riding. His grandson, 
Jeremiah (d. 1796), was Minister at Gains- 
borough, Line. (Fr. Ht. M. Ma. My. Nk. 
Nr. Ps. Wm.) [133I 

GILL, JOSEPH Cfl. 1672 -1694). C. 
Licensed, 25 July 1672, being " of 
Stockton upon Tine," i.e. Tees, Nor- 
thumb., as " Grail Congr. Teacher." 
He had ceased to be assistant to Richard 
Gilpin [q.v.] by 1694 (see Pell, William). 
(T.) [79] 

GILL, WIDOW. [133] 

GILLING, ISAAC (1662—20-21 Aug. 1725). 
Ip. Born at Stogumber, Som. ; elder 
son of Richard Gilling, baker. Educ. in 
the Academy at Taunton of George. 
Hammond, M.A. ; ejected from the 
rectories of Holy Trinity and St. Peter's, 
Dorchester. Ordained, 25 Aug. 1687, at 
Lyme, Dors., being then curate of Barring- 
ton with St. Mary's, Seavington, Som. 
Ceasing to conform, he became usher in 
Axminster grammar school, and preacher 
to Congregationals ; thereafter pastor of 
the Presbyterian congregation at Silverton, 
Devon ; and finally of that at Newton 
Abbot (or Newton Bushel) in Wolborough 
parish, Devon, in succession to William 
Yeo, M.A. [q.v.]. GilUng was scribe of 
the Exeter Assembly tiU 1718 ; a non- 
subscriber in 1719, he was excluded from 
the Assembly and deserted by the major- 
ity of his flock. (D.Ev.) [94] 

GILPIN, RICHARD, M.D. (1625—13 F. 
1 699/1 700). Ip, Born at Strickland- 
Kettle, parish of Kendal, Westm. ; 
baptized, 23 Oct. 1625. Second son of 



Isaac Gilpin. Educ. at Edinburgh uni- 
versity ; M.A., 30 July 1646. After 
preaching at Lambeth ; as assistant 
to John Wilkins (afterwards bishop of 
Chester) at the Savoy ; and at Durham 
Cathedral ; he obtained (1652) the se- 
questered rectory of Greystoke, Cumb., 
and organised his parish on the Congre- 
gational model, though he would have 
preferred the Presbyterian (not adopted 
in Cumberland). In Aug. 1653 he was 
a founder of the voluntary association of 
Cumberland and Westmorland Ministers. 
Cromwell appointed him visitor to his 
projected coUege at Durham (1657). 
At the Restoration he declined the See of 
Carhsle, resigned Greystoke (2 F. 1660/1), 
and retired to his manor of Scaleby 

■ Castle, Cumb., preaching in the large 
hall. In 1662 he removed to Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, where the Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of " four Ringleaders 
& Speakers." Licence was made out, 
16 Apr. 1672, for him as " Presb. Teacher 
in a Place called the Moothall in Castle 
garth, Newcastle," but this was " not ap- 
proved nor given out " ; but licence was 
given him, 13 May 1672, under the name 
of ' John Gilpin,' as " Pr. GraH Teacher." 
His house, Scaleby Castle, was hcensed 
5 Sept. 1672. He graduated M.D. at 
Leiden, 6 July 1676, and had much repute 
as a physician, in addition to his fame as 
a preacher at Newcastle, till death. (C. 
D. N. P. T. Wc.) [22, 79] 

GILSBOROW. [78] See Northamptonshire 

GILSON, DANIEL (1657 ?-8 F. 1727/8). 
]p. Son of Thomas Gilson (see Barking). 
First Minister at St. Helen's Lane, Col- 
chester. (£.) [38] 

CLAMORGANSHIRE. [143, 144, 145, 

GLANVILL, JOHN, B.A. (1630 or 1631- 
1693 ?). John Glanvill, aged 16, son of 
John Glanvill of Honiton, Devon, gent., 
and John Glanvill, aged 15, son of Richard 
Glanvill, of Honiton, Devon, gent., matric. 
together at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 16 D. 
1646 ; B.A., together, 15 June 1650. 
One of these two was curate at St. James' , 
Taunton ; ejected, 1662. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to 42 persons at Thrulbere, 
Som. ; also to 400 persons at various 
houses in West Munkton, Som., and 
places adjacent ; also to 120 persons in 
St. James's parish, Taunton, Som. ; also 
to 20 persons at Stoke St. Mary, Som. 
Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in his howse," St. James's parish, 
Taunton. Here he continued to preach 
till death. (C. F. P. T.) [92] 

GLASCOCK, FRANCIS {d. 1706 ?). [p. 
Read lectures privately to some of 
Charles Morton's former pupils, after 
1685. Minister at Drury Lane, West- 
minster. Attended as a Manager of the 
reconstituted Fund on 7 D. 1702. Chosen, 
1705, a lecturer at Pinners' Hall, though 
a Presbyterian, in succession to Thomas 
Rowe. In 1706 Glascock was succeeded 
by John Collins, secundus (see ColUns, 
John, M.A,). After his death, Robert 
Trail, M.A. [?.w.], published, " Some 
Propositions Concerning The Two Cove- 
nants : Whether the Gospel be a New 
Law ; and Repentance be a Condition of 
Justification. By the late . . . Francis 
Glascock," 1708. This is against the 
positions of Daniel Williams, D.D. [^.f.]. 
Trail, in his Preface (8 Apr. 1708), em- 
phasises the fact that " M'' Glascock was 
a Presbyterian." (M. W.) [2] 
GLASGOW (' Glasco '). [49, 182] 
GLASTONBURY. Ejected here was 

Samuel Winney [q.v.']. [94] 
[?GLE]DDALL, i.e. probably GLEDHILL, 
JOHN (1661 — 10 Dec. 1727). C. Born 
at Norland, parish of Hahfax, Yorks. 
Entered Frankland's Academy, i O. 
1679. Preacher at Mooriield, Yorks. 
Member of the Congregational church at 
Topclifie, W.R., 1691. Minister at Moor 
Lane, Colchester, from Dec. 1693 (dis- 
missed from Topcliffe to this charge, 15 
July 1694) tiU death. Died at Colchester. 
(Fr. Fun. Serm. by John Barker, 1728 ; 
My.) [2] 
GLEMSFORD (' Glensford '). [107] 
GLOUCESTER (' Glocester '). Ejected 
here was James Forbes, M.A. [?.«.]. 
Calamy inserts here Increase Mather, D.D. 
(1639 — 23 Aug. 1723), though admitting 
that he was not one of the ejected ; he 
left Gloucester before the Restoration ; 
it was in Guernsey that, refusing to con- 
form, he dechned a benefice, and returned 
to New England. (C. D.) [44, 45, 124] 
GLOUCESTERSHIRE. [44, 45, 47, 145, 
155, 168, 176, 181] Only the headings 
" Gloucester " are in the earKest hand- 
writing ; the remainder in that of the 
Book-keeper. The returns are numbered 
from 59 to 147 (most of them 61) and 45 
in 1691. 

Beeslie or Bizly is Bisley [q.v.']. 

Burton, or Burton on the water, is 
Bourton on the Water [g.u.]. 

Cambden is Chipping Campden. 

Cleave or Cleeve is Bishops Cleeve. 

Colford is Coleford. 

Cos Pawn is Colesbourne. 

Elverton is Elberton [g'.w.]. 

Ranger is Raageworth. 



Tuexbery is Tewkesbury [q.v.]. 
Wooton under hedge is Wotton under 
Edge [q.v.]. 

GODALMING. [109, no] 

GODMAN, HENRY, B.A. (1630 — 29 Jan. 
1702/3). C. I Born at Lewes, Suss. From 
Merchant Taylors' School, London, ad- 
mitted pensioner at Peterhouse, Cam- 
bridge, 17 Apr. 1647, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1 650/ 1. Held the sequestered rectory of 
Rodmell, Suss. ; ejected, 1660, though 
the former rector, Thomas Crundy, died 
in 1 65 1. Lived in London ; preached at 
South Mailing, Lewes, 29 May 1670, 
when his hearers were heavily fined. 
Licensed, 2 Apr. 1672, as " Teacher of 
the Congregationall way in Upper Dept- 
ford." Licence was also granted, 19 
Apr. 1672, for the house of John Savage 
on London Bridge as a " Congregationall 
Meeting place " ; the application for this 
had mentioned Godman as the preacher. 
He died in charge at Deptford, having 
been pastor there for 29 years. (C. Lh. 
P. Ph. T. V. We.) [55, 187] 

GOLDHAM, THOMAS, M.A. {fl. 1640- 
1690). Ip. Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., 
Cambridge, 1640 ; B.A., 1643/4 ; M.A., 
1647. Ejected from the vicarage of 
Burwash, Suss. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in his howse at Bur- 
wash." He died before 1715. (C. Ev. 
P. T. V.) [113] 

GOMERSAL (' Gummershall '). Then a 
township in Birstall parish, now vicarage. 


GOODCHILD, JOHN {d. 1711 ?). C. 
The Common Fund voted him (26 June 
1693), as a Student under John Langston 
[q.v.], £8 a year "when the Fund can 
bear it." In 1704; being then, with his 
wife and three sisters, among those attend- 
ing the Congregational church at Green 
Yard, Ipswich, he was invited to the 
pastorate of the Congregational church, 
Yarmouth, but declined as " neither fit 
nor willing." His wife was a widow 
before March 171 1, when she became a 
member of the Ipswich church. {B. M.) 
[108, 172] 

GOODWIN, JOHN, M.A. (1594-1665). C. 
Born in Norfolk. Matric. sizar at 
Queen's Coll., Cambridge, 1612 ; B.A., 
1615/6 ; Fellow, 1617 ; M.A., 1619. 
After preaching in various places, came 
to London, 1632, and became vicar (1633) 
of St. Stephen's, Coleman Street. He 
now inclined to Congregationalism, was 
practically an Arminian, and soon a re- 
publican. Ejected, 1645, he set up a 
Congregational church in Coleman Street, 
regaining the use of the church, 1649-57 ; 

yet in 1654 he is returned as holding the 
rectory of East Barnet. (La.) Thomas 
Firmin (June 1632 — 20 D. 1697). ^^^ 
philanthropic Unitarian, was one of his 
hearers, and took down his sermons m 
shorthand. He translated {1648) part of 
the " Stratagemata Satanae " of the 
broadly tolerant Acontius, but went 
beyond him, maintaining that error in 
fundamentals may be innocent, and would 
have men " call more for light and less 
for fire from heaven." Even denial of 
the Trinity he will not treat as " damnable 
heresy," for orthodoxy is a doctrine of 
inference. Obtaining indemnity at the 
Restoration, he kept up his Coleman 
Street flock. After 1662 he fled to Leigh, 
Ess. (see his letters to his wife, Sarah, in 
S.P. Dom., 1663, 1664), and died (in 
Essex ?) during the plague year ; buried 
in London on 3 Sept. He was an in- 
defatigable writer. (Cc.D.V.) [188] 
GOODWIN, THOMAS, D.D. (5 O. 1600- 
23 F. 1679/80). C. Born at Rollesby, 
Norf. Entered Christ's Coll., Cambridge, 
25 Aug. 1613 ; matric. pensioner, 1614 ; 
B.A., 1616 ; removed to Catherine Hall, 
1619 ; M.A., 1620 ; Fellow ; B.D., 1630. 
Lecturer at Trinity Church, Cambridge, 
1628 ; vicar, 1632. On becoming Con- 
gregational, resigned, 1634, and removed 
to London. Fled to Holland, 1639, and 
became pastor of the English church at 
Amheim. Returning (1640) to London, 
he gathered a church in the parish of 
St. Dunstan's;in-the-East. Covenanted 
member of the Westminster Assembly, 
1643, and a leader of the Dissenting 
Brethren. Had a gathered church at St. 
Michael's, Crooked Lane (1648), but the 
Fourth Presb. Classis would not permit 
him to celebrate the Lord's Supper there. 
Chaplain to the CouncU of State, 1649. 
President of Magdalen CoU., Oxford, 
1650 (where also he had a gathered church ; 
see Howe, John), and D.D., 1653. One 
of the leaders at the Savoy Conference 
(1658) when the Westminster Confession 
was revised on Congregational principles. 
Fellow of Eton College, 1658/9. Ejected, 
18 May 1660. Formed in London the 
Congregational church, afterwards re- 
moved to Fetter Lane. Licensed, 2 Apr. 
1672, " to be a Teacher of the Congre- 
gationall way in his owne howse in 
Cripplegate parish." From his habit of 
wearing two double skuU-caps, he was 
lampooned as " D^ Nine-caps." He 
" prayed with his hatt on and sitting."' 
Buried in Bunhill Fields, with epitaph by 
Thomas Gilbert [q.v.l. (D. F. Fc. Rr. Sm. 
T. V. W.) [188] 



GOODWIN, THOMAS, secundus (1650 ?- 
1716 ?). C. Son of Thomas Goodwin, 
D.D. [g.v.]. Educated in England and 
Holland. Evening lecturer (1678) at a 
cofEee-house in Exchange Alley, London. 
Travelled in Europe (i683-July 1684), 
and then became colleague to Stephen 
Lobb [q.v.] at Fetter Lane. Minister after 
Lobb's death (1699) at Pinner, Midx., 
where he had an estate, and maintained 
an Academy for training Ministers. 
Strongly against Daniel Williams [q.v.'] 
in the Crispiau controversy. {£). We.) 


GORWOOD, JOHN {d. 1720). Born in 
Yorkshire. Entered Frankland's Aca- 
demy, 3 June 1688. The Fund granted 
him (2 Mar. 1690/1) a ' gift ' of ;£4 " for 
one halfe yeare." He had grants of ;£io 
(1691-2) as a Student in Scotland, and 
in 1693 " for necessities." During his 
ministry he had a £5 grant (1706/7), 
" being very infirm " (? at Revesby, 
Lines) ; a ;£io grant (1711), being " lately 
minister of Boston " and " very dis- 
tressed " ; also, in 1713/4, at Hull. In 
1715 he is reported disabled ; a grant of 
£10 was made him (1718/9) in an illness 
from which he made no recovery. He 
was " of Hull, a Min'' " when he died, 
and his burial was on 2 or 3 May 1720. 
{Fr. Hi. M. N/t. Nr.) [136] 

GOSPORT. [100] 

GOUDHURST {' Goudherst '). Ejected 
here was Edward Bright [? of Clare Hall, 
Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 161 7 ; 
B.A., 1620/1 ; M.A., 1624] ; vicar of 
Goudhurst, 1639 ; ejected. 1662 ; de- 
scribed as a silkman at the Golden Fleece, 
Lombard Street, 1669 ; preaching at 
Goudhurst and Marden, Kent, in 1669 ; 
persons who knew his wife's gift of 
tongue were of opinion " that it fell out 
very well, that he was pretty thick of 
hearing." (C. K. T. V.) [55, 56] 

GOUGE, ROBERT {1631 ?-Oct. 1705). C. 
Born at Great Yarmouth, Norf. ; son of 
Robert Gooch. From Bungay grammar 
school, Suff., admitted minor pensionary 
at Christ's CoU., Cambridge, 11 Mar. 
1646/7, in 17th year. Master of the 
grammar school and preacher at one of 
the churches in Maldon, Ess. Rector, 
1652, of St. Helen's, Ipswich, where he 
had a gathered church ; ejected, 1662. 
Continued in Ipswich till he succeeded 
John Sames (d. Dec. 1672) as pastor at 
CoggeshaU, Ess. The Fund Minutes 
report him (2 N. 1691) as having ;^5o a 
year and some estate. . Hence an allow- 
ance of £5 a year formerly made to him by 
Matthew Barker [?.!>.] was discontinued. 

Calamy says " a decay of his Intellectuals 
through Age gave him his Quietus." 

His son, Thomas (i665?-8 Jan. 1700/1), 
of Amsterdam and London, a famous 
preacher, was chosen a Pinners' Hall 
lecturer in place of Daniel Williams, ex- 
cluded 1694. (C. D. M. P.) [39] 

GOUGH, WILLIAM, B.A. (1627 ?-i693 ?). 
]p. Eldest son of Edward Gough, 
rector of Great Cheverell, Wilts. Matric. 
at Queens' Coll., Cambridge, 1645/6 : 
B.A., 1647/8. Taught school and 
preached without benefice at War- 
minster, Wilts ; rector of Inkpen, Berks ; 
ejected, 1662. Removed in 1666 to 
Earlstoke, Wilts, and lived there till two 
years before his death. Licensed, 13 
May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his own 
howse in Stoke, Wilts," i.e. Earl Stoke, 
between Warminster and Devizes. Signed 
the thanks from Wilts Ministers. De- 
chned, on Protestant grounds, to present 
Address of thanks to James II. at Bath 
in 1687. Pastor both at Devizes and at 
Brook in Westbury parish, Wilts, and 
lecturer in turn at Salisbury. Succeeded 
Matthew Pemberton [(/.f.] as pastor at 
Marlborough, Wilts. He was aged 66 at. 

His son, Strickland Gough {d. 1718), 
assistant Minister at Lewin's Mead, 
Bristol, 1699-1708, and after dismissal 
thence, assistant Minister at Tucker 
Street, Bristol, 1710-17, was father of 
Strickland Gough (secundus), author of 
" An Enquiry into the Causes of the Decay 
of the Dissenting Interest," 1730, who 
conformed soon after, and was Uving in 
1751. (C. Ci. D. Mh. P. T.) [92, 123] 

GOULD, JOHN. Q. Probably son of 
Madam Gould [q.v.]. [166] 

GOULD, MADAM. C. Widow of John 
Gould, Esq. (1616-1679), of Clapham, 
Surrey (one of the Agents for obtaining 
Indulgences in 1672), whose former wife, 
Honoria, died in i66i. (Ly. Pr. T.) [2] 

GRACE, EDWARD {d. 1714 ?), Q. Min- 
ister at Clapham, 1690 ?-i7i4 ? Moses 
Lowman (1680 — 3 May 1752) was his 
assistant from 1710, and ordained pastor 
in 1714. Manager (1696) of the Congre- 
gational Fund. (Cf. Ev. We.) [165] 

(i N. 1607 — 22 O. 1689). ]p. Born at 
Atherstone, Warw. ; third son of Francis 
Grew, a layman of good estate. From 
tuition under an uncle at Reading, he 
entered Balhol Coll., Oxford, 1624 ; B.A., 
1628/9 ; M.A., 1632 (1635 ?) ; B.D. and 
D.D., 1651. Master of Atherstone 
grammar school, 1632 ; vicar of St. 
Michael's, Coventry, 1642 ; member of 



the Kenilworth Classis; ejected, 1662. 
He was strongly against the execution of 
Charles I. He resumed his ministry at 
Coventry in 1665, was driven away (i656) 
by the Five Mile Act ; yet the Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report a conventicle at 
Coventry held by him and others. 
Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in the howses of Edmund Kirton, John 
Basnet & Thomas Jessen in Coventry." 
From this time he maintained his ministry 
(with gaps due to imprisonment) till his 
death. The Leather Hall (St. Nicholas' 
Hall, West Orchard) was fitted up as a 
Meeting-house for him in 1687. He 
married (1637) the widowed mother of 
Henry Sampson, M.D. [q.v.']. (Bt. C. D. 
F. Hn. P. Si. T.) [117, 118, 119, 179] 

GRACE, WILLIAM, M.A. {d. 1699). ©. 
Matric. sizar at Clare HaU, Cambridge, 
1627; B.A., 1629/30; M.A., 1633. 
[?Held (after 1644) the sequestered rectory 
of Rearsby, Leic] Vicar of Shenston, 
Staff. ; ejected, 1662. He took a farm 
in Staffordshire, but was compelled by 
the Five Mile Act to leave it in 1666. 
[?The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching to " about 20 Presbyterians " 
at Rearsby.] Licensed, 10 June 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher " at " the howse of John 
Panell in Rugely," Staff. It seems 
probable that the Rearsby rector and 
the Shenston vicar were father and son. 
Both were nearly related to Archbishop 
Sheldon, who ultimately took care of two 
of the rector's children. The Common 
Fund granted (1690) £5 a year to Grace 
at Shenston, continued to Sept. 1699, 
(C. M. P. T. V. Wc.) [96, 97] 

it Grassestreete, Strype calls it Grass 
Church Street. These names come from 
the parish church of St. Benet (demohshed 
1867) " called Grasse Church," says 
Stow, " of the Herbe market there kept " 
— an unlikely story, since the church in 
1181-1204 appears as St. Benedict de 
Garcherche, and the market was not a 
herb-market, but from the time of Edward 
I. was the City corn-market, also for 
cheese and malt. The street was often 
called Gracious Street, especially by 
Quakers. (George Fox died in White 
Hart Court, on the west side, near 
the top.) The adaptation, Gracechurch 
Street, has survived as its modern name. 
(Lo. SI. St.) [2] 

Member of the congregation of Matthew 
Mead [q.v.'\. Attended as Manager of 
the Common Fund, 20 Oct. 1690 ; last 
attendance, 2 Jan. 1692/3 ; his subscrip- 

tion was in arrear at Midsummer, 1693. 
Manager (1695) of the Congregational 
Fund. (C/. Co. M.) [162, 166] 


GRANTHAM ('Grantam'). Ejected here 
were (i) John Starkey, M.A. [q.v.'] ; (2) 
Henry Vaughan, M.A. [? of Wadham Coll. 
Oxford ; M.A., 6 July 1652] ; vicar of 
Grantham ; ejected, 1662 ; licensed, 
8 May 1672, being of Spitalfields, as 
Grail Pr. Teacher ; went twice to the 
Bermudas, and there died. (C.F.T.) [71] 

GRANTS to Ministers [175-9] ; to Congre- 
gations [179-80] ; to Students [180-83] 

GRAY'S INN LANE ran in a north-westerly 
direction from Holborn to the Hampstead 
Road. Its lower portion, from Holborn 
to Euston Road, is now known as Gray's 
Inn Road. (Lo. SI.) [3] 

GREEK. [182] 

M.A. Matric. at Pembroke HaU (now 
CoUege), Cambridge, 1646 ; B.A., 1647/8 ; 
FeUow; M.A., 1651. (C.P.V.) [51] 

GREEN, JOHN, B.A. (1629? -17 Feb. 
1709/10). C. Born at Cambridge. Son 
of John Greene. From a Cambridge 
school admitted sizar at Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, 6 Jan. 1646/7, aet. 17 ; B.A., 
1650/1. John Green, ScoUer," was ad- 
mitted as member of the Congregational 
church, Yarmouth, on 4 O. 1655 ; becom- 
ing vicar of Tunstead, Norf., he was dis- 
missed, 26 Apr. 1659, to the Congregational 
church in that parish ; ejected (1660 ?). 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching at Tunstead " Att one Chris- 
topher Applebyes " ; also as one of the 
preachers to "40 or 50 Presbyterians & 
Independ's Att the house of Robert 
Wright & sometimes of John Gogle " at 
Trunch, Norf. ; also as one of the 
preachers " all laymen," to " sometimes 
60 sometimes 100 Independents Att the 
house of Jeoffery DalHson " at Fritton, 
Norf. Licensed, 10 May 1672, as 
Teacher " in the house of William 
Newson in Dickleburgh County Norfolke, 
Congregationall " ; also, 10 June 1672, 
as " Congr. Teacher in Edm. Bells howse 
at Dilham, Norf." ; also, 9 D. 1672, as 
" Congr. TeacRi' at his owne house in 
Tunstead." His church book begins 
(1680) with seven members. From 1697 
to 1707 he preached both at Tunstead and 
at Bradfield, Norf. Residing latterly at 
North Walsham, Norf., he preached only 
at Bradfield. (B. Cp. T. V.) [72] 


GREENSTEAD, EAST. [112] See Sussex 




TIMOTHY (j«. 1690-1749). ip. Minister 
at Dufifield, Derb., 1703-49, receiving from 
the Fund ^8 a year ; reduced to £(> from 
1723, when the main duty seems to have 
fallen on Richard Rogerson, his colleague, 
and latterly on Samuel Statham, his 
successor. [Ev. M.) [127] 
GREENWOOD, DANIEL (fl. 1690-1736). 
]p. Educ. under John Woodhouse [q.v.]. 
His lecture at Wolverhampton is not 
otherwise known. Minister at Stamford, 
Lines, 1697-1701, with yearly grant of £6 
from the Fund ; at the Old Meeting 
House, Birmingham, 1 702-1 730 ; col- 
league there to William Turton Iq.v.'], and 
also preaching at West Bromwich, Staff., 
for which he received from the Fund £5 
a year, 1713-15 ; on Turton's death he 
became responsible also for Oldbury, 
Staff., receiving from the Fund for it, 
from 1723, £5 a year, which he shared, 
1723-32, with his assistant, Edward 
Brodhurst {1691 — 21 July 1730), who had 
been his successor at Stamford, and was 
" in needy Circumstances." It is curious 
that though Brodhurst died in 1730 (he 
was buried at St. Philip's, Birmingham, 
on 24 July 1730), his name is given in the 
Minutes as sharing the Fund grant with 
Greenwood till 1732. In 1732 Daniel 
Mattock (who had also begun his ministry 
at Stamford) became sole Minister at the 
Old Meeting House, Birmingham, and 
Greenwood sole Minister at Oldbury till 
1736. {Bh. Ev. M. N. To. Wb.) [77, 99] 
GREW, JONATHAN, M.A. (1626-1711). 
]p. Born at Atherstone, Warw. ; eldest 
son of Jonathan Grew (d. 1646), eldest 
son of Francis Grew (see Grace). Matric. 
sizar, at Pembroke HaU, Cambridge, 
1646 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 1655. 
Curate to his uncle's stepson, Henry 
Sampson [q.v.'\, at FramUngham, Suff. ; 
ejected, 1660. Tutor in the family of 
Lady Hales, first at Coventry, afterwards 
at Caldecote HaU, Warw. Bishop Hacket 
offered him (1662) a prebend at Lichfield 
and the rectory of Caldecote. He kept 
school at Newington Green. He began 
work at St. Albans (perhaps serving it at 
first from London) much earlier than 
Urwick supposed. The Meeting-house in 
Dagnal Lane was built in 1697, and Grew 
ministered in it till death. On 8 Jan. 
1710/1 the Fund voted him a grant oi £j, 
to which Benjamin Grosvenor added £'i. 
He was buried in the Abbey, close by the 
shrine of St. Alban. [C.D.P.Uk. V.) [50] 
GRIFFITH, GEORGE, M.A, (1619-1691). 
C. Born in Montgomerysh. Was in 
service before entering at Magdalen Hall, 

Oxford ; matric, 2 Nov. 1638, aged 19 ; 
B.A., 1642. Removed to Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge ; M.A., 1645. Ap- 
pointed, 6 June 1648, in the place of the 
ejected preacher at the Charter House, 
London. Held also a week-day lecture 
at St. Bartholomew's-by-the-Exchange. 
Appointed, 20 March 1654, one of Crom- 
well's " triers." He was scribe to the 
conference of Congregational Ministers 
at the Savoy (Oct. 1658) to revise the 
Westminster Confession in their sense. 
Ejected, 1660. Signedthe declaration, Jan. 
1 66 1, against the Fifth-monarchy rising 
under Thomas Venner. Preached at 
various places in London, 1663—64. In 
1666, after the Fire, preached openly in 
London. Licensed, 22 Apr. 1672, as 
Congr. Teacher in his own house, Addle 
Street, Wood Street, London. In or 
before 1682 his congregation met in 
Girdlers' Hall, Basinghall Street. In 
1683 he was under suspicion of complicity 
with the Rye House plot. His death was 
reported to the Fund Managers on 14 Dec. 
1691. (C. F. M. P. T. W.) [142, 145, 
154, 160, 164, 168, 181] 
GRIFFITH, ROGER (d. Oct. 1708). Re- 
ceived grants, 169 1-2, as Student at first 
with Thomas Brand Iq.v.] at Bishop's 
Hall, Bethnal Green [q.v.], and under the 
instruction of John Ker, M.D. [q.v.'] ; 
and, 1693, for study at Utrecht. Became 
Minister at Abergavenny, Monm. On 
the death, 7 Sept. 1697, of Samuel Jones, 
M.A. iq.v.'], Griffith succeeded him as 
Tutor, removing the Academy to Aber- 
gavenny. In Dec. 1698, having then 
five pupils, he was " incUned to con- 
formity." In 1702 he gave up the 
Academy, conformed, and by the interest 
of Robert Harley (afterwards first earl of 
Oxford) became rector of New Radnor 
(1706) and Archdeacon of Brecon. His 
death (according to the parish register 
of New Radnor) occurred " soon after " 
10 Oct. 1708, his daughter Margaret 
having been baptized " about " that time. 
(C. (under John Weaver [q.v.]) Ch. (1852) 
J e. M. Information from Rev. O. G. Owen.) 


GRINSTEAD, EAST. Ejected from 
this vicarage in 1662 was Christopher 
Snell, of Queens' Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1642 ; B.A., 1644/5 ; 
preaching to Independents at his house 
in East Grinstead, 1669 ; licensed, 13 
May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house at 
East Grinstead ; his house licensed, same 
date. (C. T. V.) [112] 

GUESTWICK. Ejected here was John 
Hooker, of Magdalen Coll., Oxford ; 



clerk, 1653-58 ; B.A., 23 July 1653 ; 
M.A., 1655 ; held the vicarage of Guest- 
wick ; ejected, 1662 ; living at Wood- 
norton, Norf., 1669. (C. F. T.) [74] 

GUILDFORD. Ejected here vi^as John 
Manship (son of Samuel, of Locking, 
Som.), of Brasenose Coll., Oxford ; 
matric. pleb., g Dec. 1631, aged 18 ; B.A., 
1633/4 '' rem. to Lincoln Coll. ; M.A., 
1640/1 ; vicar of Compton-Dando, Som., 
1643 ; rector of Guildford, ejected, 1662 ; 
admitted an extra-licenciate of the College 
of Physicians, 5 June 1663 ; pfeached as 
well as practised medicine at Guildford ; 
licensed, 25 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
his house there ; his house hceused, same 
date, as Presb. meeting-place. His son 
John was Fellow of Corpus Christi Coll., 
Oxford; M.A., 1683/4; M.B., 1687/8. 
(C. F. Mu. T.) [109, no] 

GUILSBOROUGH. There was here an 
endowed grammar school, also a writing 
school. . {Np.) [78] 

GUMMERSHALL. [130] See Yorkshire, 

GUNTER, HUMFREY, M.A. {d. 23 Aug. 
1691). Born in Berkshire. Matric. as 
gent, at Merton CoD., Oxford, 25 N. 
1653 ; rem. to Magdalen Coll. ; B.A., 
1656/7 ; M.A., 1659, and Fellow. An 
oriental scholar. Ejected, 1662, from his 
Fellowship. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as preaching " at Major Dunch 
his house," Pusey, Berks, to " Many from 
severall parishes Dunch afores* cheife 
abbetf " ; Gunter " lives in Dunches 
house." He was tutor in private famiUes 
in Berks and Oxfordshire ; but " never 
ceased to preach twice every Lord's day." 
His denomination is not stated, but he 
was " of moderate principles." (C. F. 
P. T. Y.) [6, 7, 176] 

HACKNEY. Ejected here were (i) Ezekiel 
Hopkins (3 Dec. 1634 — 19 June 1690) of 
Magdalen Coll., Oxford; matric. 'serv.', 
19 Nov. 1650 ; B.A., 1653 ; M.A., 1656 ; 
lecturer at Hackney ; ejected 1662 (?) ; 
conformed ; lecturer at St. Edmund's, 
Lombard Street, and St. Mary, Woolnoth ; 
rector of St. Mary Arches, Exeter, 1666 ; 
chaplain to Lord Robartes, Lord Lieu- 
tenant of Ireland, 1669 ; archdeacon of 
Waterford, prebendary of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, 1669 ; dean of Raphoe, bishop 
of Raphoe, 1671 ; D.D. (T.C.D.), bishop 
of Derry, i68i ; lecturer of St. Mary 
Aldermanbury, 8 Sept. 1689 ; d. 19 June 
1690. {C.D.F.). (2) William Spurstowe, 
D.D. [q.v.]. [3, 4, 72, 154] 

HADDESLEY, JOHN.M.A. (1624— II June 
1699)- IP. Born at Ware, Herts. Matric. 

as John Headsley, sizar, at Corpus Christi 
Coll., Cambridge, 1640; B.A., -1643/4; 
M.A., 1647. Rector of Poole, Dors., 
1647 ; ejected, 1650, for refusing to 
obey Cromwell's order for a Thanksgiving 
day ; imprisoned, 1653, and expelled from 
Poole ; had £^0 : i6s. allowed him out of 
Lord Digby's estate. Chaplain to Sir 
Thomas Trenchard. Rector of Rock- 
bourne, Hants (donative) ; ejected, 1662. 
Remained at Rockbourne, and is reported 
in Episc. Returns, 1669, as one of three 
preachers at Fordingbridge, Hants, to 
" Presbyterians seldome lesse than 200 ; 
sometimes above 300 middle sort of 
people, consisting most of women and 
Children who come from the neighbo'' 
pishes ; & out of Wilts & Dorsetshire." 
Signed the thanks of Wilts Ministers. 
Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in Anthony Cooke' & Stephen Hasketts 
howse in New Sarii." From this date he 
ministered at Salisbury till death, though 
once imprisoned, and for several months 
absent, his Meeting-house having been 
wrecked (1686) by a mob. He was a 
Baxterian in sentiment. (C. Hu. Lm. 
P.T.) [123] 

HADLEIGH ('Hadley'). The rector 
of whom unfavourable opinion is given 
was Charles Trumbull, D.C.L. (d. 4 Jan. 
1723/4, aged 78) ; who had been chap- 
lain to Archbishop Sancroft {d. 24 Nov. 
1693), and attended his death-bed. As 
a Non-juror, Trumbull was deprived in 
1691, and the living given to Zachariah 
Fiske, M.A. (d. Sept. 1708), rector of 
Cockfield, Suff. ; but as long as Fiske 
hved he gave all the Hadleigh emolu- 
ments to TrumbuU, who continued to 
officiate at baptisms, marriages, and 
burials, the common prayer being read by 
Thomas Fiske, curate. (Hp.) [106] 


HALESOWEN (' Hales Owen '), formerly 
partly in Shropshire ; now whoUy in 
Worcestershire. Ejected here in 1660 
was Edward Paston, M.A. [?.u.]. In 
1676 there were 4 Nonconformists here, 
(is.) [89] 

HALIFAX (' Halhfax '). Ejected here was 
Ely Bentley (Aug. 1652 — 31 July 1675), 
b. at Sowerby ; of Trinity Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; admitted, subsizar, 26 Apr. 1647 ; 
matric. 1647 ; Scholar, 1650 ; B.A., 
1650/1 ; Fellow, 1651 ; M.A., 1654 ; 
curate at HaUfax ; vicar, 1657 ; ejected, 
1662 ; licensed, 5 Sept. 1672, to teach 
in his house at Halifax, Presb (C. T. 
Tc. V.) [130, 132] 

HALIGAN, or HELLIGON (' St. Hellens '). 



HALL, SAMUEL (6. 1662). Q, The Com- 
mon Fund in 1690 voted him £6 a year 
for Godalming " in case he continue 
there ".; this was paid up to June 1691. 
On 6 June 1692 £10 a year was voted to 
Godalming where Richard Dowley, B.A. 
iq.v.], had " lately settled " ; this was 
paid for two years. 

It is probable that this Samuel Hall 
was the son and namesake of Samuel 
Hall, ejected from the vicarage of Barlas- 
ton, StafE. ; if so, he was ordained in Feb. 
1692/3, and was ministering at Tiverton, 
Devon, in 1716. (C. Ev. M.) [109] 

.1656-1722). ip. Son of Joseph Hallett 
(1628 ?-i4 Mar. 1688/9) ; ejected (1660) 
from the sequestered rectory of Chisel- 
borough, Som. Educated by his father. 
Ordained, 1683. Became assistant (1687) 
to his father at James's Meeting, Exeter, 
continuing as assistant to George Trosse 
[?.«.], and becoming pastor in 1713, in 
which year James Peirce (1674 ?-30 Mar. 
1726) became his colleague. From 1690 
Hallett conducted an important Academy 
at Exeter, for the education of Ministers 
and laymen. His most distinguished 
students were Peter King (1669 — 22 July 
1734), afterwards Lord Chancellor, and 
James Foster (16 S. 1697 — 5 N. 1753), 
who, according to Pope, was competent 
to " excel Ten Metropolitans in preaching 
well." The germs of heresy were brought 
into the Academy in 1710 by the assistant 
tutor, Hallett's son, Joseph Hallett 
(1691 ?-2 Apr. 1744), with the result of 
provoking in 171 6 the Exeter controversy, 
and producing in 1719 the Salters' Hall 
schism. Hallett and Peirce were ex- 
cluded from James's Meeting on 6 Mar. 
, 1719 ; on 27 Dec. the Mint Meeting, buik 
for their use, was opened. The Academy 
was closed in 1720. Hallett's address was 
" By Southgate," Exeter. {D. Ev. Mh.) 

HALLET, THOMAS, B.A. (1627— i F. 
1707/8). IP. [? Son of John HaUet, M.A., 
rector of Pendomer, Som. ; matric. at 
Trinity Coll., Oxford, 25 July 1655 ; B.A., 
1658/9.] Rector of Street, Suss. ; ejected 
(1662 ?). The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers to 
" about 200 " persons at Brighton, Suss. ; 
also to " above 200 many of good estate " 
at Westmeston, Suss. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as " Presbiterian " for the house of 
Thomas Hurst, Wivelisfield. Presented 
for conventicUng, 1675. He was many 
years pastor at Petworth ; while there, 
in 1706, he received £i\ from the Fund. 
He died at Lewes. (C.F. M. P.T.) [112] 

HALSEY,JOSEPH,M.A. (1626— lO. 1711). 
]p. Born in Leicestershire. Subsizar at 
Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 23 Apr. 1645 ; 
matric. 1645 ; Scholar, 1647 ; B.A., 
1648/9 ; Fellow, 1649-53 ; M.A., 1652 ; 
tutor, 1652-53. Chaplain to Hugh 
Boscawen, Esq., Tregavethan, and rector 
of St. Michael Penkevil, Corn. ; ejected, 
1662. On the Five Mile Act, removed 
(1666) to Philleigh, Corn., and thence to 
Merther, Corn., to be nearer Tregavethan, 
where he preached in Boscawen's house 
as well as in his own, as long as he lived. 
The Episc. Returns, 1665, report him as 
living at St. Michael Penkevil "in y" 
parsonage house there which he renteth 
of y« present Incumbent and is peace- 
able and Quiet." Signed the thanks 
of Cornish Ministers. Licensed, 22 May 
1672, as Presb. Teacher in the house of 
Thomas Harvey at Nancarrow in the 
parish of St. Michael Penkevil. He kept 
also a boarding school, to which neigh- 
bouring gentry sent their sons. Received 
grant of £i a year (increased to £(>), 
1690-1710, for Merther. (C. M. P. T. 
Tc. V.) [18, 19] 

HALSTEAD. Ejected here was William 
Sparrow, either of Gonville and Caius 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1640 ; B.A., 1643/4 ; M.A., 1647 ; or of 
Queens' Coll. ; matric. pensioner, 1646 ; 
B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 1653 ; held the 
sequestered vicarage of Halstead before 
1650 ; ejected, 1662. (C. E. V.) [40, 

41. 179] 

HAMAR. i.e. HANMER, JOHN (fl. 1660- 
1690). C. Born in Radnorshire. Sal- 
aried by the Commissioners as Itinerant 
preacher in Radnorshire and Brecknock- 
shire ; ejected, 1660. Licensed, Nov. 
1672, as " Congr. Teacher," being " of 
Llanbister," Radn. Many years Minis- 
ter at Cellan, Card. ; retired thence to 
his estate at Llanbister, but continued 
preaching till death. (C. P. T.) [145] 

was not the first to set up a meeting at 
High Wycombe (see Swinhow, George). 
Licences were issued for John Ritch, 
Congr. (22 May 1672), and for Thomas 
Taylor, Bapt. (June 1672), at High 
Wycombe. The latter is possibly the 
M'' Tayler referred to, and the meaning 
may be that this was the first meeting 
after Toleration. If the reference be to a 
London Minister, it is probably to Chris- 
topher Taylor [?.».], who was familiar 
with Scottish divines. (T.) [9, 50] 


HAMMOND, THOMAS (fl. 1690-1720). 
The Common Fund voted him (31 Aug. 



1691) ;£io a year for Framfield, Suss. ; 
this was paid up to 1720. (M.) [112, 

HAMPDEN, RICHARD (1631-Dec. 1695). 
]p. Second son of John Hampden, the 
patriot, by his first wife, Elizabeth 
Symeon; was bapt. 13 Oct. 1631. He 
voted for offering the crown to Cromwell, 
was strongly Presbyterian, and be- 
friended Ejected Ministers. He took a 
leading part in opposition to the succes- 
sion of the Duke of York to the crown, 
and in 1689 was chairman of the com- 
mittee of the whole House which declared 
the throne vacant. In 1689 he was 
appointed privy councillor, and became 
chancellor of the exchequer (1690-94). 
Neither peerage nor pension would he 
accept, preferring to " die a country 
gentleman of ancient family." {D.) [1,10] 

HAMPER, JOHN {fl. 1660-90). Ejected 
from the rectory of Selsey, Suss. (C. P.) 

HAMPSHIRE. [100, loi, 147, 168, 176] 
Except the headings " Southampton " in 
the earUest handwriting all is in the 
Book-keeper's hand ; the " Hantshire " 
pages are entirely so. Most of the re- 
turns are numbered 19 ; four run from 
106 to 155. 

Alsford is Alresford Iq.v.]. 

Batingstocke is Basingstoke. 

CrundaUe is Crondall [q-v.'j. 

Dounton is Downton. 

Froddingbudge is Fordingbridge [q.v.']. 

Limington is Lymington. 

Ramsey is Romsey [q.v.]. 

Winton is Winchester [q.v.]. 
HAMPSTEAD (' Hamstead '). Ejected 
here was John Sprint, elder' brother of 
Samuel Sprint [q.v.]. Of Pembroke Coll., 
Oxford ; matric. 26 Nov. 1624, aged 18 ; 
rem. to Brasenose Coll. ; B.A., 1628; rem. 
to Christ Church CoU. ; M.A., 1631 ; 
perpetual curate of Hampstead, 17 Dec. 
1633 ; ejected, 1662 ; d. 1692. (C. D. 
F.P.) [72] 
HANCOCK, EDWARD {fl. 1659-90). p. 
[? of Oriel Coll., Oxford ; matric. 30 Apr. 
1619, aged 17 ; B.A.,' 1622.] Held the 
sequestered rectory of St. Philip and 
St. James, Bristol, 1659 ; ejected, 1662. 
Preaching at various places in London, 
1664. Owner of considerable property 
at Horfield, Glou. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers to 
100 persons at the house of Francis Poole, 
Monckton Combe, Som. ; also as one of 
the preachers to 100 persons at barns and 
a house in Batheaston, Som. ; also as one 
of the preachers to " 500 at least " in a 
barn at Beckington, Som. ; also as one 

of the preachers to 300 at a sheep-house 
in Dunkerton, Som. ; also to a conventicle 
" by stealth," at Yatton, Wilts; also as- 
one of three preachers in rotation to 300 
or 400 at Charlton, Wilts. Licensed, 16 
May 1672, being of Horfield, as " Grail Pr. 
Teacher " ; also, 30 S. 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher at y^ house of Sain: Wallington 
at the Headborough of Wotton undredg," 
Glou. He died at Horfield. 

His son, Edward, was B.C.L., Oxon., 
1691. [C.F.P.T.) [47] 
HANCOCK, THOMAS ((i. 1706?). ip. Said 
to have been a tanner. Held the seques- 
tered vicarage of St. Winnow, Corn. ; 
ejected, 1660. Continued preaching 
thereabout. Signed the thanks of Corn- 
ish Ministers. Licensed, 10 or 20 June 
1672, as Presbyterian, to teach in his 
house, parish of Morval, Corn. ; the house 
was licensed, 22 July. From 1687 he 
maintained a congregation at East Looe, 
parish of St. Martin, two miles from 
Morval, and received annual grants (£t.o, 
reduced 1695 to £6) from 1690 to end of 
1705. (C. M. P. T. Wc.) [18] 
HANMER. [15] 

HANMER, JOHN, M.A. (1642—19 July 
1707). Ip. Born at Bideford, Devon. 
Son of Jonathan Hanmer, M.A. (1605 ?- 
18 D. 1687) ; ejected (1662) from the 
vicarage of Bishops-Tawton, Devon, and 
lectureship of Barnstaple. From Barn- 
staple grammar school admitted pen- 
sioner at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 30 
June 1659, aet. 17 ; matric, 1659 ; 
graduated, by favour, without subscrip- 
tion, according to his father's letter (C), 
date not given, degree not entered (Cg.). 
Removed to London, and after serving 
chaplaincies with Sir T. Hooke, Tangier 
Park, Hants, and Squire Elford, Bickham, 
Devon, settled with his father at Barn- 
staple. He began to preach in 1668, 
but was not ordained till 1682 (privately, 
by presbyters), after which he entered on 
a stated ministry at Barnstaple. His 
sentiments were Baxterian ; his con- 
junction with Oliver Peard [q.v.] was an 
instance of ' happy union.' (C. Jo. P..V.) 

HANMER, JOHN. See Hamar 
HANNERICK. [39, 43] See Essex 
HANNOT, JAMES {d. 7 June 1704). Q, 
Educ. in the Academy of Charles Morton, 
at Newington Green. Admitted member 
of Yarmouth Congregational church, Oct. 
1679, and made assistant Minister ; 
ordained pastor, 12 June 1688, by Con- 
gregational and Presbyterian Ministers ; 
assisted (1690) by Samuel Wright [<?.«.]. 
(B.) [74, 177] 



HANTSHIRE. See Hampshire 

HAPPY UNION. [I, 156, 158, 172, 183, 

HAPSFIELD. [112] See Sussex 

HARBORROW. [66] See Leicestershire. 

HARDING, JOHN, M.A. [cL. 1690?). f». 
Son of John Hardinge, D.D. (6. 1601) ; 
ejected from the rectory of Brinkworth, 
Wilts. Matric. at Magdalen Coll., Oxford, 
20 Feb. 1648/9 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 
1652. Vicar of Ambrosden, Oxf. (1655), 
and of Melksham, Wilts (1658) ; ejected 
from both, 1662. Licensed, 9 D. 1672, 
as " Pr: Teacher at his owne house in 
Northampton Towne." (CF.P.T.) [76, 

1655-Feb. 1743/4). C Born in Ireland ; 
son of Nicodemus Harding, Presby- 
terian Minister at Bandon, Co. Cork 
(from 1679 till after 1701). Educated at 
the Dublin Academy under John Ker 
\_q.v.'\. Left Ireland " by accident " in 
1688, and, landing at Dartmouth, was 
kindly received by John Flavel [?.f.]. 
On the death of Nathan Jacob (1629- 
1690), ejected from the vicarage of 
Ugborough, Devon, Flavel recommended 
Harding as Minister to the congregation 
founded by Thomas Martyn, ejected from 
a lectureship at St. Andrew's, Plymouth. 
For this congregation the Treville Street 
Meeting-house was built. Harding (or- 
dained, 27 Aug. 1690) took part against 
Arianism in the Exeter controversy 
(1719). He had as assistants Henry 
Brett (1707-23), Joseph Cock (1721-31), 
and (1731) Henry Moore (d. 1762) from 
South Molton, who succeeded him, and 
ultimately became an Arian. Harding 
is the subject of & caustic character- 
sketch by John Fox (10 May 1693 — 3 S. 
1747); (seeD.). (Em.Ev.M.O.) [31] 

HARDY, SAMUEL, B.A. (1636—6 Mar. 
1690/1). ]p. Born at Frampton, Dorset. 
Matric. as servitor at Wadham Coll., 
Oxford, I Apr. 1656 ; B.A., 1659 ; quali- 
fied for M.A., but dismissed, without 
that degree, for Nonconformity. Incum- 
bent of Charminster, Dorset (1662 ?- 
1667), a peculiar belonging to the 
Trenchard family, exempt from episco- 
pal jurisdiction. Incumbent of Poole, 
Dorset, 1667, a donative, whence ejected, 
23 Aug. 1682. Incumbent of Badsly 
(? North Baddesley, Hants), 1682-4. 
Chaplain to Esquire Heal, at Overy 
Hatch, Essex (1684-6). Thereafter at 
Newbury, where he died. (C. F. P.) [6] 

HARFORD, EMANUEL (1641— 8 Aug. 
1706). Ip. Entered, pleb., at Exeter 
Coll., Oxford, 15 June 1657. Taught 

school. Ejected, 1662, from the chapelry 
of Upton Noble, Som. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers (' Emanuel Harvey ') to 42 
persons at various houses in Thrulbere, 
Som. ; also (' M' Hartford ') to 400 
persons at various houses in West Munk- 
ton and places adjacent ; also to 230 
persons at various houses in St. Mary 
Magdalen's jJarish, Taunton, Som. ; also 
at various houses in Bicknoller and 
Stogumber, Som. ; also (' M"' Hanford ') 
at houses in Crowcombe, Som. ; also 
(' M"' Halford ') at various houses in 
IBridgwater, Som. Licensed, i May 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of Thomas 
Prockter," Stoke Hill, parish of Stoke 
St. Mary, Som. In 1687 he became 
co-pastor at Paul's Meeting, Taunton, 
with Matthew Warren iq.v.'\. (C. F 
Mh. P. T. Tt.) [91, 93] 

HARGRAVE. [107] 

HARLE, LITTLE, a township in Kirk- 
whelpington parish, Northumb. [80] 

HARLESTON ('Harlestone'). [107] 

HARLOW HILL, in Ovingham parish. 

HARRINGTON. [27] See Derbyshire 

HARRIS, . . . [? Francis Harris, ejected 
from the cure of Deerhurst, Glouc. ; 
licensed, 10 June 1672, as " Congr. 
Teacher in his howse at Painswick," 
Glouc. " Harris of Bristol " is men- 
tioned, 1714, as one of the preachers 
at Wrington, Som.] (C. M. P. T.) [11, 
13, 103, 104] 

HARRIS, SAMUEL {d. 1738). fi. 
Minister of a Congregational church 
at Canterbury about 1691. Became 
Minister about 1697 of the Presbyterian 
congregation in Broad Street, Wapping ; 
owing to some dispute he left (before 
1705) to form a Presbyterian congrega- 
tion in Mill Yard, Goodman's Fields. 
He was assisted, 1707—10, by John Lewis 
[q.v.'], who left for the Congregational 
church. Red Cross Street ; and from 1711 
by John Shuttlewood [g-v.]. Harris was 
a subscriber at Salters' Hall (171-9). He 
was disabled long before his death, and 
from 1728 had Jenkin Lewis {d. 1751 ?), 
Congregational, a son of his former 
assistant, as colleague. Hence in Evans' 
List the denomination of Mill Yard is 
changed from P. to I. {Ev. We.) [2] 

HARRISON, JOHN {fl. 1660-90). ip. 
[Ten persons of these names matriculated 
at Cambridge between 1627 and 1656 ; 
seven of them graduated.] Ejected from 
the sequestered rectory of Warblington, 
Hants ; licensed, 29 June 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in the howse of Thomas Bayly in 



Havant," Hants. (C. Lm. P. T. Tc. V. 
Wc.) [113] 
HARRISON, MICHAEL (rf. Jan. 1726/7). 
]p. Vicar of Caversfield, Oxf. Calamy 
preached at a monthly fast in his church 
(some time between July 1691 and March 
1692) when Harrison was from home 
" gathering a congregation of Dissenters 
about Potterspury, designing to quit the 
Church and settle among them." He 
probably removed to Potterspury in 
1692, bringing a pulpit with him, and 
fitting up a barn as a Meeting-house ; 
Calamy preached at its opening. Harrison 
left at the end of 1702. In 1709 he re- 
moved to St. Ives, Hunts, and there died. 
The Common Fund granted him, 1695- 
1702, ^8 a year for Potterspury. From 
1 714 he took part in a Lecture " near 
Huntingdon," supported by the Fund. 
He received grants of £6 a year (reduced 
later to £4) for St. Ives, from Midsummer 
1718 till 1727. {Cm. Cn. Ev. M.) [76, 

HARRISON, THOMAS (?) {fl. 1690-1717). 
]p. The Fund offer of ;£io a year for 
Town Mailing, Kent, was transferred, i F. 
1692, to Harrison, owing to the death of 
Nicholas Thorowgood [q.v.]. Payment 
was made for Town Mailing till 1699, 
without mention of Harrison. In 1706 
Alexander Bertram was appointed to 
Town Mailing. There is a trace of 
Harrison (171 5-1 7) at Goudhurst, Kent, 
to which WiUiam Whittaker was ap- 
pointed, 2 D. 1717. He is perhaps the 
Thomas Harrison who conformed after 
1720. {Cm. Ev. M.) [55] 
HART, THOMAS {d. 1695). [? of Pem- 
broke Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 
1637 ; B.A., 1640/1.] For Chulmleigh 
he received ;£5 a year, from 1690, from 
the Common Fund, and on i July 1695 
was reported dead. {M. V.) [31] 
HARTFIELD (' Hapsfield '). [112] 
HARTFORTH (' Hartford '), Yorks, N.R. 

(misplaced in E.R.). [139] 
HARTINGTON (' Harrington '). [27, 28] 
HARTLEY, JOHN, M.A. {d. 1724). f*. 
M.A., Edinburgh, i9 Mar. 1688, as Anglo- 
Hybernus. Ordained, 27 Sept. 1692. 
The Common Fund granted him (1690) 
£4 a year for Burtonwood (four miles 
North of Warrington). From 1691 he is 
described as "at or near Ashton " in 
Makerfield ; grant increased (1692) to £S ; 
reduced (1695) to £6 ; ending 25 Dec. 
1702. Minister at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 
Leic, and author of anonymous " Vin- 
dication of Presbyterian Ordination," 
1714, and " Defence," 1716. {Ed. Ev. 
M.) [58, 59, 60] 

HARTLEY, THOMAS. C. Elected a 
Treasurer of the Common Fund, and a 
Correspondent for Norfolk, 14 July 1690, 
and attended regularly ; resigned the 
Treasurership on or before 20 Apr. 1691 
{see Boddington, George] ; last attend- 
ance, 26 June 1693. (M.) [75, 162, 
1 681 
HARTSHORN (' Hartshorne '). [26] 
HARTSKON. [19! See Cornwall 
HARVYS, JOHN. John Harris, (J., from 
Carmarthenshire, was first Minister at 
the Chapel (built 1694) in Penmaen, 
Monm. , and for a time extremely popular ; 
ultimately he was dismissed for insobriety. 


John Harries was Minister at Glyny re- 
fail, parish of Cilycwm, Carm., in 1715. 
{Ev.) [146] 

HARWICH, [39] 

(j?. 1660-1690). C. Admitted from Nor- 
wich, 1655, at Corpus Christi Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1656 ; B.A., 1659. 
Ejected from some position at Norwich ; 
a rousing preacher. Licence is noted in 
Feb. 1673 for " the house of John Walker 
of Eastdearham in Norfolk Congf." 
Nothing is known of a Meeting-house 
there before 181 2 ; the " meeting " was 
probably the Congregational church con- 
nected with Mattishall, four miles from 
East Dereham. (B. C. Lm. P. T. V.) 

[74, 75] 

HASTINGS ("Hasting"). [113, 115] 
HATCH. [93] 

HATFIELD, Herts. [39, 51] 
HATFIELD, W.R. (misplaced in E.R.). 


was John Warren, M.A. [?.w.]. [39] 

HATHERLEIGH (' Hatherbay '). [32] 

HATTON GARDEN, according to Strype, 
" is a very large place now, containing 
several Streets : Viz. Hatton street, 
Charles street, Cross street, and Kirby 
street . . . very gracefully built, and well 
inhabited by Gentry ; especially Hatton 
street, which is spacious, and in a strait 
Line comes out of Holbourn, and runs 
Northwards to Hatton Wall " ; this street 
is what is now called Hatton Garden. 
{SI.) [I] 

HAVANT. [loi, 102] 

HAVERHILL (' Hannerick,' ' Haverill '). 
Ejected here was Stephen Scandrett or 
Scandaret, M.A. [?.w.]. [39, 43, 105] 

(6. 1620). Jp. Born in Essex, of good 
family. Matric. sizar, at St. Catharine's 



Hall, Cambridge, 1637 ; B.A., 1641/2. 
In 1647 he was rector of' Chipping Ongar, 
Ess., and member of the Sixth or Ongar 
Classis ; held (1648-50) the sequestered 
rectory of Fiiield, Ess. ; chaplain to the 
earl of Warwick ; ordained in London by 
presbyters as rector (1651 ?) of Stam- 
bourne, Ess., without taking the engage- 
ment (1649) of fidelity to the common- 
wealth without king or house of lords ; 
ejected, 1662. Never left Stambourne, 
even under the Five Mile Act. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching at Stambourne. Licensed, 16 
Apr. 1672, as " Presb. Teacher in Grey 
Friers in Nicholas Parish, Ipswich," here 
he co-operated with Owen Stockton (d. 
10 S. 1680), silenced at Colchester, Ess. ; 
also licensed, 2 May 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher at his howse in Stamborn." He 
was living in 1705, and died before 171 3. 
He was succeeded at Stambourne by 
Henry Havers (secundus) [?.f.]. (B. C. 
E. Ev. P. T.) [39] 

HAVERS, HENRY, secundus (d. 1723). 
J5, Son of Henry Havers, B.A. [?.«.], 
whom he succeeded at Stambourne. He 
was himself succeeded there by his 
nephew, Henry Havers, tertius. Clare 
is in Suffolk, where probably he assisted 
Francis Crow [q.v.]. (E. Ev.) [38] 

HAWDEN, WILLIAM, B.A. (i6i8?-26 
Aug. 1699). Ip, Born at Holbeck, near 
Leeds. Matric. at Pembroke Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1635 ; B.A., 1638/9. Vicar of 
Brodsworth, West Riding ; ejected, 1662. 
Remained at Brodsworth till the opera- 
tion (1666) of the Five Mile Act removed 
him to Sherburn, West Riding. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of five preachers to "60 Presbyterians & 
Independents " at the house of John 
Wordsworth of Swaith, West Riding. 
Licensed, 2 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
at the Whitehowse in Sherborne, Yorke- 
shire " ; also, 9 May 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in his howse in Sherborne, 
Yorkeshire." In 1691 he took part in the 
movement for extending the Happy Union 
to Yorkshire. He was imprisoned in 
1685 during the scare of Monmouth's 
rebellion. The Common Fund granted 
him (from 11 Jan. 1691/2) £^ a year; 
he was then at Wakefield ; from June 
1693 till his death his address is given 
" near Hallifax." He became quite 
blind. He died at Wakefield, and was 
buried, 28 Mar. 1699, at Morley, West 
Riding, where his tombstone remains. 
This gives his age as 88, so does Calamy, 
whose informant was Oliver Heywood, 
yet Heywood's register gives his age as 

84 ; the age given in the MS. is more 
likely to be right, hence he would be 
81 at death, (C. M. My. Nr. P. Sr. T. 
V. Y.) [130] 

HAWTON. [136] Se« Yorkshire, N.R. 

M.A. {d. Jan. 1702/3). Q, Born at 
Preston, Lane. Son of Lawrence 
Haworth. From Sedbergh grammar 
school admitted sizar at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 24 Aug. 1652, age not given ; 
matric, 1653 ; migrated to Christ's Coll. ; 
B.A., 1655/6 ; M.A., 1660. Vicar of St. 
Peter's, St. Albans, 1658 ; ejected, 1662. 
Removed to Hertford. Preached (1669) 
to Baptists at St. Albans and Hitchin. 
Pastor, 1673, of the Congregational church, 
Hertford ; died there. In the Crispian 
controversv he sided with Richard 
Davis [g.v.]. (C. Jo. P. T. Uh. V.) [50] 

HEAD, JOSHUA {fl. 1660-1715). 30. 
Ejected from some unknown place in 
Gloucestershire. Licensed, 29 May 1672, 
as " Congr. Teacher in his howse in 
Cleeve," i.e. Bishop's Cleeve, Glou. 
Preached also at Bourton-on-the-water, 
Glou., and was Baptist Minister there in 
1715. (C. Ev. P. T.) [44, 46, 189] 



HE AGE ('Headge'). [28] 

HEALAUGH (' Healey '). [135] 

HEBREW. [182] 

HECKMONDWIKE (' Heckmondwyke '), 
then a village in Birstall parish, Yorks, 
now market town and vicarage. [130] 

HEDINGHAM. [42] See Sible Heding- 

HELLINGLY (' Helingleigh '). Ejected 
from this vicarage was John Stone [? of 
Harvard Coll., New England; B. A., 1653 ; 
incorp. at Cambridge, 1655 ; Fellow of 
Pembroke Coll. ; M.A., 1657] ; licensed, 
Dec. 1672, as Pr. Teacher at a house in 
Waldron, Suss. ; also, Jan. 1672/3, as 
Pr. Teacher at the house of Lady Boswell, 
Sevenoaks, Kent [i-.e. Margaret (Bosville) 
who inherited the manor of Brabome, 
Sevenoaks, became widow of Sir William 
Boswell, who died 1649, and died herself 
1692, aged 88] ; perhaps at Blandford, 
Dors, [q.v.], in 1690. (C. K. Mc. T. V.) 

HELMS, i.e. HELME. CARNSEW [fl. 1622- 
1690). C. Son of William Helme of 
Eldersfield, Wore, pleb. Matric. at 
Exeter Coll., Oxford, 16 Dec. 1641, aged 
19. Vicar of Winchcombe, Glou., before 
1 65 1. Though Walker, without evidence, 
says he had been a " lewd soldier " and 
was an intruder, very active in replacing 
royalist clergy by parliamentarians, yet 



at his settlement in Winchcombe he had 
the general repute of a fair-minded and 
moderate man, a follower of Baxter. 
This is clear from the introductory matter 
to his often-published " Disputation " on 
church matters, at Winchcombe, 9 Nov. 
1653, with Clement Barksdale (Nov. 1609- 
Jan. 1687-8), then chaplain to Lord 
Sudeley at Sudeley Castle, Glou. Ejected, 
1662. Calamy, who calls him Camshaw 
Helms or Helmes, says he " came to 
London and was Pastor to M'' Feake's 
people." Christopher Feake (fl, 1645- 
1660), a Fifth Monarchy man who became 
a Baptist, was probably dead by 1662 ; 
Helme may have succeeded him. He 
was certainly preaching in White's Alley, 
Little Moorfields, in 1669. {C. D. F. P. 
T. Wc.) [46] 
HELSTONE (' Hartston '). [19, 20] 
HENGROVE. [92] See Somerset 
HENLEY-ON-THAMES. Ejected here 

was William Brice, M.A. [q.v.]. [85] 
HENRY, MATTHEW (18 O. 1662—22 June 
1714). Ip. Born at Broad Oak, Flint; 
second son of Philip Henry {q.v.']. Entered 
(1680) the academy of Thomas Doolittle 
[q-v.}. Admitted at Gray's Inn, 1685. 
On 9 May 1687 he was ordained by 
presbyters in London, and began his 
ministry at Chester. One of the founders 
of the Cheshire Classis (see p. 157). A 
Meeting-house was erected for him (1700) 
in Crook Lane ; a gallery was added 
(1706) to accommodate Independents. 
Daniel WilUams [q.v.'] named him as a 
trustee of his foundations, but he did not 
live to enter on the trust. Removed to 
the ministry of Mare Street,- Hackney, 
1 71 2. Died on a visit to Nantwich, and 
buried in Trinity Church, Chester. His 
" Exposition of the Old and New Testa- 
ment," 1708-10, has not been super- 
seded for practical uses. He was elected 
a Fund Manager on 4 Jan. 1711/2, 
though his stated ministry at Hackney 
did not begin till 18 May following. At 
his death the Hackney congregatioh was 
divided, one section being under John 
Barker, the other under George Smyth. 
(Cm. D. M.) [16, 150] 
HENRY, PHILIP, M.A. (24 Aug. 1631- 
24 June 1696). ]p. Eldest son of John 
Henry, keeper of the orchard at Whitehall. 
From Westminster school entered Christ 
Church, Oxford, 15 D. 1647 ; B.A., 
1650/1 ; M.A., 1652. Preacher at Wor- 
thenbury Chapel, Flint., from 1655 ; 
ordained by presbyters, 1657 ; ejected, 
1661. Settled at Broad Oak, Flint., his 
wife's property. Under the Five Mile 
Act removed (1666) to Whitchurch, 

Shrops. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of four preachers to 80 persons 
at Whitchurch. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in his howse [Broad Oak] 
in the Parish of Malpas." Several times 
imprisoned. In 1689 he was for com- 
prehension, or for toleration without 
subscription ; there were points in the 
articles which " without a candid inter- 
pretation would somewhat scruple mee, so 
would the Bible its. strictly taken & in the 
letter, in those places which seem con- 
tradictory, were it not for such an inter- 
pretation." To trace their descent from 
Phihp Henry is a matter of especial pride, 
both among Anglicans and Nonconform- 
ists in this country and America. See 
S. Lawrence, " Descendants of Philip 
Henry," 1844 ; also S. L. Swanwick and 
J. E. Jones, " Descendants of Rev. Philip 
Henry," 1899 (limited to two branches). 
(C. D. F. P. T.) [15, 88] 

HENSTRIDGE (' Hengrove '). [92] 

HEREFORDSHIRE. [48, 146, 168, 171, 
176, 181] Only the heading " Hereford " 
is in the earliest handwriting ; the rest 
in that of the Book-keeper. The returns 
are numbered from 32 to 139 

HERTFORD. Ejected here was Jeremiah 
Burwell (1624 — 11 Feb. 1667/8) of Em- 
manuel Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pen- 
sioner, 1644 ; B.A., 1647/8 ; M.A., 1651 ; 
rector of St. Andrew's, Hertford, in 1650 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; d. at Codicote, Ess. (C. 
Uh. V.) [50] 

HERTFORDSHIRE. [50, 51, 52, 168, 
171, 176] Only the third heading "Hert- 
ford " is in the earliest handwriting ; the 
rest, with slight exception, is in that of the 
Book-keeper. The returns are numbered 
from 43 to 122. 

Barkamstead is Berkampstead. 
Bigsworth, a market town, cannot be 
Biddesworth, a manor in Kimpton parish ; 
it is probably Rickmansworth. 

Hodsdon, Hogsdon is Hoddesdon. 
Kickmansworth is Rickmansworth. 
The following Ministers in Herts, not 
named in the Manuscript, received grants 
from the Common Fund : (i) Mr. Squire, 
a necessitous Dissenting Minister near 
St. Albans ; £5 grant (1692). (M.) (2) 
William Terry, £5 grant (1692) for 
Hitchin ; he came from Hastings, was 
pastor (1649-99) at Back Street, Hitchin ; 
removed to Kettering. (M. Uh.) 

HESKET (' Hescott ') in the Forest. [21] 

HEXHAM. [23, 79, 81] 

HEYBURNE. [6] See Berkshire 

HEYCOCK, ... [117] 

HEYWOOD. [60] 




(iSApr. 1657 — 2oMayi73o). |p. Second 
son of Oliver Heywood [q.v.]. Entered 
Franldand's Academy, 26 May 1674. 
Ordained at Attercliffe, 21 Apr. 1687. 
Minister (1691) at Wallingwells, Notts ; 
afterwards at Dronfield, Derbs., and there 
buried. From 1709 he received Fund 
grants for Dronfield {£6 ; reduced, 1723, 
to £5). (Fr. Ht. M.) [83] 

1659 — 26 O. 1704). J>. Born at Orms- 
kirk. Eldest son of Nathaniel Heywood 
{16 S. 1633 — 16 D. 1677) ; ejected from 
Ormskirk vicarage ; and nephew of 
Oliver Heywood [q.v.']. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 25 Apr. 1677, Gradu- 
ated M.A. at Edinburgh, 1680. Chaplain 
to one Dickins in Staffordshire. Ordained 

■ at Attercliffe, i June 1687, for Ormskirk, 
■where a Meeting-house was built for him 
and registered i May 1693. The dwelling- 
house of Mrs. Elizabeth Heywood was 
registered 19 Apr. 1697 (and that of Mary 
HeyTvood, widow, in Aughton Street, in 
1708/9). His ministerial career was 
broken by ill-health. ID. Ed. Fr. Nli. Nl. 
X.Y.) [58] 

1629/30 — 4 May 1702). Ip. Born at 
Little Lever, Lane. ; baptized 15 March. 
Third son of Richard Heywood. From 
Bolton grammar school and other schools, 
matric. pensioner (as Hewood) at Trinity 
Coll., Cambridge, 1646 ; entered, on 
residence, 9 July 1647 ; B.A., 1650. In- 
cumbent of Coley Chapel, West Riding, 
26 N. 1650 ; ordained, 4 Aug. 1652, by 
Bury Classis ; ejected and excommuni- 
cated, 1662. By 1655 he had removed his 
residence to Northowram (near Coley) in 
HaUfax parish ; in 1665 he was living at 
Coley Hall, but returned to Northowram. 
He was much persecuted for conventicling, 
as he undertook the work of itinerant 
evangeUsing in the North. The Episc, 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to " neere 100 " at Sowerby 
and Coley ; also at a house in Otley, West 
Riding ; also to a " very numerous " 
audience at Morley, West Riding. 
Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in his owne howse in the Parish 
of HalUfax." He was probably then 
hving at Coley HaU, as one of the applica- 
tions for his licence describes him as "at 
Coley Chappell in y« parrish of Halifax." 
He was licensed, 25 July 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in the house of John Butter- 
worth at Halifax. On 29 O. 1672 he 
took part in an ordination at Manchester, 
the first held by Presbyterians in the 
North. His Meeting-house at Northow- 

ram was opened 8 July 1688. He built 
also a school at Northowram, of which 
David Hartley, an Oxford scholar, and 
father of the philosopher, was the first 
master from 5 Oct. 1693. Heywood 
was the main instrument in extending the 
' Happy Union ' (2 Sept. 1691) to York- 
shire. {C. D. P.T.V.Y.) [129,130,132, 

HICKS' HALL, in 'St. John's Street, 
Clerkenwell, was built (1612) at a cost of 
/900, a^ a session-house for the Middle- 
sex magistrates, by Sir Baptist Hicks, one 
of them; the building stood till 1779. 
Hicks was a wealthy mercer in St. 
Pancras Lane, Cheapside ; knighted on 
24 July 1603, he maintained (1607) his 
right to keep a shop in London after 
knighthood. In many ways a public 
benefactor, he rendered important finan- 
cial services to the Crown. He was 
created a baronet, i July 1620 ; was M.P. 
for Tavistock, 1620-23 ; for Tewkesbury, 
1624-26, and March to May 1628 ; on 
5 May 1628 he was created Baron Hicks 
and Viscount Campden. He died 18 Oct. 
1629, aged 78. {Pe. St.) [4] 

HIDE HALL (now Hyde Hall) in Saw- 
bridgeworth parish, Herts, seat of the 
Earl of Roden. [51] 

HIELLOSSOULD. [22] See Cumberland 

HIGGS, DANIEL, B.A. {d. Sept. 1691). 
C. Born at Chadwick in Bromsgrove 
parish. Wore. Matric. pleb., at Mag- 
dalen Hall, Oxford, 29 Jan. 1648/9 ; B.A., 
1 65 1. Held the sequestered rectory of 
Rhossily, Glam. ; ejected, 1660/1 ; rector 
ofPortEynon, 1661 ; ejected, 1662. His 
father refused him assistance unless he 
conformed. The Episc. Returns, 1665, 
report him removed out of St. David's 
diocese. Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, as 
" Congr. Teacher at his howse in Swan- 
zey," Glam. ; apphcation for the school- 
house in Swansea was not granted. 
There was a break in his Swansea ministry 
owing to ill -health, during which he 
taught " academical learning " at Chad- 
wick. He returned to Swansea, but was 
soon compelled (i6go) to leave again. 
The Common Fund voted him (16 Feb. 
1690) ^4 a year for Swansea ; but on 28 
Sept. 1691, Higgs having died at Chad- 
wick, it was transferred to Owen Davies 
[q.v.]. (C F. M. P. T. Wc.) [126, 127, 

HIGGS, JOHN (d. 1728 ?). C. Son of 
Daniel Higgs, B.A. [q.v.]. Probably edu- 
cated by his father, whom he assisted 
at Swansea; he cannot have been his 
successor, this being Owen Davies [q.v.]. 
According to Cr. (1852), he was Minister 



at Evesham, Wore. Cr. says there is an 
epitaph (not detailed) in All Saints' 
church, Evesham, dating the death of 
John Higgs in Sept. 1728, and that of his 
wife in Oct. 1728. No such epitaph is 
recorded in W. Tindal's " Hist, of Eves- 
ham," 1794, or is now extant ; nor does 
the register of All Saints', Evesham, record 
the burial in 1728 of John, Thomas, or 
Daniel Higgs. The Fund Minutes record 
grants of ^8 a year to Thomas Higgs, at 
Evesham, 1695-96, and to Mr.^Higgs, in 
Worcestershire, 1697-99 ; of £1 to Mr. 
Higgs of Evesham, 1700 ; of £6 to the 
same (name sometimes spelled Higs), 
1701-15, and to Daniel Higgs, Evesham, 
1716-22 ; of £5 to the same, 1723-28, 
the transfer of the grant to Francis 
Blackmore being made on 2 Dec. 1728. 
It seems clear that all these grants were 
made to the same person ; it is conceiv- 
able that he had two Christian names, or 
adopted his father's name ; Thomas may 
have been a misreading of Jno. Evans' 
List (1715) also gives Daniel Higgs as the 
Evesham Minister, marks him Presby- 
terian, and places his death in Oct. 1728. 
{Cr. Ev. M.) [127, 144] 
HIGH PEAK. [25, 180] 
HIGHGATE (' High-gate '). [3, 72] 
HILL, JOSEPH (ii Oct. 1667—21 Jan. 
1728/9). ]p. Born at SaUsbury. From 
the Salisbury grammar school he entered 
Charles Morton's Academy at Newington 
Green ; removing (1686) to that of John 
Sprint, near Andover, Hants, and (1687) 
studied in London under Richard 
Stretton, M.A. [q.v.], and Francis Glascock 
[q.v.']. Stretton recommended him as 
chaplain to Lady Irby [g.v.'], with whom 
he lived nearly seven years. He was 
ordained, 22 June 1694, with Thomas 
Reynolds [?.«.], and ministered to a Presb. 
congregation in Swallow Street, West- 
minster. In 1699 he became Minister 
of the English Presbyterian church at 
Rotterdam, returning in 1717 to succeed 
James Coningham, M.A., at Haberdashers' 
Hall, Staining Lane, Cheapside, where he 
settled, 16 Feb. 1717/8, and remained till 
death. He was a subscriber, in 1719, at 
Salters' Hall. He attended as a Fund 
Manager from 4 Jan. 1719/20 to 4 O. 1725. 
(Cm. D. M. Ss. W.) [2] 
HILLBISHOPS. [91] See Somerset 
HILTON, RICHARD, B.A. (1625 ?-i7o6 ?). 
Jp. Son of Richard Hilton of Bloxham, 
Oxf., pleb. Matric. at Christ Church, 
Oxford, 9 Apr. 1641, aged 16 ; B.A., 1644. 
Vicar of West Bromwich, Staff. ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of the preachers to above 300 

persons at Walsall " at the houses of 
MI'S Pearson, M' Fowler & M^ Eves." 
Licensed, Nov. 1673, being of West 
Bromwich, as " Pr. Teacher." Chaplain 
to Philip Foley [?.«.]. Lived many years 
at Walsall and there died. On 4 Mar. 
1705/6 he was reported to the Fund 
Board as " old above 80 " and having 
John Godly as assistant ; a grant of £6 
was made, and received by Godly, who 
was at Walsall till 1729. (C. F. P. M. 
T.) [96] 

HINCKLEY ('Hinkley'). Ejected 
here was Thomas Leadbetter, of 
Christ's Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pen- 
sioner, 1647/S ; B.A., 1651 ; M.A., 1656 ; 
chaplain to Lady Wimbledon [q.v.] ; 
curate or lecturer at Hinckley, in 1659 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; rem. to Nantwich, Ches. 
(his native county) ; licensed, 16 Apr. 
1672, as Presb. Teacher at his house 
in Sandbach parish, Ches. ; his house, 
licensed same date as Presb. meeting- 
place, was at Armitage (or Hermitage), 
where he had a good estate ; he became 
Minister of a congregation in Wirral, 
and d. there, 4 Nov. 1679, aged 52. (C. 
T. V.) [67, 68] 

HINDE, MORGAN. ]p. [165] 

HINDLEY, chapelry in Wigan parish, now 
vicarage. Ejected here was James 
Bradshaw [q.v.]. [62] 

HITCHIN. [50, 51] 

HOCKER, WILLIAM (1663— 12 Dec. 1721). 
IP, Born at Trelill, near Wardbridge, 
Cornwall. Schooling under Joseph Hal- 
sey [?.f .] ; university learning under 
Charles Morton, M.A., at Newington 
Green. Returned to Cornwall. Removed 
to Edmonton (1690) as chaplain ; while 
there, was ordained to pastoral charge of 
" a small people of his own forming." 
The Common Fund voted him (1690) £6 
a year for Barnet, Herts, but this was 
transferred (1691) to William Alsop [q.v.] ; 
a Fund gift oi £10 was made to him, 7 
May 1 716. After 30 years at Edmonton, 
returned to London (1720) and assisted 
Samuel Powfret, at Gravel Lane, Hounds- 
ditch. " He was concerned and desirous 
to have his Name seen among those that 
had subscrib'd the great Article that 
relates to the Doctrine of the ever blessed 
Trinity." {Ev. M. W. Fun. Serm. by T. 
Reynolds, 1722.) [2, 51, 72] 


HODGES, JOHN (fl. 1662- 1690). C. 
[? John Hodges, matric. ' ser.', at Wad- 
ham Coll., Oxford, 2 July 1658 ; rem. to 
Magdalen Hall; B.A., 1661/2.] Ejected 
from St. Katherine's in the Tower. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report a conventicle 



of Independents in " Bednall greene, at 
a house lately fitted for ye purpose." 
John Hodges was licensed, Sept. 1672, 
as " Congf Teach " in the " house of 
Rich Ward of Bethnall Green." (C. F. 
P.T.) [72] 

HODGES, WILLIAM, B.A.' (b. 1631). 
p. Son of Thomas Hodges (? vicar of 
Radbourne, War.). Matric. ' serv.', at 
Trinity CoU., Oxford, 15 Dec. 1647, aged 
16; demy Magdalen Coll., 1650-53; B.A., 
1650/1. Perpetual curate of Leonard 
Stanley, Glou. ; ejected, 1662. Licensed, 
16 July, as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of 
Widow Hodges," Shipton Moigne, Glou. 
Subsequently he lived at Wotton-under- 
Edge, Glou., close by. (C. F. P. T.) [47] 

HODGKIN, or HODGKINS. Probably a 
layman, [2] 

HODSDON. [51] See Hertfordshire 

HOGNASTON. Ejected from the 
perpetual curacy was Jonathan Stani- 
forth, of Magdalene and Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge ; M.A., 1654 .' licensed, 22 
July 1672, as Pr. Teacher in Derby ; his 
house in Derby licensed, 5 Sept. 1672, 
Pres.; also licensed, 30 Sept. 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher at a house in Chaddesdon. (C. 
T. V.) [27] 

HOGSDON. [51] See Hertfordshire 


HOLCOMBE (' Holcom '). [59] 

6 Jan. 1692/3). C. Son of Sir Henry 
Holcroft, of West Ham, London (knighted 
I May 1622). Matric. at Clare Hall, 
Cambridge, 1647 (chamber -fellow with 
Archbishop Tillotson, then an Independ- 
ent) ; B.A., 1650 ; Fellow ; M.A., 1654. 
Preached for some years at Litlington, 
Cambs. About 1655 became vicar of 
Bassingbourne, Cambs ; ejected, 1662 ; 
imprisoned, 1663, for preaching, and said 
to have been kept nearly twelve years in 
Cambridge gaol, the gaoler letting him 
out at night to preach. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of 
several preachers (i) at .Hugglescote, 
Leic, to about 40 Presbyterians ; (2) 
at Willingham, Cambs, in various houses, 
to " usually about 100. All very meane. 
Except some few yeomen men. And 
inany of them come from other places, and 
goe from place to place to Conventicles " ; 
(3) at Histon, Cambs, to " Independ'"*. 
About 30. Of y'^ middle & mean' sort, 
Most women & mayds " ; (4) at Over, 
Cambs, to about 100 " Fanatiques " of 
" Meane condition," and " not 20 of this 
pish " ; (5) at Stow-cum-Quy, in the 
house of Henry Bostock, carpenter, to 
" sometimes neere 100. From other 

Parishes halfe at least. Mean'' & poorer 
sort most of them : yet some Strang™ 
come amongst y™ that are wealthy " ; 
(6) at Haddenham, Cambs, to " Fana- 
tiques. About 60. Of meane condition. 
Most women " ; (7) six months previously 
at Widow [of Richard Petit] Ehzabeth 
Petit's, in St. Michael's parish, Cam- 
bridge, to " about 100 Meane sort & in- 
considerable persons." Licensed, 8 May 
1672, along with Joseph Oddey {d. 1689) 
as Congr. Teachers in the house of Job 
Hall, Bridge Street, Cambridge. He 
was again imprisoned in London, when 
Tillotson showed him much kindness. 
Oddey 's death and Holcroft's ill -health 
led to a partition of their flock, Thomas 
Taylor [q.v.] taking charge of the northern 
portion, at Green Street. Holcroft died 
at Thriplow, Cambs, and was buried at 
Oakington, Cambs. (C. Cc. (calls him 
Holdcroft), D. P. S. T. V.) [n] 

HOLDERJSFESS (' Holdernes '), E.R. (also 
misplaced in N.R.). [136, 138] 

HOLDSWORTH, JOHN {d. 15 D. 1711). 
Ip. Born at Birstal. [? Son of Josiah 
Holdsworth (1638-1685) ; son of John, 
clothier, of Wakefield ; admitted sizar 
at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 9 Apr. 
1655, aet. 17 ; B.A., 1658/9 ; chaplain 
to Sir Richard Houghton, of Houghton 
Tower, Lane. ; set up a meeting in Heck- 
mondwyke in 1672. (C. Jo. F.)] Ad- 
mitted at Christ's Coll., Cambridge, 30 
June 1671 ; did not matriculate. Entered 
Frankland's Academy, 20 F. 1672/3 ; lack 
of means cut short his education, and he 
taught school. From 1677, at least, he 
preached to the Cleckheaton congregation 
in Spen Valley, meeting at "the Closes " 
farmhouse. Ordained at Alverthorpe, 
4 S. i68g. Regularly exchanged with 
Joseph Dawson [q.v.'] and John Ray [q.v. 
under Kay]. In 1710 the first Meeting- 
house (known as the Red Chapel) was 
built at Cleckheaton. Holdsworth re- 
ceived £$ from the Fund in 1711. He 
was buried (18 D. 1711) at Birstall. (Fr 
Hh. M. My. Nk. Nr. V.) [130] 

HOLIWORTHY. [31] See Devonshire 

HOLLAND. [14] 

HOLLAND, JOHN (d. 19 N. 1732). p. 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 15 Oct. 
1688. Ordained at Rathmell, 7 June 
1693, as Minister in Swaledale, East 
Riding, at a Meeting-house adjoining 
Smarber Hall (built by Lord Wharton) ; 
he had ministered there from 8 Oct. 1691. 
Removed (1722) to Alfreton, Derbs., and 
there died. From 1723 he received £5 
a year for Alfreton from the Fund. He 
was succeeded there by another John 



Holland. {Ev. Fr. Hh. Ht. M. My. Nk. 
Nr.) [139] 

HOLLAND, ROBERT (1650 P-iyos). C. 
Associated with the pastor (Robert Bury) 
in the ministry at Allostock, Chesh., some 
time after 2 March 1689/90 ; a founder 
(1691) of the Cheshire Classis {see p. 157). 
The existing chapel at Allostock was built 
in his time. " W^ Holland of Cheshiere " 
was granted (1696) ;^io from the Congre- 
gational Fund ; grants also were made 
to his son as a student under Timothy 
Jollie Iq.v.] at Attercliffe. (Cf. Uc.) [15] 


HOLMAN, WILLIAM (fl. 1690-91). Re- 
ceived grants (1691) as student with 
Thomas Brand [q.v.'] at Bishop's Hall, 
Bethnal Green [?.w.], under the instruction 
of John Ker, M.D. {q.v.']. (M.) [4] 

HOLSWORTH Y ( ' Holiworthy ' ) . Ej ected 
here was Humphrey Sanders, of Oriel 
Coll., Oxford ; matric. 6 Dec. 1622, aged 
17; B.A., 1625/6; M.A., 1628; rector 
of Stubton, Lines, 1630 ; rector of Hols- 
worthy, 1632 ; prebendary of Exeter, 
1635 ; moderator of the Exeter Assembly, 
12 May 1658 ; ejected, 1662 ; living at 
Clawton, 1665 ; brother of Richard 
Sanders \_q.v.'\. (C. F. T.) [31] 

Mar. 1674). Son and heir of Sir Matthew 
Holworthy, Knt. (bur. 23 O. 1678), by 
his wife Susanna (6mj-. 21 May 1690). 
Married Eliza, daur. of Dr. James Des- 
borowe, a descendant of Cromwell. (Ly.) 

HONITON. Ejected here was Francis 
Soreton \cj.v.'\. [30] 

HOOK, L: Elizabeth (d. 1708 ?), daur. of 
Sir William Thompson, Knt., and widow 
of Sir Thomas Hooke, bart. (d. 1678), of 
Tangier Park, parish of Wootton, Hants. 
(Sfl.) [loi] 

HOOKE, i.e. HOOK, JOHN, B.A. (1634- 
1710). Son of WilUam Hook, M.A. 
(1600 — 21 Mar. 1677/8), sometime Master 
of the Savoy. He went with his father 
to New England (1640 ?), but returned 
before him. Matric. at Magdalen Coll., 
Oxford, 27 N. 1652 ; B.A., 1654. Rector 
of Kingsworthy, Hants ; ejected (1662 ?). 
In 1663 he was made chaplain of the 
Savoy Hospital by Henry Killigrew, D.D. 
(11 F. 1612/3 — 14 Mar. 1699/1700), whom 
he succeeded as Master in 1700 ; the 
hospital was dissolved in 1702, at which 
time Hook was Minister at Basingstoke, 
where he continued to preach, though 
blind. (C. D. F. P.) [loi] 

HOOPER, BENJAMIN (1650-May 1715). 
IP. Son of William Hooper, ' pleb.' of 
Exeter. Matric. at Lincoln Coll., Oxford, 

15 Mar. 1666/7, aged 17. Minister of 
Bow Meeting, Exeter. Calamy preached 
on 7 May 1713 "to the Society of young 
Men at M^ Hooper's Meeting," Exeter. 
(Cm. Em. F. Mh.) [30] 

1629-March 1700). Bom at Yeovilton, 
Som. Entered Oxford, 1647 ; matric. at 
Magdalen Coll., ' pleb,' 22 Jan. 1648/9 ; 
B.A., 1632 ; chorister, 1652-3. Taught 
school at Fifehead, Dors., 1653-5 ; 
preached for a year at Didcot ; ordained 
at Wrington, Som., 12 N. 1656, as vicar 
of Milborne Port, Som. ; ejected, 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him 
as preaching to 60 persons at Milborne 
Port. Licensed, June 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher in his howse in Milborne Port." 
Opened a school, which was stopped 
owing to his excommunication (lasting 
till 1687) by Peter Mews (25 Mar. 1618/9- 
9 N. 1706), bishop of Bath and Wells 
(1672-84), whose niece he had married. 
Calamy says he died in his 70th year ; 
according to the above dates it was at 
least his 71st year (his 72 nd if he died 
before 25 March, in which case March 
1700 would be 1700/1). (C. F. P. T.) 
[34. 92] 

(d. 8 Mar. 1704/5). f». Matric. at 
Exeter Coll., Oxford, as gent., 12 N. 
1650 ; Fellow, 1652 ; B.A., 1654 ; M.A., 
1657. Was episcopally ordained. Ejected 
from Fellowship, 1662. Licensed, 9 May 
and again 29 May 1672, being at Christon, 
Devon, to which place he moved in 1666 
as " a GraU Pr. Teacher." Signed the 
thanks of the Devon Ministers. Minister 
of Bow Meeting, Exeter, till 1704, in 
conjunction with Robert Gayhard [q.v.] 
and Robert Atkins [j.w.]. Rheumatism, 
the result of imprisonment, so crippled 
him that he was carried in a chair to the 
pulpit. (C. Em. F. Mh. P. T.) [30] 

HOPTON HALL at Upper Hopton in 
Mirfield parish, Yorks. [130] 

HORLEY. [110] 

HORNCHURCH (' horn Church '). Ejected 
from this donative was . . . Wells. (C.) 

[I, 40, 43] 

HORNE, . . . [27, 29] 

HORRIGE. [62] See Lancashire 

HORSHAM ('Horhsam'). The phonetic 
spelUng in the Manuscript (in the Minutes, 
' Horsam ') shows the pronunciation. 
The modern tendency is to pronounce 
Evesham, Horsham, Masham (see 
Massums), etc., as if compounded with 
-sham instead of -ham. [114] 

HORSHAM, WILLIAM (d. 1725). |p. 
Probably related to John Horsham, 



ejected from the vicarage of Staverton, 
Devon, in 1662. Ordained (24 N. 1687) 
pastor of Topsham, where also Thomas 
Bernard Starre [q.v.] ministered. Stoake 
is perhaps Stoke Canon, Horsham was 
Minister at Topsham till his retirement in 
1723. {Ev. Mh.) [31] 

HORSLEY, in Ovingham parish. [80] 

HORSMAN, JOHN, M.A. (fl. 1650-1695). 
]p. Matric. 20 Mar. 1650/1 at Magdalen 
Coll., Oxford ; demy, 1650-8 ; B.A., 
1652 ; M.A., 1655. Ejected at Scilly 
island ; well known at Plymouth ; 
assistant (1695) to Richard Bures at 
Leather Lane, London. (C. F. P. W.) 

HORT, JOSIAH (1674 ?-i4 Dec. 1751). 
Son of John Hort, of Marshfi'eld, Glouc. 
Received grants, 1691/3, as student at 
Gloucester, under James Forbes, M.A. 
[q.v.']. Jeremy wrongly places him under 
Thomas Rowe iq.v.]. He appears to have 
preached as a Presbyterian at Soham, 
Cambs, and to have acted as assistant at 
Marshfield, Glou. In April 1704 he entered 
at Clare Hall, Cambridge, left in 1705 
without a degree, took Anglican orders 
same year, was chaplain to John Hamp- 
den, M.P., and held in succession three 
hvings in Buckinghamsh. In 1709 he 
went to Ireland as chaplain to Thomas, 
earl of Wharton, lord-heutenant. His 
preferment was rapid : rector of Kilskyre ; 
dean of Cloyne and rector of Louth ; 
dean of Ardagh ; bishop of Ferns and 
Leighlin (when Archbishop King refused 
to take part in his consecration because 
he was erroneously styled D.D.) ; bishop 
of Kilmore and Ardagh ; finally (1742) 
archbishop of Tuam, retaining Ardagh in 
commendam. Failure of voice in 1738 
had disabled him from preaching. Fenton 
John Anthony Hort (23 Apr. 1828 — 30 
Nov. 1892), to whom the Greek text 
underlying the Revised Version of the 
New Testament (1881) is mainly due, 
was his great-grandson. (Bu.-D. M.) 

HORWICH. Chapelry in Deane parish, 
now vicarage. [62] 


HOWE, JOHN, M.A. (17 May 1630—2 Apr. 
1705)- ©• Born at Loughborough, 
Leic. ; son of John Howe, schoolmaster 
and curate at Loughborough, suspended ; 
grandson of William Howe, vicar of 
Tattersall, Lines. His father, suspended 
(1634) for Puritanism, took his family 
to Ireland in 1635, returning in 1641 to 
Lancashire. From the Winwick grammar 
school he entered Christ's Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 19 May 1647, as sizar. In 1648 

he removed to Oxford, entering Brase- 
nose Coll. as Bible clerk ; B.A., 1649/50 ; 
Fellow of Magdalen Coll., 1652-5 ; M.A., 
1652. The then president of Magdalen, 
Thomas Goodwin, D.D. [?.f.], had a 
gathered church among the scholars. 
This Howe " did not ofier himself to 
join " ; Goodwin, however, invited and 
admitted him " upon cathoUck terms." 
In 1652 he received Presbyterian ordina- 
tion at Winwick. About 1654 he was 
appointed (in succession to Lewis 
Stuckley) perpetual curate of Great 
Torrington, Devon, a donative, from 
which the royaUst, Theophilus Powell, 
M.A., had been extruded about 1646. In 
1656, Cromwell made him his domestic 
chaplain, a position distasteful to him, 
though he retained the office under 
Richard Cromwell, of whose ability he had 
a high opinion. It is significant of his 
general temper of mind that he was 
present as a friendly outsider at the 
Savoy conference (Oct. 1658) in which 
the Westminster Confession was re-edited 
on Congregational principles. On the 
fall of Richard Cromwell (May 1659) he 
returned to Torrington, whence he was 
ejected in 1662. His latitude, he said, 
made him a Nonconformist. He took 
the Oxford oath (1665) to endeavour no 
alterations in Church or State. The 
Episc. Returns (1665) report him as 
living " peaceably " at Great Torrington. 
In Apr. 1670 he left for Ireland as chaplain 
to John, second viscount Massareene. 
At Antrim he officiated on Sunday after- 
noons at the parish church, of which 
Presbyterians had part use. He was a 
member of the ministerial conference 
known as the ' Antrim Meeting,' and 
took part (1675) in an Academy for 
training candidates for the Presbyterian 
ministry. In 1676 he became pastor of 
the Presbyterian congregation in Haber- 
dashers' Hall, Staining Lane, Wood 
Street, Cheapside, London. He suc- 
ceeded Thomas Manton, D.D, [q.vP\, as a 
Pinners' Hall lecturer in 1677. Active 
persecution led him to embrace the ofier 
of foreign travel with Philip, fourth baron 
Wharton. He settled at Utrecht (1686), 
James II. 's Declaration for Liberty of 
Conscience brought him back (May 1687) 
to his London flock, though he resolutely 
declined to sanction the claim to a dis- 
pensing power. The Toleration Act 
(1689) he greeted with a plea for mutual 
forbearance between Conformists and 
Dissenters. His work for the Common 
Fund and the Happy Union is detailed 
in the Introduction. He declined in 



1694 to take part in a public ordination. 
In the same year he withdrew (Nov.) from 
the Pinners' Hall lectureship, and in the 
following month his congregation removed 
to a new Meeting-house in Silver Street, 
Wood Street. To the Socinian contro- 
versy he contributed (1694-5) two tracts, 
orthodox, but cautious. To the bill 
(1702) against occasional conformity he 
was strongly opposed. Just before his 
death he expressed entire concurrence in 
the scheme of non-synodical Presbyterian- 
ism developed in Calamy's " Defence of 
Moderate Nonconformity " (1704). (C. 
D. F. P. T. W. Wc.) [19, 31, 32, 86, 
126, 127, 154, 155, 160, 164, 168, 181, 183, 
189, 190] 

1654-94). Q. Born at Bettwsbleddrws, 
near Lampeter, Card. He was a rich 
man and something of a poet. To frus- 
trate the field - preaching of Walter 
Cradock (d. 14 D. 1659) he started a 
football game, sprained his ankle, hstened 
to the sermon, and became Cradock's 
disciple. In Feb. 1654/5 he joined the 
Congregational church under Rees Powell 
at Lampeter, Card., and soon began to 
preach. Licensed, 28 (?) Oct. 1672, as 
" Congf Teachr." at the house (still 
standing) of John Jones [q.v.'] at Llanba- 
dam Odwyn, Card. The Common Fund 
gave him yearly grants of £3, 1691-3. 
He was a Teaching Elder in the churches 
at Cilgwyn, Caeronen, etc.. Card., in 1694, 
and is supposed to have died soon after. 
(M. Rj. Rw. T.) [146] 

HOXTON. [3] 

(1627 — 20 0.1676). Ip. Son of Edward 
Hubbard, of Essex, afterwards of London. 
From Westminster school, matric. (as 
Francis Hubert, gent.) at Balliol Coll., 
Oxford, 9 N. 1650 ; B.A., 1653 ; M.A., 
1655/6. Vicar of Winterbourne - Monk- 
ton and Berwick Basset, Wilts ; ejected, 
1662. Removed to Oxford, where his 
wife had relatives, and under stress of the 
Five Mile Act retired, 1666, to Witney, 
where he remained till death (save for 
six months' imprisonment at Oxford for 
conventicling) . Licensed (as Francis 
Hubbard), 10 Aug. 1672, to be " Pr. 
Teach at his house " in Witney. (C. F. 
P. Sb. T.) [86] 

HUBLAND, PETER. Jp. Elected a 
Manager, 8 Dec. 1690, replacing James 
Boddington, but attended no meeting. 
John Jurin [y.v.] was the intermediary 
with him, as with Boddington; he is 
therefore presumed to be of the same 
denomination. {M.) [162] 

HUCHESON, GEORGE. Attended as 
Manager on 15 S. 1690 ; last attendance 
20 Feb. 1692/3, when his name is given 
as Richard Hucheson in error. {M.) 

HUCKLOW. [26] 

was John Leighton [q.v.]. [83] 

HUDLESKEUGH (' Hudlesbough,' 'Hud- 
lesbrough ') in Kirkoswald parish. [21, 

HUGHES, JOHN (1665-1728/9), younger 
son of Obadiah Hughes [q.v.]. Educated 
at the Academy of Samuel Cradock [q.v.], 
also at Geneva and at Utrecht. "Tutor 
in the Knightley family at Fawsley, 
Northants ; travelling tutor with Sir J. 
Wentworth. Evening lecturer at Silver 
Street, London, and morning preacher 
at Hoxton Square. Minister at Ware, 
Herts, from about 1699 till death. (Ev. 
Uh.) [50] 

HUGHES, OBADIAH, B.A. (1640—24 Jan. 
1704/5). Ip), Son of George Hughes, 
M.A., B.D. (1603 — 4 July 1667) ; ejected 
from the vicarage of St. Andrew's, Ply- 
mouth. Matric. at Christ Church, Oxford, 
23 July 1656 ; B.A., 1659 ; ejected from 
studentship, 1662. Ordained by pres- 
byters at Plymouth, 9 Mar. 1 670/1. 
Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in any 'place licensed. Removed to 
London, Apr. 1674, ministering to a con- 
gregation there ; and later, for 15 years, 
to a congregation at Enfield, Middx., 
where he died. (C. D. F. P. T.) [19, 32 
166, 168] 

HUGHES, STEPHEN (1622 ?-i688). Q. 
Bom at Carmarthen. Vicar of Meidrym, 
Carm. ; ejected, 1660. Licensed, 17 Apr. 
1672, as Congr. Teacher in Llanstephen 
parish and Pencader, Carm. ; his house 
in Swansea was licensed, 20 Apr. 1672. 
Had a great reputation for making 
preachers. (C. P. Rw.) [28] 

HUGHES, STEPHEN, secundus [fl. 1691- 
1693). Son of Stephen Hughes [q.v.], 
received grants, 1691-93, as student 
under Samuel Jones, M.A. [q.v.]. (M.) 
[28, 146] 

HULL. Ejected here were (i) John Shawe 
(23 June 1608 — 19 Apr. 1678), son of 
John, of Sick-House, Bradfield chapelry, 
Ecclesfield parish, W.R. ; of Christ's 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1623 ; B.A., 1626/7 ; M.A., 1630 ; ord. 
episcopally, 1629 ; lecturer at Brampton 
chapelry, Derb., 1630-33 ; lecturer at 
Chumleigh, Der., 1633-6 ; lecturer at 
AUhallows-on-the-Pavement, York ; vicar 
of Rotherham, 17 Apr. 1639 ; rector of 
Lymm, Ches., 1643 ; rector of Scraying- 



ham, E.R. ; lecturer at St. Mary's, Hull ; 
at Holy Trinity, Hull ; master of the 
Charter House, Hull, 1651-June 1662 ; 
royal chaplain, 25 July 1660 ; preached 
in Rotherham parish church from June 
1662 alternately with Luke Clayton (see 
Rotherham) ; ejected, 1662 ; preached 
in 1663 at Beverley, in i66g at Rother- 
ham ; d. 19 Apr. 1672. (C. D. Rb. T. 
V. Wp.) (2) Joseph Wilson (whom Cal- 
amy ejects from Beverley). [? Of Sid- 
ney Sussex Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, 1629 ; B.A., 1632/3 ; M.A., 1636], 
vicar of St. Mary's, Beverley, before 
1645 till 1652 ; vicar of Hessle (a parish 
partly in Hull), where he founded a 
school ; ejected, 1660 ; licensed, 20 June 
1672, as Grail Pr. 'Teacher, being of 
Newland near Hull ; also, 25 July 1672, 

. as Pr. Teacher in a house at Hull ; on 10 
Aug. 1672 was licensed " A new Meeting- 
house built by Presby att blackfriergate 
in Kingston upon Hull " (apparently the 
first built in Yorkshire) ; here he minis- 
tered till his death in Feb. 1678/9. (C. 
T. V. Wp.) [138] 

HULNE ABBEY (' Hull Abby ') in Alnwick 
parish, Northumb. 

HUMPHRYES, JOHN. [" John Hum- 
pherys of Beckford in Glostersh," was 
licensed as " Presb.", also with his house, 
on 5 S. 1672. (T.)] [138] 

HUNGERFORD. Ejected here was John 
Clark, much beloved. (C. P.) Grants 
were made to Hungerford of £z a year 
from 1691. (Af.) [6, 7, 123] 

HUNNETT. [123] See Wiltshire 

HUNSTON. Ejected here was James 
Waller, M.A. [?.w.]. [105] 

HUNT, EDWARD (fl. 1643-90). Jp. 
Held (after 1643) the sequestered rectory 
of Dunchideock, Devon., which became 
legally his on the incumbent's death, 
1645, aged 92 ; ejected, 1662. The 
Episc. Return, 1665, reports him as living 
at St. Thomas, near Exeter, " whether he 
hath taken any Degree he cannot learne. 
But is informed that he liveth peaceably." 
licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as " a Grail Presb. 
Teacher." He removed to South Molton, 
and ministered there till death. (C. P. T. 
Wc.) [31] 

HUNT, JOHN {d. 15 S. 1725). C. Second 
son of William Hunt, B.A., ejected from 
the vicarage of Sutton, Cambs. He was 
granted (1691-3) ;£io a year as Student of 
university learning under his brother, 
William Hunt [q.v.], at Cambridge. 
Minister at Royston, Herts ; Northamp- 
ton (1698 -1709) ; Newport Pagnell., 
Bucks, till 1 721 ; and Tunstead, Norf. 

His son, William {d. 20 May 1770), was 
Minister at Mattishall, Norf., Newport 
Pagnell, Bucks, from 1725, and Mare 
Street, Hackney, from Aug. 1738 till 
death. (B. C. Cm. Ev. M. P. We.) 


HUNT, WILLIAM (/?. 1691-92). C. Eldest 
son of William Hunt, B.A., ejected from 
the vicarage of Sutton, Cambs. The 
Common Fund made him (1691) a grant 
of £6 a year ; on n Apr. 1692 it was 
reported that he had removed from 
Cambridge " to a place of £^0 per annum 
and needs nothing." Happy man. Min- 
ister of Little Baddow, Essex. (C. M. P.) 
[12, 13, 14] 


HUNTINGDONSHIRE. [53, 168, 176] 
Only the headings " Huntingdon " are in 
the earhest handwriting, the rest in that 
of the Book-keeper. "The returns are 
numbered 27 and 148. 

Layton is Leighton Bromswold. 

HUSSEY, JOSEPH (31 Mar. 1660—15 N. 
1726). C Born at Fordingbridge, 
Hants. Educated by Robert Whitaker 
[Sl-v.'] and at Newington Green under 
Charles Morton. Chaplain (1681) to 
Lady Thompson, Clapham ; chaplain 
(1683) to Sir Jonathan Keate, at the 
Hoo, Herts. Ordained by presbyters in 
London, 26 Oct. 1688. Removed (1688) 
to Sissifems (parish of Codicote, Herts), 
and registered the place (Mids. 1689) 
under the Toleration Act. Preached also 
at the new Meeting-house (1690), Maiden 
Croft, Hitchin. Removed (1691) to Cam- 
bridge (where his Meeting-house was 
pillaged in 1716) and (1720) to Petticoat 
Lane, London. One of the witnesses 
against Richard Davis {q.v.'] at Kettering 
in 1692, but subsequently published his 
regret at having opposed Davis. Origin- 
ally Presbyterian, he became Congrega- 
tional in 1699. He lived in Hoxton 
Square, and there died. (Ev. CI. Uh. W. 
We.) [50] 



ILFRACOMBE (' Ilfarcomb '). [32] 

ILKESTON (' Ilston '). [27] 

ILMINSTER. Ejected here in 1660 were 
(i) William Alsop [?.«.]. (2) James 
Strong, son of Thomas, of Chardstock, 
Dors.; of New Inn Hall, Oxford ; matric. 
8 Apr. 1636, aged 17 ; M.A., 1657 ; army 
chaplain ; rector of Bettescombe, Dors., 
1648 ; preaching at various places in 
Somerset in 1669 ; licensed, 8 May 1672, 
as Pr. Teacher in a house at Broadway, 
Som. ; conformed ; rector of Eamshill, 




and vicar of Curry Rivell, Som., 1686 ; 
d. 1694. (C- F. T.) [91] 
ILSLEY ('Ilsly,' 'Ilseley'), EAST or 

MARKET. [7, 8] 
ILSTON. [27] See Derbyshire 
INGLESHOMBE. [92] See Somerset 
IPSWICH. Ejected here were (i) 
Benjamin Browning or Brunning, of St. 
Catharine's Hall, Cambridge ; matric. 
pensioner, 1644 ; B.A., 1644/5 i rem. 
to Jesus Coll.; Fellow; M.A., 1648; 
lecturer at St. Clement's, Ipswich ; d. 
Nov. 1688. (B. C. V.) (2) Robert Gouge 
\_q.v.'\. {3) Benjamin Stonham, of St. 
Catharine's Hall, Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, 1633 ; B.A., 1636/7 ; M.A., 1640 ; 
chaplain to Sir Anthony Irby [see Lady 
Irby] ; pastor of a Congregational church 
in St. Peter's, Ipswich ; silenced, 1662 ; 
removed to London, preaching in his 
lodging ; a millenarian ; d. 30 Mar. 1676, 
aged about 63. (B. C. V.) (4) Roger 
Young, of Jesus Coll., Cambridge, matric. 
pensioner, 1646 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 
1653 ; vicar of St. Nicholas, Ipswich ; 
preaching at East Bergholt, Suff., 1669 ; 
afterwards conformed. (B. C. T. V.) [103, 
105, 172] 
IRBI, i.e. IRBY, LADY {d. 1695). flj. 
Catherine (third daur. of William, Lord 
Paget of Beaudesert, Staff., by Frances, 
daur. of Henry Rich, earl of Holland, 
K.G.) became (1647) the fourth wife of 
Sir Anthony Irby {d. 2 Jan. 1691/2), of 
Whaplode, Line, knighted 2 June 1624, 
recorder of Boston, and M.P. for Boston. 
He was on the royahst side during the 
Civil War, yet as chaplain in his house 
in Westminster he had (1662-5) Thomas 
Cawton, B.A. (1637 ?-i677), who ultim- 
ately founded the Presbyterian congrega- 
tion in Westminster, which met first in 
his own house, St. Anne's Lane (licensed, 
2 Apr. 1672), afterwards successively in a 
Meeting-house in Tothill Street, and a 
larger one in Long Ditch (now Prince's 
Street). Irby Hall still stands at Whap- 
lode. Sir Anthony removed to Boston. 
By this his fourth wife he had five daughters 
and a son, Anthony, his heir. Joseph 
Hill [q.v.] was probably tutor to the 
latter's two sons. Lady Irby's grandsons, 
viz. Edward, created a baronet, 13 Apr. 
1704 (his son William was created, 10 Apr. 
1761, baron Boston of Boston, Line), and 
Anthony, who entered the army. (C. F. 
P. Pe. S. T. and documents lent by the 
kindness of Lord Boston.) [2] 
IRLAM THOMAS (d. 1748). C. Entered 
Frankland's Academy, 20 Apr. 1687. 
As Minister of Congleton, he was a 
fpunder, 1691, of the Cheshire Classis (see 

p. 157), but ceased attendance after 1719 
(with one exception, 1731)- In the early 
part of his ministry, he preached also in 
Bosley Chapel. A new Meeting-house 
was built for him at Congleton (1733). 
On his first application (1691) to the 
Common Fund, the intended grant was 
deferred, pending a report from Daniel 
Williams [q.v.'] " concerning ye circum- 
stances of ye s* Irlam " ; ultimately a 
grant of £i a year was confirmed (4 Sept. 
1 691) ; reduced in 1695 to £6, and in 
1723 to £5 ; continued to 1746. A 
special grant of £10 was made to him, 
3 Mar. 1 717/8, " in consideration of some 
late disturbances which have been given 
to the meeting-house there." In 1697 
he obtained also a grant from the Con- 
gregational Fund of £$ a year, increased 
in 1701 to £6. Nevertheless, in 1729 
he conveyed land to his son Thomas. 
His will (24 Jan. ^.j^tji) was proved, 
19 Aug. 1748 ; he left a considerable 
landed estate. He married at Stock- 
port, 17 Apr. 1688, Sarah Travis of 
Blackley, Lane. Among his descendants 
were Thomas Wright, Minister of Lewin's 
Mead, Bristol ; Josiah Wedgwood, the 
potter ; and Charles Robert Darwin, the 
apostle of evolution. His name is some- 
times incorrectly spelled Irelom. (Cf. 
Dr. Ev. M. Pi. Uc. Ue.) [16, 179] 
ISLE OF WIGHT (' White '). [100] 
ISSEB, •i.e. ISSOT, JOHN, B.A. (6. 1628). 
Q. Born in Yorkshire. Son of John 
Issot. Matric. pensioner at Clare Hall, 
Cambridge, 1646; B.A., 1649. Ejected 
from the rectory of Nun Monkton, West 
Riding. According to Calamy, he died 
about his 52nd year, though the Manu- 
script makes him 62 in 1690. 

Licence was issued, 16 May 1672, to 
" John Issot, jun. to be a Congr. Teacher 
in his howse in Hasbery," i.e. Horbury 
in Wakefield parish. West Riding. The 
application, 11 May 1672, was for " a 
Lj'cence for M'' Jn" Issett Jun'' att his 
fathr Mr Jno Issetts house at Horbery 
in Yorkeshire of the Congregationall 

John Issot, tertius, son of Edward Issot 
of Horbury, entered Frankland's Academy 
on 20 Feb. 1673/4; he was ordained 10 
July 1678, at Richard Mitchel's house 
in Craven ; he lived with Frankland, 
assisting him both in his Academy 
and his congregation ; later he was 
Minister in Craven ; and died on 12 Jan. 

Another " M'' Issot " died at Fold in 
Northowram on 3 June 1729. (C. Fr. 
Ho. Nk. Nr. P. T. V.) [129] 



47, 79, 93, 94, 124, i37, i75] 

JACKSON, JOHN (1622—26 D. 1696). Q. 
Bom at Oxton, Notts. Son of W. Jack- 
son, a centenarian Puritan divine. 
[? Matric. pensioner at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 1634; Scholar, 1634; did 
not graduate.] Vicar of Bleasby, Notts ; 
ejected, 1662. Removed to Morton, 
Notts, and taught school. Licensed, 
June 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in his 
howse in Morton." Subsequently he kept 
school at Kneesall, Notts. The Common 
Fund granted him, 1690-96, £4 a year at 
Bleasby. (C. M. P. T. Tc. V.} [83] 

JACKSON, JOHN, M.A. (fl. 1638- 1690). 
IP. Eldest son of Arthur Jackson (d. 
5 Aug. 1666) ; ejected from St. Faith's, 
London, who married the eldest dau. of 
T. Bownert of Stonebury, Herts. Matric. 
pensioner at St. Catharine's Hall, Cam- 
bridge, 1638 ; B.A., 1642/3 ; migrated 
to Queens' Coll. ; Fellow, 1644 ; M.A., 
1646. Held, 1656-61, the sequestered 
rectory of St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, 
London ; and later the vicarage of Mole- 
sey (East and West), Surrey; ejected, 
1662. Preached in London, 1663 and 
1664. Lived by correcting the press. 
His father's guardian, Joseph Jackson, 
was of Edmonton, Middx., and in John 
Jackson's house at Edmonton the father 
died. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as general 
Presb. Teacher at Brentford, Middx. ; 
his house at Old Brentford licensed, 10 
Aug. 1672. Published a sermon, a con- 
cordance, and memoir prefixed to his 
father's Annotations on Isaiah, 1682, 
(C. Cc. D. P. T. V. Wc. We.) [2, 72, 73] 

JACOB, JOSEPH. (D.) [187] 

JACOBSTOWE (' Jacobstow '). Ejected 
here was Peter Osborne [? of Oriel Coll., 
Oxford ; matric. 23 Apr. 1619, aged 17 ; 
B.A., 1622/3] ; rector of Jacobstowe, 
1642 ; ejected, 1662. (C. F.) [31] 

JAFFRAY, JAMES. On 22 D. 1690 the 
Common Fund made him a gift of £^, he 
being at Hexham. (M.) [jg] 

JAMES II. [118, 154, 188] 

JAMES, JOHN, M.A. (1620-July 1694). 
p. Son of Philip James of Bicester, 
Oxfordsh. Matric. 8 Dec. 1637, aged 17, 
at St. Alban's Hall, Oxford ; B.A., 1641 ; 
M.A., 1649. In Anglican orders. In- 
cumbent of Brighton, Sussex (1649-56) ; 
rector of West Isley, Berks, from 1656 ; 
ejected, 1662. Offered canonry of Wind- 
sor. Harassed by Five Mile Act (1666). 
In Episcopal Returns (1669) "Mr James 
of Staynes" is reported as one of 13 
Teachers of a Presbyterian conventicle 

at Wraysbury and Colebrooke, Bucks 
{cf. Vincent, Nathaniel) ; also as one of 
six Presbyterian Teachers at Newbury 
Berks; and as preaching to " above 100 " 
Presbyterians " Att the house of John 
Tilly," Weybridge, Surrey. On 13 May 
1672 he was licensed as Presb. Teacher 
in his house in the parish of Staines, 
Middx. He was nine years Minister at 
Staines, and removed to London. He is 
the Mr. James in the list of unplaced 
Ministers. (C. F. P. T.) [2] 

JAMES, JOHN (1626 ?-i696). C, Son of 
Simon James of Woodstock, Oxfordsh., 
schoolmaster. Matric. 24 July 1642 at 
Exeter Coll., Oxford, aged 15. Vicar of 
Flintham-with-Sutton, Notts, and lec- 
turer at Newark ; ejected (1661 ?) and 
imprisoned in Nottingham gaol for 17 
months ; arrested again, he " lay in 
Newark gaol about six years." In the 
Episc. Returns, 1669, he is reported as 
" one M'' James " preaching to " about 
12 or 20 persons " at the houses of Robert 
Walker and M^ Fillingham in Arnold, 
Notts ; also ss " John James, a Farmer 
& a Dangerous Seducer from the Church," 
one of two preachers to a " considerable " 
number of Independents or Anabaptists, 
" Att the houses of M'' John James & 
William Bradley & Anthony Marsh in 
Flintham " ; he is probably also the 
■ " one James," an ejected Minister, one 
of the preachers to "about 20" of the 
" better sort " at Wanlip, Leic. On 16 
May 1672, he was licensed as a Congr. 
Teacher in the house of Eliz. Reade in 
Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. On the 
withdrawal of Indulgence his goods were 
seized, and he fled to London. He became 
pastor of a Congregational church in 
Wapping. He joined the Happy Union, 
and was appointed (19 Dec. 1692) a 
Manager of the Common Fund. He was 
an original Manager of the Congregational 
Fund (1695). He died at Wapping. (C. 
Co. F. M. P. T.) [157, 161, 165] 

JAMES, JOHN. C. The Common Fund 
voted him, 16 F. 1690/1, a gratuity of £2, 
he being at Criglas, otherwise Cricklas, 
in Abergwilly parish, Carm. (M.) [144] 

JAMES, RICE. [146] 

JAMES, STEPHEN (d. 1724/5). Jp. The 
Common Fund voted him (9 May 1692) 
;£io a year " when fixed with a Tutour." 
Studied, 1692-6, under Matthew Warren 
[q.v.']. Minister at Pitminster, Som. Suc- 
ceeded (1706) Warren as divinity tutor 
in the Taunton Academy, having Henry 
Grove (4 Jan. 1684/5 — 27 F. 1737/8) as 
his coadjutor and successor. Died early 
in 1725 " almost in the midst of his 



days," after long illness. He could not 
be much short of fifty. The funeral 
sermon, by Grove, is void of particulars. 
[D. Ev. M.) [125, 172] 

JAMES, THOMAS (fl. 1676- 1718). ip. 
Minister at Ashford, Kent, in 1676. On 
4 May 1691 the Common Fund ordered 
" y' if hee please to accept of £5 : — 
towards defraying the charge hee has beene 
at or shall be at in repairing his meeting 
house, it shall be given him out of this 
Fond." He removed in 1718. (Ev. M. 
W.) [55] 

JAQUES . . . Not at Rochester in 1715. 
(Ev.) [55] 

J BAKES, ... (d. 1691/2 ?). Query, 
identical with the foregoing. [A London 
Minister, named Jaque, is mentioned in 
the Fund Minutes on 16 Feb. 1690/1 and 
7 Dec, 1691 ; Rodbard and Stretton are 
deputed to ask him to contribute to the 
Fund ; hence he was probably a Presby- 
terian.] [116] 

JENKYN, WILLIAM, M.A. (Dec. 1613- 
19 Jan. 1684/5). ]p. Born at Sudbury, 
Suff. Eldest son of William Jenkyn, 
vicar of All Saints', Sudbury. His father 
had been disinherited for his puritanism ; 
his mother was granddaughter of John 
Rogers, the Marian proto-martyr. Matric. , 
3 July 1628, at St. John's Coll,, Cam- 
bridge ; B.A,, 1632 ; M,A., 1635. 
Having held from 13 Feb. 1639/40 a 
lectureship at St, Nicholas Aeons, Lon- 
don, he was presented (27 Jan, 1 640/1) 
to the rectory of St. Leonard's, Col- 
chester, Resigning from fear of the 
ague, he was admitted (i Feb, 1642/3) 
to the vicarage of Christ Church, New- 
gate, holding in addition a lectureship 
at St, Anne's Blackfriars, A strong 
Presbyterian, he remonstrated against 
the trial of Charles I. ; his attitude 
caused his suspension from the ministry 
(June 1650). Implicated in the plot 
(1651) of Christopher Love for the re- 
storation of Charles II., he narrowly 
escaped execution. His suspension was 
removed, and in 1654 he became rector 
of St. Anne's Blackfriars ; this he soon 
exchanged for his old position at Christ 
Church, Newgate, Welcoming the Re- 
storation, he was ejected in 1662. In 
1663/4 he was preaching at Mr. Clayton's 
in Wood Street, at " y" Angell " in New- 
gate Market, and at the Rose and Crown 
in Blowbladder Street. He was treasurer 
of a Fund " for the benefit of those 
ministers turned out in the city and 
country," In 1665 he was still preach- 
ing at various places in London ; he 
retired to King's Langley, Herts, and 

preached there. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
to 100 Presbyterians at Mrs. Bachelor's, 
St. Albans, Herts, and also to a "con- 
siderable " congregation " of the middle 
and inferior sort," at the house of Mr. 
Roberts, Watford, Herts. His licences, 
2 Apr. 1672, for his house or chamber 
in Horn Alley, Aldersgate Street, as a 
Meeting - place for Presbyterians, and 
for himself to teach in any other licensed 
place, were the very first issued under 
the Indulgence of 15 March 1671/2. 
He was one of the original six lecturers 
at Pinners' Hall, 1672. His congre- 
gation built for him a Meeting-house in 
Jewin Street, where his services were 
connived at till 1682. He still preached 
privately, till his arrest (2 Sept. 1684) 
at a prayer-meeting. Refusing the Ox- 
ford oath (1665) to endeavour no altera- 
tions in Church or State, he was com- 
mitted to Newgate, A petition to the 
Crown, backed by medical certificates, 
evoked from Charles II, the reply : 
" Jenkyn shall be a prisoner as long as 
he lives," Four months of rigorous con-- 
finement killed him. A courtier told 
Charles, "Jenkyn has got his liberty." 
" Ay, who gave it him ? " "A greater 
than your Majesty, the King of kings." 
Mourning rings, distributed at his funeral 
(attended by 150 coaches), bore the words 
" Murdered in Newgate." The epitaph 
(1715) on his tomb in Bunhill Fields 
describes him as a martyr. (C. Cm. D. 
P. T. W.) [154, 163, 188] 

JENNINGS, JOHN, B.A. (1634-1701). p. 
Born in Oswestry parish, Shrops. Entered 
at Christ Church, Oxford, 2' O. 1652 ; 
B.A,, 1655/6. Rector (1658) of Hartley 
Westpall, Hants ; ejected, 1662. Tutor to 
Noyes, of Tuckwell ; chaplain to Mrs. 
Phesant, of West Langton, near Kib- 
worth, Leic, and preached to a congrega- 
tion in her house. Licensed, Sept. 1672, 
being of West Langton, as " Pr. Teacher." 
Removed latterly to Kibworth, Leic, 
where he bought an estate, and there died.. 
His sons, John (d. 8 July 1723) and. 
David, D.D. (18 May 1691— 16 S. 1762), 
were tutors of notable Academies. (C. 
D. F. P. T.) [67] 

12 Sept. 1709). ]p. Eldest son of 
Richard Jennings, portman of Ipswich,, 
by Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Day, M.P. 
Matric. pensioner at St. Catharine's 
Hall, Cambridge, 1633 ; B.A., 1635/6 ; 
M.A., 1639. Was in New England, 
1636-9. Returning, preached in North- 
ants, Hunts, and Suffolk. Ordaiijed,. 



18 Sept. 1645, in London. Rector of 
Coombs, Suffolk, 1647 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
but retained the parsonage till 1678, 
when he went to London. Licensed, 10 
June 1672, as Presb. Teacher in his 
house at Coombs. Latterly, Uved with 
" three pious widows at Clapham." 
Preached without notes at 92. He 
married Temperance Dandy. Published 
nothing. {B. C. P. T. V.) [2] 

JERRETT, . . . ff). Proposed as 
Manager by Thomas Cockerill [q.v.], 29 
July 1690 ; attended no meeting. (M.) 

JEWIN STREET. This site, off Alders- 
gate Street, originally named Leyrestowe, 
was known as Jewen Garden, being 
assigned as a cemetery for Jews, long 
the only one in England. On the ex- 
pulsion of the Jews by Edward I. he 
granted the ground to the Dean of St. 
Paul's. Stow speaks of it as " turned 
into faire garden plots and summer houses 
for pleasure." Strype calls it Jewen 
Street, " being a continued Street of con- 
tiguous Houses on each side of the way." 
Milton lived in the eastern part of Jewin 
Street from 1661 to 1663, and there wrote 
most of "Paradise Lost." (Lo. Sl.St.) [i] 

JOHNSON, THOMAS, M.A. (1629-July 
1707). Ip. Born at Painsthorpe, in 
Kirby-under-Dale parish, East Riding. 
Son of Edward Joynson, yeoman. From 
Crigglestone grammar school admitted 
pensioner at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 
8 June 1649, age 19 ; B.A., 1652/3 ; 
M.A., 1656. Ordained by Adel Presby- 
tery on 31 Oct. 1655 as Minister of Great 
Houghton Chapel in Darfield parish. 
Ejected (1662) from the vicarage of Sher- 
burn-in-Elmet, West Riding. Criggle- 
stone is in Sandall Magna parish. West 
Riding. Licensed, 30. Sept. 1672, being 
of Sandall Magna, as " Pr. Teach at his 
house and elsewhere." He received Fund 
grants, 1691-1706 ; originally £5 a year 
for Crigglestone ; from 1695, £^ for 
Flockton and Crigglestone. He seems to 
have removed to Painsthorpe, and died 
there " An ancient Dissenting minr." 
(C. Jo. M. Nr. P. T. V. Y.) [129] 

1629 — 14 Mar. 1702/3). C. Born at 
Droylsden, Lane, son of Major James 
JoUie (1610-1666). Entered Trinity 
Coll., Cambridge, as subsizar, 28 Jan. 
1645/6 ; matric. 1646, but did not gradu- 
ate. Incumbent of Altham Chapel, 
parish of Whalley, Lane, Sept. 1649 ; 
formed there a " gathered church " ; was 
party to a projected " accommodation " 
(1659) between the Presbyterian and 

Congregational divines of Lancashire ; 
ejected, 1662. Removed to Healey, near 
Burnley, Lane. Five times imprisoned 
for conventicling. Bought (1667) the 
farmhouse of Wymondhouses, parish of 
Whalley, Lane, and there preached. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report a con- 
venticle of '■ Independents, and some 
seperatists " at Altham. On petition 
from ten dwellers in Blackburn hundred, 
and eight in Salford hundred, hcence 
was asked for Jolly, " Of the Congre- 
gationall perswasion," to preach in the 
house of Richard Sagar, called Slade, that 
of Richard Cottham, called Sparth that 
of Robert Whittaker, called Healy, and 
Jolly's own at Wymondhouses. These 
licences were all granted, 2 May 1672. • 
In 1688 he built a Meeting-house at 
Wymondhouses ; in 1689, the house 
at Sparth was certified for worship. He 
took up the case (1689) of Richard 
Dugdale, the supposed demoniac of 
Surey, near Chtheroe, which brought him 
no credit. He was a member of the 
Lancashire Provincial Meeting of United 
Ministers (1693). Buried at Altham 
Chapel. {C.D.Nl.P.T.Tc.V.Y.) [61 64I 

28 Mar. 1714). C. Born at Altham, 
Lanes. Son of Thomas Jolly [q.v.]. 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 27 Aug. 
1673 ; rem., Dec. 1675, to study in 
London. Called, 1679, to the Congrega- 
tional church, meeting at the New Hall, 
Snig Hill, Sheffield ; ordained by pres- 
byters, 28 Apr. 1681. Imprisoned at 
York, 1683. A new Meeting-house (the 
Upper Chapel) was built for him about 
1700. Frankland had removed his 
Academy from Attercliffe to Rathmell in 
July 1689. In 1691 Jollie opened another 
Academy at AttercUffe Hall (his resid- 
ence) for training students for the 
ministry ; his curriculum excluded mathe- 
matical studies as tending to scepticism. 
Among his students (about 100), several 
of whom had bursaries from the Fund up 
to 1696, was a larger proportion of dis- 
tinguished men than in most Noncon- 
formist Academies : the list includes 
John Bowes, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 
Thomas Seeker, archbishop of Canter- 
bury, and Nicholas Saunderson, LL.D., 
the blind mathematician and numis- 
matist. {D. M. Ma. My.) [130 133I 

JONES, DAVID {d. 1700). C. Born in 
Cardiganshire. Matric. ' ser.', at Christ 
Church, Oxford, 10 Nov. 1654. Ordained 
by presbyters. Vicar of Llanbadarn- 
fawr. Card.; ejected (1660?), kept school, 
and continued preaching. Licensed, 28 



Oct. 1672, as " Congf. gen^iu TeacR of 
Pencarregin Cardigansh." The Common 
Fund granted him (22 June 1691) {^\ a 
year for Pencarreg till 1693. He was 
pastor at Cilgwyn, Card., and preaching 
at various places in Cardiganshire as late 
as 1694. (C. F. M. P. Rj. Rw. T.) [145] 

JONES, DAVID (d. 1718). C. Grant of 
£S was made (1697) to " My David Jones 
of Salop " from the Congregational Fund. 
He was Minister at Shrewsbury till death. 
(Cf. Ev. P.) [15, 88, 89] 

JONES, DAVID. C. A minister of these 
names was at Gellybion, Glam., and 
Piltou in Gower, in 1715. (Ev.) [146] 

JONES, GAMALIEL {d. 1717). C. Son 
of John Jones, M.A. [d. July 1671), 
ejected from Marple chapelry in Stock- 
port parish. Entered Frankland's 
Academy, 16 Apr. 1679. Ordained at 
Warrington, Jan. 1687/8. If he were "Att 
Congleton " it was for a short time between 
the ministry of Eliezer Birch [q.v.], ended 
in 1688, and that of Thomas Irlam [q-v.], 
begun before March i6gi. In 1691 Jones 
was a founder of the Cheshire Classis {see 
p. 157) and its scribe, being Minister of 
Chadkirk Chapel ; it is probable, as 
Chadkirk is not mentioned, that Congle- 
ton is a mistake for Chadkirk. ChadMrk 
Chapel was claimed by Episcopalians, and 
Jones removed his congregation (1706) to 
Hatherlow, where they built a chapel. 
He received, 1713-16, a yearly Fund grant 
of £^ at Bredbury, in Chadkirk parish. 
He was buried at Marple, 6 June 1717. 

His second son, John Jones, succeeded 
him at Hatherlow. (Ev. Fr. Ht. Nk. Uc.) 


JONES, JOHN (1640—3 July 1722). C. 
Householder at Llwynrhys, a dwelling in 
Llanbadarn Odwyn parish. Card., still 
standing, and used as a place of worship 
till 19 Oct. 1735. Said to have been the 
earliest Nonconformist preacher in Car- 
diganshire after the Restoration. His 
house was licensed on 28 (?) Oct. 1672 
{see Morgan Howell). By his wife 
Margaret, sister of David Edwards [?.!).], 
he had four sons and twelve daughters. 
Of his sons, Jenkin became a noted 
preacher, and John was the ancestor of 
Rev. Rees Jenkin Jones, Aberdare, by 
whom valuable information for these 
Notes has been most kindly furnished. 
(M. Rj. T.) [146] 

JONES, MALACHI(^. 1728). Q. Granted 
£'i by the Congregational Fund on 13 
Apr. 1696, being then still " of Hereford- 
shire." He emigrated to America, and 
at the time of his death had been long 
pastor of a congregation in Pennsylvania. 

His son Samuel (1680 ?-i7i9) was the 
tutor of the Academy at Gloucester, 
afterwards at Tewkesbury, under whom 
Seeker and Butler were students. {Cf. 
D. Rj.) [143, 145] 

JONES, SAMUEL, M.A. (1628— 7 S. 1697). 
C Born near Chirk Castle, Denb. Son 
of John Roberts, of Corwen, Merion. 
Matric. pleb., at All Souls' Coll., Oxford, 
2 Mar. 1646/7, aged 18 ; expelled, 15 May 
1648, by the parliamentary visitors ; 
admitted scholar of Jesus Coll., 2 Nov. ; 
B.A., 1652 ; M.A., 1654 ; Fellow and 
Bursar. Ordained by presbyters at 
Taunton. Held (4 May 1657) the se- 
questered vicarage of Llangynwyd, 
Glam. ; ejected, 1662. He. lived at 
Brynllwarch, a farmhouse in Llangynwyd 
parish, and there (about 1672) established 
a famous Nonconformist Academy, the 
first in Wales, and the precursor of 
the Carmarthen (Presbyterian) College. 
Kildeudy, where his congregation met 
(the house of Rees Powell wa.s licensed 
there as a Pr. Meeting Place on 18 Nov. 
1672), is near Bridgend, Glam. He suf- 
fered imprisonment for Nonconformity. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching at Bettws, Glam., "At the. 
house of Mr Rees Powell in the late time 
of Rebellion a Sherifie of the County, 
& a Justice of peace " ; this was Rees 
Powell of Maesteg, parish of Llangynwyd, 
whose daughter Mary was Jones' first 
wife. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as Br. 
Teacher at his house in Llangynwyd, and 
elsewhere; also, 16 July 1672, as " Ind. 
to be a teacher at his howse in Margam 
Parish Glamorgan " ; also, 30 S. 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher at the house of Eve 
Christopher of Cowbridg in Glamor- 
gansh." The Common Fund voted him 
(1690) £6 a year. He was a Welsh poet 
of distinction. (C. D. F. M. P. Rj. Rw. 
T. Wo.) [143, 146] 

JONES, WATKIN {fl. 1662-1692). C. 
Curate to Henry Walter, B.C.L. ; ejected 
(1662) from the vicarage of Newport, 
Monm., who served also the vicarage of 
Mynyddyslwyn andtherectoryof Bedwas; 
and ejected with him. In 1668 he became 
pastor at Gellygrug, parish of Aberysf- 
with, Monm., to a union of Congrega- 
tionals and Baptists. The Baptists 
seceded, but (according to Rees) Jones, 
whom he places at Sychbant, parish of 
Mynyddyslwyn, was pastor to the residue 
till his death, after 1692. Licensed, 
June 1672, " to be a Pr. Teacher at his 
howse in Mynythysloy [i.e. Mynyddys- 
lwyn] Parish, Monm." The Common 
Fund voted him (28 S. 1691) ^^4 a year ; 



on 27 June 1692, and 19 June 1693, he is 
paid this for Newport, Monm., apparently 
as assistant to Thomas Barnes [q.v.]. 
(C. F. M. P. Rw. T.) [143] 

(Jan. 1622/3 -June 1712), created a 
baronet, '8 June 1665 ; sheriff of Herts, 
1677-78 ; direct ancestor of the Earls 
of Roden (earldona, 1771). {Ba.) [51] 

JURIN, JOHN. f). Citizen of London, 
and dyer, was of St. Dunstan's Hill, in 
1677. He attended as Manager on 14 
July 1690, when he was appointed one 
of the Treasurers, and a Correspondent 
for Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, 
Sufiolk, and Warwickshire. His last at- 
tendance was on 6 March 1692/3. On 

19 June 1693 h6 was replaced as Corre- 
spondent for Warwickshire by Samuel 
Annesley [q.v.]. At Midsummer 1693 his 
subscription was in arrear. He was not a 
Manager of the reconstituted Fund (1695). 
{Ld. M.) [34, 35, 73, loi, 106, 119, 147, 
162, 164, 168] 


KANEDY. [144] See Llanedi • 
KAY, i.e. RAY, JOHN (1659—17 S. 1699). 
]p. Entered Frankland's Academy, 30 
Mar. 1676. Lived at Gomersal. Or- 
dained at Alverthorpe, 4 Sept. 1689. At 
the time of his death was preaching 
alternately at Pudsey and Cleckheaton 
(see Holdsworth, John). Buried at 
Birstall, 20 S. 1699. {Fr. Hh. Ht. My. 
Nk. Nr.) [130] 
KEELING, FRANCIS {fl. 1690-93). Elder 
son of Francis Keeling; B.A. (1632 — 14 
Apr. 1690) ; ejected from the chapelry of 
Cogshot, Shropshire. He received, i Feb. 
1691/2, a grant of £5 for his encourage- 
ment as itinerant Minister in Suffolk ; 
renewed, 18 Jan. 1692/3 ; and increased, 

20 March 1693, to a yearly grant of ^10, 
which, however, ceased before June. 

His younger brother, John, was granted 
;^io a year as student, on i Dec. 1690; 
confirmed, 12 Jan. 1690/1. He died 
Minister of Cirencester, Glou., in 1726. 
(C. Ev. M. P.) [2, 104] 
KEITH, . . ■ (fl. 1690-96). C. Student, 
1690, under Thomas Doolittle [?.t'.]. 
Apparently a Londoner. The Minutes 
of the Congregational Fund Board show 
that on 13 April 1696 " Dr. Chancy gave 
his Oppinion concerning M' Keath . . . 
for their being further instructed in their 
Studdies," and " That M' Cross discourse 
with M'' Keath's mother about his main- 
tenance " ; further, on 11 May 1696, it 
was " Ordered that £\o be allowed unto 
young M'' Keith for his instruction for 

one yeare, leaveing the conduct of him 
to Mf Cross." Walter Cross, M.A. (d. 
1701), was Minister of the Congregational 
church in Rope-makers' Alley, Moor- 
fields. Keith was sent to study under 
Thomas Goodwin, secundus [q.v.'], at 
Pinner. (C/. Co. W.) [4] 

KELLANS. [145] See Cardiganshire 

KELLET, NETHER. Thomas Whitehead 
(i6o6-Feb. 1679/80), ejected from Dalton, 
Lanes, was licensed, 22 May 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in James Dickenson's house here. 
(C. r.) A Fund grant of £10 a year for 
Kellet was made (4 July 1692) to Robert 
Waddington (C.), who was ordained 
April 1682, and succeeded George Benson 
[q.v.] at Kellet. Only ;^8 was paid in 
1692 and .1693. Waddington removed 
(1700) to Tockholes ; he received £5 a 
year for Tockholes (where he was suc- 
ceeded (1715) by Peter Valentine. [Ev. 
M. Nt.) [23] 

KELSEY, ... Ip. Proposed as Manager 
by Samuel Powell [q.v.], 29 July 1690 ; 
attended no meeting. (M.) [162] 

KEMPSTER, JOHN, M.A. (1630 ?-July 
1692). ip. Son of William Kempster, 
of Burford, Oxfordshire. Matric, 9 
April 1647, at Christ Church, Oxford, 
aged 17 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 1654 '• 
chaplain of his college. Held the se- 
questered vicarage of Brixham, Devon, 
1659 ; ejected, 1662. Lived at Lupton, 
and remained there after ejection, re- 
moving to Dartmouth. The Episcopal 
Returns (1665) report him as living there 
" peaceably and quietly." Driven to 
London by the Five Mile Act (1666) ; 
but licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as a general 
Presb. Teacher of Dartmouth. Signed 
the thanks from Devon Ministers. Re- 
turned to London, and preached occa- 
sionally. He married a NichoUs, of 
Liskeard, Cornwall. (C. F. P. T. Wc.) 

KENDAL ('Kendall'). Calamy gives 
John ' Wallis ' as ejected here and scan- 
dalous ; the reference is to John 
Wallace, M.A., vicar of Heversham, 
Westm., 1658; ejected, 1660; his con- 
duct, as rector of Grasmere, 1653-8, had 
been scandalous in 1655 ; in 1664 he was 
imprisoned for Nonconformity. (C. N.) 
KENISTON. [26] See Kynaston 
KENT. [51, 55, 56, 168, 176, 181] Only 
the headings " Kent " are in the earliest 
handwriting ; the rest, with shght ex- 
ception, in that of the Book-keeper. The 
returns are numbered from 60 to 125 
(most of them 74), and in 1691 from i to 



Feversham, Fever, is Faversham iq.v.']. 
Leige Castle is Leeds Castle. 
Westcum is Westerham [?-f-]- 

KENTISH, THOMAS {d. 1700). ]p. Son 
of Thomas Kentish, M.A. {d. 1695) ; 
ejected from the rectory of Overton, 
Hants. Grandson of Thomas Kentish, 
ejected from the rectory of Middleton, 
Durh. Probably studied (before 1685) 
in the Academy at Newington Green, of 
Charles Morton [q.v.]. Evening lecturer 
at Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate. Succeeded 
Nathaniel Oldfield (1674 — 31 D. 1696) as 
Minister of the Presbyterian Congrega- 
tion in Globe Alley, Maid Lane, South- 
wark. [W. We.) [2, 166] 

KENWYN (' Kenwin '). [19] 

KER, JOHN, M.D. (1639-+ 1723). ]p. 
Born in Ireland. Possibly son of James 
Ker, Presbyterian Minister of Bally- 
money, Co. Antrim (1646-60), who died 
in Scotland. Educated in Scotland, 
being probably the " Joannes Ker " who 
graduated at Edinburgh on 18 July 1664. 
He conducted an Academy in Dublin at 
which Ministers and laymen were edu- 
cated. Two of his pupils, living in 1703, 
were Ministers of repute. In a return of 
Presbyterian Ministers and Probationers 
in Ireland, about the middle of March 
1689, John Ker appears as one of the Pro- 
bationers in and about Dublin. From 
Ireland he was driven, probably in that 
year, in consequence of the measures 
taken during the vice-royalty (1687-91) 
of Richard Talbot, earl of Tyrconnel. 
He became at once the chief instructor at 
the Academy in Bishop's Hall, Bethnal 
Green [q.v.], then under Thomas Brand 
iq.v.], on whose death (i Dec. 1691) he 
conducted the Academy alone, for a year, 
when he was succeeded by John Short 
[q.v.]. From 1690 to 1692 the names of 
21 of his divinity students are recorded. 
Probably he next opened an Academy 
of his own. On 3 March 1694 he became 
a student at the University of Leiden as 
"Johannes Ker, Hybernus," his age being 
45, and his subject "Mathesis," which 
included Natural Philosophy. On 5 
March 1696/7 he graduated M.D. at 
Leiden. Returning to London he re- 
sumed his Academy ; the last grant to one 
of his students was in 1708. His forte was 
Latin : at prayers in his Academy he was 
more effective in Latin than in English. 
At this time he attended the ministry at 
Armourers' Hall, Coleman Street, of 
George Hamond, M.A. (1620-Oct. 1705) ; 
ejected (1662) from the united rectories 
of Trinity and St. Peter's, Dorchester. 
Nothing is said of his preaching anywhere. 

Of the conduct of his Academy and its 
studies a very full account (some of it 
reproduced by Jeremy) is given by 
Samuel Palmer {d. 1724), his pupil some 
time before 1698, who speaks of him as 
" the same Encourager of free and large 
thoughts in every part of our studies." 
He conducted his Academy at Highgate ; 
afterwards, it is said, at St. John's Square, 
Clerkenwell. Calamy speaks of him as 
" critically disposed " and " very par- 
ticular in his temper," yet ready to make 
ample amends for what he owned to be 
" a carping cavilling spirit." His publi- 
cations are the following ; if the latest is 
properly ascribed to him, he reached the 
age of 84. 

1. " Disputatio de Secretionis Ani- 
malis efficiente Causa et Ordine," Lugd. 
Bat. 1697, 4to. 

2. " Selectarum de Lingua Latina 
Libri duo," etc., 1708-9, 8vo. 

3. " Quaternae Epistolae ... ad R. 
Bentleium ... ad E. Spanhemium . . . 
ad F. Bonetum, 1713, 8vo. 

4. " Serenissimo- . . . Principi Georgio 
. . . Regi ... in illud Ciceronis ' O tem- 
pera ! O mores ! ' Carmen." 1723 fol. 
anon. (Latin and English verse, ad- 
dressed to George I.) 

Ker is the spelling in his publications ; 
the name is also spelled Kerr, Kir, Kirr, 
Karr, and Carr (the last two representing 
the Irish pronunciation). {A. Cm. D. 
(under O'Quinn) Ed. Je. M. Pa. Re. Ri.) 
[90, 166] 

KERRING, . . . ? Nathaniel Kerridge 
(brother of John Kerridge of Colyton ; 
see Ames Short), matric. at Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford, 16 July 1661, aged 18. 
(F.) [91] 

(d. Apr. 1707). Ip. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 27 July 1680. Pasture 
House in Horton-in-Craven, parish of 
Gisburn, West Riding, misplaced in 
North Riding (p. 135), was the place 
of Nonconformist worship before 1689. 
Afterwards a Meeting-house in Horton 
was built by Richard Hargraves [d. 1718), 
a London merchant. Kershaw succeeded 
John Issot, iertius [q.v. under Isseb], as 
Minister in Craven, and was ordained 
at Rathmell, 8 Apr. 1691. He died in 
London, and was buried 18 Apr. 1707. 
The Fund gave yearly grants of £15, in 
favour of Kershaw and two others, for 
places in Craven, 1704-8. [Fr. Hh. Ht. 
M. My. Nk. Nr.) [130, 135] 

KESWICK. [22, 23] 

KETTERING. Ejected here was John 
Maydwell, M.A. [q.v.]. The Common 



Fund in 1693 offered £5 to Kettering if 
a Minister were fixed tliere. (M.) [76, 
186, 187] 

KETTLEBASTON (' Kittle Barson '). 

KEY, THOMAS {d. Apr. 1698). Q. 
Candidate for the ministry in 1662 ; 
silenced. Member of the church of 
Thomas Jolly [q.v.}. Ordained, 10 S. 
1 671, as Minister of the Nonconformists 
of Walmsley Chapel, Lane. Application 
was made by ten dwellers within the 
hundred of Blackburn and eight within 
the hundred of Salford for licence to Key, 
and for licences for the houses of Francis 
Norbury, in Entwistle, John Wood, in 
Tottington, and John Harwood, in 
Hoddlesdon, as Meeting-places for him. 
Licence was given, 2 May 1672, to Key as 
" Congr. Teacher in the howse of Francis 
Norbury in the hundred of Salford," and 
at the same time the houses of Wood, 
Harwood, and Norbury were licensed as 
" Congr. Meeting Places." Entwistle and 
Walmsley are both in Bolton parish ; 
Hoddlesdon, in Over Darwen, is in Jolly's 
district, and suggests that Key was to take 
part in Jolly's labours. He was one of 
those who conducted services at Hogh- 
ton Tower. The Common Fund granted 
him (1690) £5 a year for Walton Chapel, 
reduced (1695) to £^, ending 25 D. 1703 ; 
but this was one of the cases of continued 
payment of grant to the place though the 
Minister was dead. Key was buried at 
Walton, 22 Apr. 1698. (C. M. Nl. P. T.) 

KICKMANSWORTH. [51] See Hert- 

KIDDERMINSTER (' Kiderminster '). 
Ejected here in 1660 was Richard Baxter 
[q.v.]. [126, 127, 128] 

KILDEUDY (' Kildeydy '), near Bridgend, 
Glam. [143] 

KIMBOLTON (' Kimbleton '). [53] 

KING, JOHN (/. 1688-1746). C. Studied 
under Charles Morton [q.v.], at Newington 
Green. Assistant {1680-88) to John 
Collins in the Congregational church. 
Paved Alley, Lime Street, London ; 
assistant (31 March 1688 + July 1690) to 
James Hannot in the Congregational 
church. Great Yarmouth ; reported i 
Dec. 1690 as " now fixing at Welling- 
borough," and received a grant of ;£io. 
Minister of the Congregational church, 
Silver Street, Wellingborough, Northants, 
1691, and removed it (1746) to a new 
Meeting-house in Cheese Lane. One of 
the witnesses against Richard Davis [q.v.l 
at Kettering in 1692 {see p. 186). He 
received grants from both Funds ; the 

grant from the older Fund (ranging from 
^5 to £S) was paid to him up to 1745 ; 
thereafter, till 1750, a grant of £6 is paid 
to Wellingborough, without mention of 
Minister's name. (B. Cf. Co. Gl. M. W .) 
[75, 77, 18S] 
KING, JOHN (d. 1740 ?). ft. Son of 
John King, "a poor Cutler of Sheffield." 
Received, 2 Mar. 1 690/1, a yearly grant 
of £5 " towards his education." His 
name occurs at the end of a list of York- 
shire students, 1692. On 30 May 1692 a 
grant of ^^3, lor books, was made to him as 
student under Vincent Alsop [q.v.']. He 
is probably the John King, ordained 21 O. 
1707, Minister at Stone, Staff. ; removed 
to Newport, Shrops., 1721 ; and received 
Fund grants yearly up to 1739. (Ev. M.) 

KING, SIMON, M.A. (1613-1693 ?). Ip. 
Son of Simon King of Woodhouse, Leic, 
pleb. Matric. at BaUiol Coll., Oxford, 
15 June 1632, aged 19 ; rem. to St. John's 
Coll. ; B.A., 1633/4 ; returned to BaUiol 
Coll. ; M.A., 1638. Schoolmaster at 
Bridgnorth, Shrops., where he lived in 
the same house with Richard Baxter \_q.v.']. 
Vicar of Holy Trinity, Coventry, 1642-5 ; 
rector of Botolph-Bridge, Hunts (now 
united with Orton Longueville) ; ejected, 
1662. Licensed, July 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher " in his house at Orton Longue- 
ville (burnt down in Aug. 1689). The 
Common Fund granted him (1690-93) ;^8 
a "year for Peterborough. (C.F.M.P. 

T.) [53, 76] 
KING, WILLIAM {d. Sept. 1695). f). 
Brought up under the ministry of Vincent 
Alsop, M.A. [q.v.], who directed his 
studies in London. Minister at Romford, 
Essex. Ordained, 22 June 1694, with 
Thomas Reynol;is [q.v.], and others. {Cm.) 

■KING, WILLIAM (1638 ? -1696 ?). p. 
[? Born in London. Son of William 
King. From Chelmsford grammar 
school admitted sizar at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 8 June 1654, aged 16 ; B.A., 
1657/8 ; rem. to King's Coll., M.A., 1661.] 
Place of ejection not known ; Calamy 
ejects " Mr King " from somewhere in 
Dorset. Hutchins mentions "one George 
King " as " intruder " at Piddletown, 
Dors., to which the sequestered vicar, 
James Lukin, returned in i66o ; but the 
holder of this sequestered cure was Simon 
Ford, who served it by supplies {La.) ; the 
strong probability is that the above 
" intruder " was George King, M.A., 
Oxon. ; vicar of Frampton, Dors., 27 
Apr. 1 661 ; rector of Langton Matravers, 
Dors., 5 Dec. 1664, where he died, i June 



1709, aged 83. William King was 
licensed, 10 June ii>']i, as " Pr. Teacher 
in the howse of Joane Troop in Newton," 
i.e. Maiden Newton, Dors. From 1692 
to 1696 the Fund granted him £(> a year 

• for Maiden Newton ; reduced (1695) to 
i'S. (C. Hu. Jo. La. M. P. T. V.) [34] 

KING'S LYNN ('Lin'). Ejected here 
were : (i) John Dominick (Q.)- (2) 
. . . Fenwick. ? Edward Fenwick [_q.v.'\. 
{3) John Home, of Trinity Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1633 ; B.A., ib'^bj'] ; 
preached first at Sutton St. James, 
Line, near Long Sutton, his native place ; 
also at Bolingbroke, Line. ; vicar of 
All Saints', King's Lynn, 1647 ; ejected 
1662/3 ; preaching at Bradfield, Norf., 
and in his own house. King's Lynn, to 100 
Universallists, " i.e. Arminians, in 1669 ; 
licensed, 5 Sept. 1672, as Congr. Teacher 
in King's I^ynn ; d. 14 Dec. 1676, aged 
61. [B. C. V.) [71, 74] . 


KINGSCLERE (' Kingscleere '). [102, 147] 



KIRKOSWALD (' Kirk Oswald,' ' Kirk 
Oswald,' ' Hiellossould '). [21, 22] 

KIRTLING (' Catlige '). Famous for the 
Synod of a.d. 977. The Common Fund 
granted (i 69 1 );£4 a year for Cathge. {M. ) 

[13, 107] 
KITTLE BARSON. [107] See Suffolk 
KNIGHT, JOHN, M.A. (d. Aug. 1715). fi. 
Matric. ' ser.' at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
28 Mar. 1653 ; B.A., 1656 (John Hoppin 
[_q.v.'] was his tutor) ; rem. to New Coll., 
M.A., 1659. Calamy connects him with 
the sequestered vicarage of Little Hemp- 
ston, Devon, a living held during the 
whole time of sequestration by Thomas 
Friend, whom Palmer, following a mis- 
print in Walker, places at the non-existent 
Little Kempston ; while Calamy proposes 
(for Friend) the equally non - existent 
Little Yempston. It is possible that 
Knight acted as Friend's assistant at 
Little Hempston. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
at Cruwys-Morchard, Devon (see Saun- 
ders, Richard) ; also to "2 or 300 " at 
Crediton " On Sundayes & other dayes." 
Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, being of Crediton, 
as "a Grail Pr. Teacher " ; his house 
" in the West Town of Crediton " was 
licensed, 22 Apr. 1672, as " a Pr. Meeting 
Place." John Pope (d. 9 July 1689), 
licensed at Crediton on the same day and 
same terms, was pastor (1687) of the 
Crediton Presbyterians. Knight received, 
23 Feb. 1691, a Fund grant of ;^3 and 
was advised " to settle with some people " ; 

he was offered (18 May) £6 a year if he 
would fix at Bow, Devon ; and was 
granted (1691-1714) £6 a year for Abbots- 
Kerswell, Dev., reduced (1695) to ^4. 
His preaching was marred by an im- 
pediment in speech. The statement 
" Ancient and infirm not able to goe 
abroad to preach " must refer to James 
Burdwood [g.v.], though applied, in the 
first arrangement of material, to Knight. 
He appears to have been living in Exeter 
when he supplied Calamy with hints about 
Devon Ministers. (C. Em. M. P. T. Wc.) 

[31, 32] 

Attended as Manager on 5 Jan. 1690/1 
only. He died before 9 May 1692, when 
Christopher Fowler [q.v.'] was appointed 
in his place. (M.) [162] 

KNOWLE (' Knole '). [118, 119] 

KNUTSFORD. Ejected here was Robert 
Hunter, who afterwards conformed and 
died in Liverpool. (C.) Here met the 
Cheshire Classis (see p. 157). The Meet- 
ing-house, built 1688 and still in use, is 
of an oblong architectural design, pecuhar 
to this part of the country, of which 
samples remain also at Macclesfield and 
Dean Row. On either side of the front, 
external flights of steps, rising over the 
entrance doors, lead to the galleries ; 
inside, the pulpit, crowned by a sounding 
board, was placed centrally between the 
entrance doors ; fronting it was the long 
communion table, reaching (as in East 
AngUa) to near the back wall ; the ground- 
floor seats, right and left, faced (not the 
pulpit, but) the table. [15] 

M.A. (d. 1 701). Ip. Born at Grays, 
Ess., seat of his family, whose name 
(pron. ' Kitely ') is variously spelled. 
Matric. ' arm ' at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 
26 May 1651 ; B.A., 1654 ; M.A., 1657. 
Appointed to the chapelry of Aldborough 
Hatch, Ess., newly erected (1653) on 
property of his family ; ejected, 1660. 
Licensed, 2 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher " 
in his house at Aldborough Hatch ; 
licensed also, 16 July 1672, as of Barking, 
Ess. He had been paid by the Pinners' 
Hall congregation for a Lecture at Rom- 
ford, Ess. (where Edward Whiston \_q.v.'] 
was Minister) ; the Common Fund, from 
18 May 1691 to 1693, undertook the 
payment of ;£io a year for this Lecture. 
Later he preached at Billericay, Ess. 
He was buried at Barking on 3 July 1701. 
(C. E. F. M. P. T.) [38] 

TON, THOMAS (1666—10 Jan. 1695/6). 
Q, Son of Kynaston, the nonconforming, 



yet not ejected, Minister of Nether 
Whitley Chapel, in Great Budworth 
parish, Chesh. Entered Frankland's 
Academy, 12 Sept. .1681. Publicly or- 
dained at Warrington, Jan. 1687/8. 
Minister at Knutsford, 1690 till death. 
He received, 10 N. 1690, £^ as share of an 
anonymous £^0 donation made through 
Matthew Rapier. One of the founders of 
the Cheshire Classis (see p. 157). (Ht. 
M. Nk. Uc.) [15, 26] 

LAMB, ... [2] 

LAMBROOK (' Lambrooke '), EAST. [93] 
LANCACK. [20] See Cornwall 
LANCASHIRE. [23, 58, 61, 63, 130, 131, 
152, 155, 168, 171, 176, 177, 181, 186] 
Only the two headings " Lancaster " are 
in the earliest handwriting ; the rest in 
that of the Book-keeper. The returns 
are numbered from 13 to 112. 

Blakburne is Blackburn [?.f .]. 

Blakeley, Blakely is Blackley {q-v.'\. 

Choleton, Choulton is Chorlton {q.v.'\.. 

Filde is Fylde [?.«.]. 

Fourness is Furness. 

Horrige is Horwich. 

Rachdale is Rochdale [q.v.l. 

St. Ellins is St. Helen's. 

Teatham is Tatham [q.v.'] . 
LANCAST (' Lancack '). [20] 
LANCASTER. Ejected here was William 
Marshall, M.A. (1621-Dec. 1683). Born at 
Boroughbridge, Yorks, W.R. Son of Toby 
Marshall, porter, of St. Katharine Cole- 
man's parish, London. From a London 
school, admitted sizar at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 20 Sept. 1636, aet. 15 ; vicar 
of Lancaster in 1650 ; ejected, 1660 ; 
went about ; settled in London as physi- 
cian. Munk records the admission on 5 
Apr. i66g, as Candidate of the College of 
Physicians, of William Marshall, of St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 
Dec. 1637 ; B.A., 1640/1 ; M.D., 1652 ; 
the vicar of Lancaster is mentioned as 
" Mr of Arts " in the Parliamentary Survey 
of 1650. WilUam Marshal (sic) in "Answers 
upon several heads in Philosophy," 1670, 
describes himself as "Dr. of Physick of 
the CoUedge of Physicians, in London," 
where his study was " in Nags head Court 
in Gray's Church Street " (a Puritan 
evasion of the name Gracechurch). 
He was buried at Deptford, 21 Dec. 1683. 
(C. Jo. Mu. Nl. V. Z.) [58] 
LANCASTON. [19] See Cornwall 
LANDRAKE. ' [19] Ejected here was 
Gaspai: Hickes, M.A. (1605-1677) ; born 
in Berks ; son of a clergyman ; matric. 
at Trinity Coll., Oxford, 26 O. 1621, aged 
16 ; B.A., 1625 ; M.A., 1628 ; vicar of 

Launcelles, Corn., 1630-34 ; vicar of 
Landrake, 1632 ; ejected, 1662. Member 
of the Westminster Assembly, 1643. 

. Licensed, 22 Apr. 1672, as " Grail Presb. 
Teacher " at Landrake. Signed the 
thanks of Cornish Ministers. (C. F. P. T.) 

LANE, SIR THOMAS, of St. Laurence 
Lane, Cheapside ; knighted, 30 July 1688. 
[? The Thomas Lane, civilian, who com- 
manded a troop in King James' Army, 
1689.] (D. S.) [164] 

LANGPORT. Ejected here was John 
Bush \q.v.'\. [91] 

LANGS'TON, JOHN (1640 ?-i2 Jan. 
1703/4)- C. From the Worcester 
grammar school entered as servitor 
Pembroke Coll., Oxford, 7 N. 1655. 
Held the sequestered rectory of Ash- 
church, Glou. ; ejected, 1660. Removing 
to London, he taught a grammar school 
in Spitalfields. In 1662 went to Ireland 
as chaplain to Capt. Blackwell. Return- 
ing to London and his school, he assisted 
William Hook, M.A. (1601? — 21 Mar. 
1677/8), ejected from the mastership of 
the Savoy (see John Hook). On 20 Apr. 
1672 he and Hook were licensed as Congr. 
Teachers " in the howse of Richard Loton 
in Spittle Yard." After 167^ he removed 
into Bedfordshire, where he ministered 
till 1686 ; invited then to Ipsv/ich, he 
constituted (12 Oct.) the Congregational 
church which built (1687) a Meeting- 
house in Green Yard. He educated 
several students for the ministry. (B. C. 
D. F. P. T.) [103, 104, 108, 173] 

LANGTON, EAST and WEST. Ejected 
from East or Church Langton were : (i) 
Samuel Blakesley or Blackerby, rector, 
1656-59, afterwards conformed; but 
neither the date nor the fact of his alleged 
ejection has been ascertained (C. Ln.). 
(2) Richard Muston, of Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 1609 ; 
B.A., 1612/3 ; rector here in 1659 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; found a refuge in Coventry 
for his destitute old age ; d. there, -i-b'Tiji ; 
the funeral sermon, 1674, by John Bryan, 
D.D. (see John Bryan, M.A.), was ren- 
dered into verse, with title " Harvest- 
Home " ; it contains three unique words, 
" aphthartal, amiantal, amarantall " ; on 
its title-page Muston's name appears as 
" Ob. Musson " ; Musson represents the 
pronunciation of Muston ; the British 
Museum has two copies of " Harvest- 
Home," both corrected by Bryan him- 
self ; in each, " Ob." is corrected to 
" Rich." (C. Ln. V.) [67] 

LANHAM. [107] See Suffolk 

LARDNER. See Learner 




1658-1723). Q. Born at Cockermouth. 
Eldest son of George Larkham, M.A. [q.v.]. 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 10 Jan. 
1675/6. Went to London, 1677, for 
further training. Member of Congrega- 
tional church at Cockermouth, 1681. 
Thence went to Launceston, Corn., as 
Minister. Ordained, 26 Aug. 1 691. In- 
vited to assist his father, 1694. Died 
Minister of Congregational church, 
Exeter. His address was Castle Street, 
Exeter. {Em. Ev. Lc. N. Nk.) [30] 
1630 — 26 D. 1700). (I. Born at Nor- 
thara, Devon. Son of Thomas Larkham, 
M.A. (4 May 1601-1669); ejected from the 
vicarage of Tavistock. From Dorchester 
school went (according to Calamy) to 
Trinity Coll., Cambridge ; did not matri- 
culate. Matric. serv. at Exeter Coll., 
Oxford, 9 Apr. 1647, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1650. Appointed, 1651, incumbent of 
the sequestered chapelry of Cockermouth ; 
where a Congregational church was 
formed, 2 O. 1651 ; ordained by presby- 
ters, 28 Jan. 1651/2, " for feare of offend- 
ing the godly brethren of y" Presbyteriall 
way " ; joined the Associated Ministers 
of Cumberland ; ejected, Nov. 1660. 
Continued' to preach there and in the 
neighbourhood. The Episc. Returns, 
1669, report him as preaching to 50 or 
60 Independents, " meane for the most 
part," at Bridekirk, Cumb. Licensed, 
8 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse 
in Hameshill in the Parish of Bride- 
kirke " ; the house (which really be- 
longed to Sister Hutton) was licensed, 
same date, and also 19 July. He was 
pastor of the Cockermouth Congregational 
church till death. Grant of ^10 a year 
was made to him (1690) " on condition 
hee keep up yo Lecture at Cockerm: ", 
and continued to 1693. From 1696 
grants were made him from the Congre- 
gational Fund. (C. Cf. F. Lc. M. N. P. T. 
Tc. Y.) [21, 176]" 
LASLITHIEL ST. [19] See Cornwall 
LATHAM, . . . ? Richard Latham, re- 
ceiving Fund grants as Minister at Wem, 
Shrops., 1697-1710. (M.) [15] 
LATIN. [181, 182] 
LAUNCESTON (' Lancaston '). [19] 
LAVENHAM (' Lanham '). [106, 180] 
17 N. 1702). d. Son of Francis 
Laurence, bricklayer, of Land -Beech, 
Cambs. Admitted sizar at St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge, 23 Feb. 1642/3, aet 14 ; 
then at Pembroke Coll., Oxford ; M.A., 26 
May 1659 ; incorp. at Cambridge, 1651, 
Rector of Trunch, Norf., 1651 ; ejected, 

■1662 (held also from 1654 the sequestered 
rectory of Stratton St. Michael's, NorL ; 
ejected, 1660). Pastor some time at 
Amsterdam to the Brownist congregation, 
whose Meeting-house, burnt in 1662, was 
rebuilt 1668. Assistant to Matthew 
Mead [q.v.^ ; declined calls to succeed 
John Owen [?.w.] in 1683, and to pastorate 
at Yarmouth in 1687. Disabled from 
work, from 1697. 

A son of his was under education for 
the ministry in 1690, and is perhaps the 
Lawrence ministering at Wolverhampton, 
Staff., and from 1697 till after 1701 at 
Banbury, Oxon. {B.C. F. Jo. M. P. Ss.) 

LAWRENCE, SAMUEL (1661—24 Apr. 
1712). ][S, Only son of William Law- 
rence, dyer, Wem, Shrops. ; baptized, 
5 N. 1661. Educated at the grammar 
schools of Wem and Newport, and at the 
Academy of Charles Morton [?.w.]. Usher 
in Thomas Singleton's school, Bartholo- 
mew Close; chaplain to Lady Irby [_q.v.'\ ; 
assistant to Vincent Alsop [?.».] . Minister 
at Nantwich from 1688 (ordained in Nov.) 
till death. One of the founders of the 
Cheshire Classis {see p. 157). 

His son, Samuel Lawrence, D.D. 
(1693 — I O. 1760), was Minister at New- 
castle-under-Lyme, 1714-28 ; Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, 1728-33; Monkwell Street, 
London, from 1733, and a Fund Manager 
from 1734. {D. Ev. M. Uc.) [15] 
1660-90). Ejected from Dore (' Dower ') 
Chapelry in Dronfield parish, Derb. 
[Calamy identifies him with James 
Lawton {d. 1702), who in 1667 was living 
at Glodwick, near Oldham, where he had 
property. He was licensed, 10 Aug. 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher " at a house in 
Stockport parish, Chesh. ; was licensed 
schoolmaster at Oldham till 1702, having 
James Clegg as his pupil, 1689-94 ; and 
was ordained deacon, 11 June 1693 ; 
priest, 23 Sept. 1694, as curate at Milnrow, 
afterwards at Newton. The school- 
master's name is sometimes given as 
" Loben " (a misreading of Loten = 
Lawton). No independent authority 
treats the Oldham man as Ejected ; 
Clegg, his pupil (who does not give him 
a high character), speaks of him as having 
been " a Dissenting Minister in Derby- 
shire,"] {Ax. C. Nk. P. T.) [53] 
LAYTON. [2] See Leighton, John 
LAYTON. [53] See Huntingdonshire 
LEA, THOMAS (1656? -17 May 1733). 
Entered Frankland's Academy, 11 May 
1678. As minister of Upton in Wirral 
(properly Overchurch) was one of the 



founders (1691) of the Cheshire Classis 
(see p. 157). By 1709 "he labours under 
great discouragements at Upton," and 
accepted, on advice of the Classis, a call 
to Knutsford. The Upton congregation 
expired ; Lea ministered at Knutsford 
till death. (Fr. Uc.) [15] 
(28 May 1653 — 17 Jan. 1739/40). C. 
Educated at the Academy of Charles 
Morton [?.i;.]. Minister from 1673 at 
Deal, Kent ; succeeded John Faldo [cj.v.'] 
at Plaisterers' Hall, Londoh ; ministered 
at Chelmsford, Ess., till 1718 ; retired 
from active duty, 1732. The name 
was pronounced, and often written. 

His elder son was Nathaniel Lardner, 
D.D. (6 June 1684 — 24 July 1768), 
founder of the modern school of critical 
research in the field of early Christian 
literature. (D. Ev. M.) [55] 
LECTURES. [154, 179, 180] 
LEE, JOSEPH, B.A. (b. 1620). Son of 
Joseph Lee, M.A., rector of Catthorpe, 
Leic. Matric. at Oriel Coll., Oxford, 16 
Mar. 1637/8, aged 17 ; B.A., 1641. 
Rector (1648) of Cotesbach, Leic. ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as preaching to " about 12 
Presbyterians & Independt' meaner sort " 
at Calthorpe, i.e. Catthorpe, Leic. The 
Common Fund granted him (1690-93) £S 
a year for ' Calthrop.' (C. F. M. P. T.) 
[66, 67, 68] 
LEE, THOMAS {d. 29 Sept. 1692). On 
14 D. 1 69 1 he was awarded a bursary of 
£8 a year from the Common Fund as a 
Student under Thomas Rowe [?■»■]. On 
30 May 1692 this was continued to him 
as a Student under John Woodhouse 
[q.v.]. His death was reported on 2 Jan. 
1692/3. (M.) [hi] 
LEE, i.e. LEIGH, WILLIAM {fl. 1687- 
1702). He wrote from London, 30 Apr. 
1687, to Thomas Warren [ij.v.] re James 
II. 's declaration (P. ii. 269). A letter 
from James Bristowe, dated Salisbury, 
12 O. 1702, and addressed " To the rev. 
M' William Leigh, at Newport in the Isle 
of Wight," was delivered to an Anghcan 
divine of the same name. This letter gave 
some account of Calamy's visit to Salis- 
bury, including an interview with Bishop 
Burnet, in the course of which reference 
was made to a quarrel between two Non- 
conformist Ministers at Salisbury (Keeling 
and Squire), and the best way of compos- 
ing it. The intercepted letter was made 
public by Francis Atterbury (afterwards 
bishop of Rochester), and jvas the occasion 
of injurious and ill-founded comment by 

Walker and others. {Ac. iv. 433. Cd. 
Cm. Wc.) [100] 
LEEDS. Ejectedhere were : (i) Christopher 
Nesse (son of Thomas, farmer. North Cave, 
E.R.), of St. John's Coll., Cambridge ; 
admitted sizar, 17 May 1638, age 16 ; 
matric, 1638 ; B.A., 1641/2 ; taught 
school at Beverley and preached about ; 
rector of Cottingham, E.R., 1651 ; lec- 
turer at Leeds, 1656 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
taught school at Hunslet and preached 
about ; preaching at various places, 
1669 ; licensed, i May 1672, as Congr. 
Teacher in Mainriding house, Leeds ; 
this place licensed, same date as Congr. 
Meeting-place ; Meeting-house at Huns- 
let opened by him, 3 June 1672 ; removed 
to London, 1674 (?), and preached in 
Salisbury Court, Fleet Street ; d. 26 Dec. 
1705, aged 84. (C. D. Jo. T. V.) 

(2) James Sayle or Sale (b. at Pudsey), 
of Christ's Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
pensioner, 1636 ; B.A., 1639/40 ; in- 
cumbent of Thornton Chapel, in Bradford 
parish, W.R. ; curate at Leeds, 1647 >' 
ejected, 1662 ; retired to Pudsey ; 
licensed, 20 Apr, 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in his house at Leeds ; his house licensed, 
same date, as Presb. Meeting - place ; 
request was made to alter Leeds to Pudsey 
(where Sale lived) and to license the Free 
School in Leeds for Sale as a preacher 
there ; neither was done ; d. 21 Apr. 
1679. (C. T. V.) 

(3) Robert Todd (1594-Jan. 1664/5), b. 
at South Cave, E.R. ; of Jesus Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1614 ; B.A., 
1617/8 ; M.A., 1627 ; ord. episcopally, 
2 Sept. 1621 ; incumbent of Swinefleet 
Chapel in Whitgift parish, W.R. ; vicar 
of Whitgift ; vicar of Ledsham, W.R., 
1625 ; vicar (1631?) of Leeds, where the 
parish church was rebuilt (1634) for him ; 
ejected, 1662 ; d. 16 Jan. 1663/4, ^^et. 67. 
(C. V.) [129, 139] 

LEEDS (' Leige ') CASTLE, Kent. [55] 
LEGG, TOBIAS, M.A. (1623-1700). 
Entered Glasgow University, 1644; 
matric, 31 Mar. 1645 (as Tobias Legge) ; 
M.A., 1646 (as Tobias Leggus) ; incorp. 
at Cambridge, 1652. Held, after 1644, 
the sequestered rectory of Hemingstone, 
Suff. ; silenced, 1662. The Fund paid 
him (1691-1699) £$ a year (later £4) as 
Itinerant in Suffolk. He died at Ipswich, 
where he had assisted John Fairfax \_q.v.']. 
(B. C. Gm. M. P. V.) [38, 105] 
LEICESTER. Ejected here was William 
Simmes [? of Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner, 1619 ; B.A., 1622/3 .' 
M.A., 1626]. Confrater of Wigston 
Hospital, 1651 ; vicar of St. Margaret's ; 



ejected, 1662 ; d. 9 Aug. 1669. (C. Ln. 
V.) [66, 67] 
LEICESTERSHIRE. [66, 68, 76, 168, 176, 
181] Except the headings " Leicester " 
in the earliest handwriting, all is in the 
Book-keeper's hand. The returns are 
numbered from 25 to 176 (chiefly 35) and 
17 in 1691. 
Braddon is Bardon. 

Calthorp is Catthorpe iq.v.], otherwise 

Harborow is Market Harborough [fl-v.]. 
Swedeland is Swithland. 
LEIDEN. [182] 

LEIGE CASTLE. [55] See Kent 
ton ') is identical with Loe, The \q.vl 
[58, 59] 

LEIGHTON, JOHN (1623 ?-i699 ?).. f). 
[? Of Magdalene Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, 1651.] Calamy connects him with 
the rectory of Linby, Notts ; if this is 
correct, he probably held it (a small living) 
along with the neighbouring vicarage of 
Hucknall Torkard. He was an active 
member of the Nottingham Classis. 
Ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of three preachers at 
Basford, Notts, in the house of John 
Clark, M.A. (i63o?-i9S. 1669); ejected, 
1662, from the rectory of Cotgrave, Notts. 
Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, as " Presb. 
Teacher in John Chamberlaines howse in 
Nottingham " ; also, June 1672, being of 
Greasley, Notts, as " Grail Pr." The 
Common Fund granted him, 1690-99, £8 
a year, at Adbolton, parish of Holme- 
. Pierrepoint, Notts (reduced, 1695, to /6). 

(C. M. No. P. T. V.) [2, 83] 
LEVER, or LEAVER, JOHN (Sept. 1631- 
4 July 1692). ]p. Born in Bolton. 
Baptized, 11 S. 1631. Son of Adam 
Leaver. Calamy says he was son of a 
Roman Catholic, and educated at Bolton 
grammar school and Brasenose Coll., 
Oxford ; if so, he did not matriculate! 
Possibly he was John Leaver, ' ser.,' 
matric. at All Souls Coll., Oxford, 10 D. 
1658 ; rem. to St. Mary Hall ; B.A., 
1659/60. He succeeded Peter Bradshaw 
(1660) at Cockey Chapel, parish of 
Middleton, Lane. ; ejected, 1662. He 
continued to preach at Cockey, where a 
Meeting-house was built for him (1672) 
known for distinction as Cockey Moor 
Chapel, so near to Cockey Chapel " yt yo 
Congregations may hear one another Sing 
Psalms," once a month, when the rector 
of Middleton preached at Cockey Chapel. 
Licensed, June 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in 

the howse of Widow Dickinson in Middle- 
ton, Lane." On 5 Sept. 1672, and again 
18 Nov., licence was given for "A new 
built house on Cockey More by Pr. of 
Middleton in Lancash." He left in 
1689 for Bolton, Lane. He has also been 
confused with John Lever, vicar of 
Bolton (1673-91). (Bi. Br. C. F. Nl. P 
T.) [61] 
(1625 — I July 1690). ]p. Born at York. 
Son of Robert Leaver, mercer there, 
who was grandson of Thomas Lever 
(1521-77), puritan master of St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge. From York grammar 
school, admitted to Sidney Sussex Coll., 
Cambridge, 21 June 1642; matric.,' 
1642 ; rem. sizar to St. John's Coll., 24 
Feb. 1644/5, aet. 19 ; M.A., 1645/6. 
Held, 1650, the sequestered vicarage of 
Bolam, Northum. ; ejected, 1660. Re- 
tired to his estate at Scute house, parish 
of Brancepeth, Durh. Licensed, 10 June 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house in 
Brancepeth. Preached also at Newcastle- 
on-Tyne and elsewhere. On the death 
(1683) of his first cousin, Ralph Wickliffe 
ejected from the rectory of Whalton,' 
Northumb., he took up his work as 
Mmister to a congregation gathered from 
Whalton and neighbouring parishes. In 
Aug. 1684 he was committed to Durham 
gaol for conventichng at Milbourne 
Grange, Northumb. ; here, after a division 
m his congregation, he continued to preach 
to the major portion. (C.Jo.P.T V Wc 
Y.) [23, 80, 172] 
LEWES (' Lewis '). Ejected here were (i) 
Edward Newton, M.A. [q.v.] ; (2) Walter 
Postlethwaite (in preface to " A Voice 
from Heaven," 1655, he signs Gualter 
Postlethwaite), of Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1643 ; B.A. '1646- 
rector of St. Michael's, Lewes ; Con- 
gregational, and a Fifth-Monarchy man 
" his private Opinions affected not his 
Ordinary Preaching " ; ejected, 1662 • 
preaching at Lewes, 1669 ; he had 
gathered at Lewes, before 15 Apr. 1655, 
a Congregational church (in which he 
was succeeded as pastor by Joseph 
Whiston [q.v.]) ; d. 1671. (C. Od. T. V ) 
[112, 113, 114] 
LEWIS, DAVID. [146] 
LEWIS, or LEWES, JOHN {d. 1721 ') Q 
Received grants (1690-93) as Student' 
formerly with John Woodhouse Iq.v.] 
then with James Owen [y.w.] ; also study- 
ing under Matthew Henry [q.v.]. In 
1695 he was studying under Stephen 
Lobb [q.v.] ; m 1696 he became a Student 
under Willia\n Paine [q.v.]. The Fund 



granted him (1695-96) £^ a year as 
Itinerant in North Wales, where doubt- 
less he preached in Welsh. The variety 
of his Academical studies, taken in com- 
bination with Itinerant efiort, is some- 
what remarkable. Minister (1698-1702) 
at Bethnal Green ; removed (1702) to 
Ropemakers' Alley ; dismissed, 1707, 
and became assistant to Samuel Harris 
[q.v.']. Minister, 1710, at Red Cross Street, 
Cripplegate, but not there in 171 5. Per- 
haps removed to Clerkenwell Close. 
Subscriber at Salters' Hall, 1719. John 
Dunton gives him a high character. 
(Cf. M. W. We.) [17, 150] 

LICHFIELD (' Litchfield '). Ejected here 
were: (i) John Butler, of St. Edmund 
Hall, Oxford ; matric, 15 Dec. 1637, 
aged 16 ; B.A., 1641 ; rem. to University 
Coll. ; M.A., 1648 ; vicar of St. Mary's ; d. 
about 1670. (C. F.) (2) Thomas Miles 
iq.v.']. [96, 97, 180] 

LIDGEK, LIDGET. [130, 132] See 
Yorks, W.R. 

LIGHT, JOHN (fl. 1660-90). C. Curate 
or lecturer at Preston, Dors., where his 
wife, Mary, died on 4 Aug. 1660 ; ejected, 
1660 or 1662. Agent (1672) for procuring 
licences (especially for Cambridgeshire 
and Canterbury) ; licensed, 13 Apr. 
1672, as " Congr. Teacher in his own 
howse in Thames Street," London. (C. 
Hu. P. T.) [92, 93, 94] 

LIME. [34] See Dorsetshire 

LIMINGTON. [102] See Hampshire 

LIMSTON. [30] See Devonshire 

LIN. [71] See Norfolk 

LINCOLN. Ejected here were : (i) James 
Abdy, of Lincoln Coll., Oxford ; matric, 
6 July 1638, aged 17 ; B.A., 1642 ; 
beneficed in Lincoln ; ejected, 1662 ; 
licensed, 9 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in a 
house at Lincoln ; d. i6y2 ? (C. F. T.) 

(2) Edward Reyner (1600-1668), of St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge ; B.A., 1620/1 ; 
M.A., 1624 ; schoolmaster at Asgarby, 
Line, and at Market Rasen, Line. ; 
lecturer at Welton, Line. ; lecturer at 
St. Benedict's, Lincoln, 13 Aug. 1626 : 
rector of St. Peter - at - Arches, Line. ; 
preacher at the Cathedral ; prebendary 
of Lincoln, 10 Sept. 1635 ; ejected, 
1662 ; remained at Lincoln ; was dead at 
time of publication of his treatise of 
" Humane Learning," 1663. (C. D. V .) . 

(3) George Scortwreth, of Sidney Sussex 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1628 ; 
B.A., T-(>'iil2 ; M.A., 1635 ; colleague of 
No. 2 ; ejected with him. (C. V.) 

LINCOLNSHIRE. [36, 70, 168, 176] Ex- 
cept the headings " Lincoln," and a 

marginal note, in the earliest handwriting, 
all is in the Book-keeper's hand. The 
returns are numbered from 65 to 175 ; 
and 8 to 29 in 1691. 
Gedley is Gedney. 


LINTON. [11] 

LISKEARD ('Liskard'). Ejected here 
was Thomas Nichols, who afterwards 
conformed. (C.) [18] 

LITCHFIELD. [96, 97, 180] See Lich- 

LITTLE HORN, in Bisley parish, Glou. In 
Evans' List the congregation appears as 
at Chalford Bottoms, same parish. [46] 


LITTLE TOWER HILL. This name is 
retained by the street which runs north 
from Tower Bridge ; but the original 
Little Tower Hill was the plot of high 
ground above this (now built over) lying 
north - east of the Tower, while Great 
Tower Hill was north-west of the Tower. 
(SI.) [4] 


LIVERPOOL (' Liverpoole ') was in the 
parish of Walton - on - the Hill. Ejected 
from its vicarage was Henry Finch tq.v.'] ; 
see also Robert Eaton, M.A. John Fogg 
(1622 -1670), born at Darcy Lever in 
Bolton parish. Lane, son of Laurence 
Fogg ; matric. at Brasenose Coll., Oxford, 
4 May 1638, aged 16 ; B.A., 1641/2 ; 
M.A., 1646/7 ; preached at Wigan, and 
was later appointed lecturer St. Nicholas 
Chapel, Liverpool ; ejected or silenced in 
1662 ; from 1666 lived with his father- 
in-law, John Glendole {see Chester), at 
Great Budworth, preaching on occasion. 
(C. F.) [58, 59, 177] 

1603 — 9 Aug. 1672). Ip. Born at Kil- 
syth, Stirl. Son of William Livingstone, 
M.A. (1576-1641), then Minister of the 
parish. Educ. at Stirling grammar 
school and Glasgow, graduating M.A. 
Licensed to preach, 1625. Ordained, 
1630, as Minister of Killinchy, Co. Down. 
Deposed and excommunicated, he started 
for New England, Sept. 1636, but re- 
turned, storm-stayed. Inducted, July 
1638, as Minister of Stranraer, Wigs. ; 
translated, Aug. 1648, to Ancrum, Roxb. 
Banished at the Restoration, he spent the 
rest of his life at Rotterdam. (D.) [155] 

LLANEDI (' Kanedy '). [144] 

LLANGYFELACH (' Llangefelach '), Glam. 



LOB, ... ? Stephen Lobb, secundus (d. 
1720) ; conformed and became chaplain 
of Penzance Chapel, Corn. ; later (after 



1 716) vicar of Milton Abbot, Devon. 
(Bo. D.) [112] 

LOBB, PETER {d. 1718). Q. Son of 
Richard Lobb, high sheriff of Cornwall, 
1652 ; M.P. for St. Michael's, Cornwall, 
1659.' Brother of Stephen Lobb [q.v.]. 
Place of education unknown. The Com- 
mon Fund voted him (1690) £6 a year for 
Horley, Surr. The vote was reduced in 
1695 to £i and discontinued in 1696, 
when Lobb was voted (21 Sept.) £6 by the 
Congregational Fund. In 1697 Lobb 
was again on the original Fund, receiving 
£6 a year, from 1705, £i, and so continuing 
to 1 718 ; he had grants also from the 
Congregational Fund. [Bo. Cf. Ev. M. 
W.) [no] 

LOBB, STEPHEN (1647 ?-3 June 1699). 
C. Brother of Peter Lobb [?.«.]. Place 
of education unknown. His autograph 
signature is appended to an undated 
address to the Crown from Nonconforming 
Ministers in Cornwall, grateful for the 
1672 Declaration of Indulgence ; if at 
that time a regular Minister, he could 
hardly be less than 25. Contemporane- 
ous is the following application in the 
handwriting of Francis Benson (chief 
clerk) : " Stephen Lobb prisbiterion de- 
sires to have the Benefit of his Maiustey 
Deci" to preach in Treworder house in 
Kenwyn [close to Truro] and fallmouth 
house in Mylor [near Falmouth] in the 
Countey of Cornewall the two houses 
being M^ Richard Lobbs." The licences 
asked for were issued on 16 Apr. 1672. 
Probably at one of the two houses above 
mentioned Stephen was born.. In 1678 
he was in London. After the death (i 
Apr. 1681) of Thankful Owen, M.A., 
ejected from the Presidency of St. John's 
Coll., Oxford, he succeeded to the pastor- 
ate of a Congregational church, which 
met (1683) at " an ancient Meeting House 
near Swallow Street," and moved (1685) 
to the vacant Fetter Lane Meeting-house, 
now Moravian, and the oldest existing 
Nonconformist structure in London. 
His colleague in this ministry was 
Thomas Goodwin, secundus [q.v.]. In 
1683 he was arrested in Essex by Capt. 
Henry Goring, on a charge of complicity 
with the Rye House Plot. In 1685, in 
conjunction with Francis Glascock [q.v.] 
and William Wickins [q.v.'], he privately 
read lectures to former pupils of Charles 
Morton [q.v.] ; ejected from the rectory 
of Blisland, Cornwall, and now gone to 
New England, in consequence of the 
prosecutions directed against his Academy 
in Newington Green. On the issue, 4 
Apr. 1687, of James II. 's Declaration for 

Liberty of Conscience, Lobb took part 
in an Address of thanks to the King, and 
wrote in favour of the dispensing power. 
This. gave him influence at court ; he was 
denounced by Anglicans as " the Jacobite 
Independent," yet he simply repeated 
the action he had taken in regard to the 
previous Indulgence. As early as 1687 
he was living at Hampstead, and after- 
noon preacher there. He joined the 
Happy Union in 1691, and afterwards 
wrote strongly on the Crispian side in the 
Crispian controversy. In May 1691 he 
is recorded by the Middlesex session as 
" preacher to a congregation of dissenting 
protestants at his house in Hampstead." 
On 10 May 1692, " the dwelling house of 
Isaack Honywood, Esquire, situated in 
Hampstead," was registered for the 
worship of Protestant Dissenters. It is 
possible that this was for a congregation 
in opposition to Lobb's ; more probably, 
he had left Hampstead after his wife's 
death (1691). Early in 1692/3 William 
Nokes, who had returned from study at 
Utrecht, received a grant from the 
Common Fund as "at present with M^ 
Stephen Lobb " {see also John Lewis). 
On the retirement (1694) of Vincent 
Alsop [q.v.] from the Merchants' Lecture, 
Lobb was chosen in his stead. He died 
suddenly of apoplexy at the house of 
George Griffith [q.v.]. He married a 
daughter of Theophilus Polwheele, M.A. 
{see Tiverton), whose wife was a daughter 
of William Benn, M.A. (see Dorchester). 

His son Stephen [q.v.] conformed. 
Another son, Theophilus, M.D., F.R.S. 
(17 Aug. 1678 — 19 May 1768), Minister 
at Guildford, 1702; Shaftesbury, 1706; 
Yeovil, 1713 ; Witham, Ess., 1722 ; 
Haberdashers' Hall, London, 1732 ; after 
leaving the Nonconformist ministry but 
remaining Congregational, became emin- 
ent as a London physician. Another son, 
Samuel, d. 1760, was rector of Farleigh 
Hungerford, Som. A daughter married 
John Greene, Cong. Min. at Great Bad- 
dow. Ess. (Bo. D. Do. Ev. I. J. Je. L. Od. 
Rv. Sh. W.) [i, 2, 3, 72, 158] 

LOCK, ROGER. [166] 

LOE, THE. Evidently synonymous with 
(perhaps a misreading of) Little Lee, in 
or near Gateacre, parish of Childwall, 
Lane. See Leigh. [58, 59] 

LOFTUS, THOMAS. One of the preachers 
sent out by Richard Davis (p. 185), his 
residence being at Thorpe Waterville, 
Northants. (Gl.) [78] 

LOMAX, JOHN, M.A. (d. 1694 ?). Q, 
Matric. sizar at Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1650 ; B.A., 1643/4 ; M.A., 1657. 



Leaving the "University, he Hved with his 
mother {d. 1689 ?), wlio had a jointure 
by Thomas Bonner {d. 1659), thrice 
mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Held the 
sequestered vicarage of Wooler, Nor- 
thum. ; resigned, 1660. Removed to 
North Shields, and practised physic and 
surgery. Licensed, 18 N. 1672, as " In- 
depend' Teach'' " in the bishopric of 
Durham. Received, 1690-93, £5 a year 
for Shields. (C. Bn. M. P. T. V.) [79] ' 

LONDON. [I, 3, 21, 22, 28, 35, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 48, 83, 85, 152, 155, 163, 169, 170, 175, 
176, 177, 181, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190] 

(1628 — 26D. 1712). IP. Born in London. 
Subsizar at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 2 
June 1646 ; matric, 1646 ; Scholar, 
1649 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; Fellow, 1650-60 
(ejected) ; M.A., 1653. Supplied the 
vacant rectory of Newcastle-under-Lyme, 
Staff. ; ejected, 1662. Graduated M.D. 
at Leiden,. 12 July 1668. Licensed, 
22 July 1672, being of Leicester, as " Pr. 
Grail." Attempted to settle in New- 
castle-under-Lyme and in Birmingham, 
but prosecuted in both places. Removed 
to Ireland, returning 1689 ; Calamy says 
to Newcastle-under-Lyme, labouring there 
" till his intellects failed." Evidently he 
was not the regular Minister of Darling- 
ton in 1690 ; and though in the Manu- 
script he is also entered as of Coventry, 
he was not the regular Minister there. He 
received, 10 Nov. 1690, £^ from an 
anonymous donation of ;^5o through 
Matthew Rapier \_q.v.'\. He probably 
left for Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1692, 
and certainly ministered there from 1700 
till Midsummer 1 705, as grants show. He 
then retired, the Fund granting him £^ a 
year to the end of his life. He died at 

His son Nathaniel [d. 14 July 1706), 
educated for the ministry by his father, 
and at Frankland's Academy (entered 12 
Apr. 1692) with bursaries from the Com- 
mon Fund, was Minister at Farnham, 
Surrey, removing thence to Wrexham, 
Denb., in I705. (Bw. C. M. P. T. V.) 

[36, 117] 

LONG LANE, from West Smithiield to 
Aldersgate Street, was noted for its 
traf&c in clothing and upholstery, new 
and second-hand. (SI.) [2] 

LONG SANDALL, then a village in Don- 
caster parish, W.R. (misplaced in E.R.) ; 
now amalgamated with Kirk Sandall [?.w.]- 

LONGDOLES (' Longdales '), a hamlet in 
Ashbourne parish, Derb., very near the 
Staffordshire border. [27, 96] 

LONGDON. [98] 

LONGSTAFF, J. P. [171] 

LONGTOWN (' Longtowne '). The Com- 
mon Fund granted £^ a year from 1690 
for work here. [M.) [48] 

LOOE. [18] 


LORIMER, WILLIAM, M.A. (Jan. 1640/1- 
27 Oct. 1722). Hi. Born in Aberdeen ; 
graduated at the Marischal Coll. and 
University there. Came to London, 
1664, and lived with an uncle Lorimer. 
Took Anglican orders, was curate at the 
Charterhouse, and later held a vicarage in 
Sussex. Within a year, resigned through 
disapprobation of the Anglican canons, 
and travelled in France. Returning, he 
became chaplain to Squire Hall, at 
Harding, near Henley-on-Thames. Some 
time after 1689 he ministered for a few 
years at Lee, near Eltham, Kent. In 

1695 be was invited to a chair of theology 
at St. Andrews ; on his way there in 

1696 he heard at Edinburgh of the plague 
at St. Andrews, and the closing of the 
University. He returned to London after 
taking part in the clerical outcry which 
brought about the execution of Thomas 
Aikenhead (8 Jan. 1696/7). In his " Two 
Discourses," 1713, Lorimer made a 
sufficiently lame defence of his action. 
From 1699 he for some years assisted 
Joshua Oldfield, D.D. {q.v.'], in his 
Academy. He is the first trustee named 
in the will of Daniel Williams, D.D. In 
the division at Salters' Hall (1719), Old- 
field, second' on the list of Dr. Williams' 
trustees, was Moderator of the Non- 
subscribers ; Lorimer was Moderator of 
the seceding Subscribers. He died un- 
married at Hoxton, and was buried at St. 
Margaret Pattens, London. In his will, 
among many charities, he founded a 
bursary at Marischal Coll., and left be- 
quests for the poor of the Scots churches 
at Founders' Hall and Swallow Street, 
London. His funeral sermon, " having 
been accidentally omitted," was preached 
27 Oct. 1723, by James Anderson, M.A. 
(afterwards D.D.), Minister of Swallow 
Street, who gives a list of Lorimer's pub- 
lications and manuscripts. (C. Jc. Fun. 
Serm. by Anderson 1724.) [2] 

LOSEBY. [661 

LOSTWITHIEL (' Laslithiel S' '). [19] 

LOUGHBOROUGH (' Loughborrow '). 

LOYD,j.e.LLOYD, J. Q, He was a repre- 
sentative of the congregation of George 
Griffith [q.v.'] on the Congregational 
Fund at its establishment, 17 Dec. 1695 ; 
and one of its correspondents for Essex, 




Shropshire, Worcestershire, Nortli Wales, 
and South Wales. (C/.) [143] 
LUCAS, JOHN, M.A. (1625—4 June 1703). 
p. Son of Richard Lucas, of Chelmsford, 
butcher. From Chelmsford school ad- 
mitted pensioner at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 2 June 1642, aet. 17 ; matric. 
1642 ; rem. to Emmanuel Coll. ; B.A., 
1645/6 ; M.A., 1649. Vicar of Stalham, 
Norf. ; ejected, 1662. TheEpisc. Returns, 
1669, report him as one of the preachers 
to " Presbyterians & Independants 200 or 
thereabout most women " in St. Stephen's 
parish, Norwich, " Att the house of Mr 
John Willson Chimist once a weeke, if not 
twice " ; also as one of the preachers to 
" Independants about 400 " in Yarmouth 
" Att a house in the hoope Row, belonging 
to M'' Burton." He preached also at 
Tunstead, Bradfield, etc. Licensed, 29 
May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the howse 
of John Munford in the Parish of St. 
Peters in the Markett [i.e. St. Peter's 
Mancroft] Norwich." Though a Presby- 
terian, he was evidently in strong accord 
with the union of the two denominations, 
and is buried (with a poetical epitaph, 
giving his age as 78) in the Old Meet- 
ing graveyard (Congregational), Norwich. 
{B. C. Jo. (gives him the fellowship which 
belongs to a namesake) P. T. V.) [74, 


LUDLOW. In 1676 there were 21 Non- 
conformists here. {Ls.) Ejected here 
in 1660 was Richard Sadler, born in 
Worcester [? matric. pensioner at Em- 
manuel Coll., Cambridge, 1637] ; went to 
New England with his father ; ord. by 
piesbyters, 16 May 1648, as Minister of 
Whixhall, then a chapelry in Prees parish, 
Shrop. ; removed to be Lecturer at 
Ludlow ; preaching at Prees and Whit- 
church, Shrop., in 1669 ; licensed, June 
1672, as Pr. 'Teacher in a house at Prees ; 
d. 1675, aet. 55. (C. T. V.) [89] 

LUKIN, HENRY (i Jan. 1627/8— 17 S. 
1 719). C. Matric. pensioner at Christ's 
Coll., Cambridge, 1645/6 ; did not 
graduate. In 1662 he was in France with 
Sir||William Masham, unbeneficed. He 
lived as chaplain to the Masham family 
at Matching Hall, Ess., preaching at 
Matching Green ; licensed there, 1672, 
as Teacher of Congregationals. He was 
intimate with John Locke, and attended 
his death-bed. (C. E. P. T. V.) [40] 


LUPTON. A manor in Brixham parish, 
Devon. [31] 

LUTTERWORTH. Ejectedhere was John 
St. Nicholas [q.v.]. [66, 67, 68] 

LYDGATE (' Lidget,' ' Lidgek '). Then a | 

hamlet in Kirkburton parish, now in 
Holmfirth parish. It had a Fund grant 
of £2 a year from 1695. [130, 132, 180] 

LYDIARD ('Lydyard'). [124] See 
Rashley, Jonathan 

LYME REGIS (' Lime '). Ejected here 
was Ames Short, M.A. [q.v.]. [34] 

LYMINGTON (' Limington'). [102] 

LYMPSTONE (' Limston '). [30] 

LYNN. [74] See Norfolk 

MACCLESFIELD (* Mayfield '). Ejected 
here was James Bradshaw, M.A. ; born 
at Darcy Lever, near Bolton, Lane. ; son 
of John Bradshaw of Bolton, pleb. ; 
matric. at Brasenose Coll., Oxford, 9 D. 
1631, aged 17 ; B.A., 1634 ; M.A., 
1636/7 ; rector of Wigan, Lane. ; later 
vicar of Macclesfield, Ches. ; ejected 
1662 ; preached subsequently at Hough- 
ton Chapel, Lane. ; later at Bradshaw 
Chapel, Lane, reading some of the 
Common Prayer ; died May 1683. (CD. 

F-P-) [15] 
MACHIN. [40] See Essex 
MAGDALENE COLL., Cambridge. [89] 
MAID LANE, Southwark, is famous for its 
connection with the site of the Globe 
Theatre. Strype, who calls it lyiaiden 
Lane, describes it as " a long stragghng 
Place with Ditches on each side, the 
Passage to the Houses being over little 
Bridges, with Uttle Garden Plotts before 
them." It ran westward from Dead- 
man's Place. (SI.) [3] 
MAIDENHEAD (' Maydenhead '). [7] 
MAIDSTONE. Ejected here were (i) 
John Crump [? of Christ Church Coll., 
Oxford, ' cler fil.' ; matric, 9 Dec. 1650], 
curate of Maidstone, 1651 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
preached often after ejection in Boxley 
church, by vicar's connivance. His 
" Parable of the Great Supper Opened," 
1669, was posthumous. (C. F. K.) (2) 
Joseph Whiston [?.u.] 
MALCOME, JOHN, M.A. (1652 ?-i7 May 
1729)- IP. Born in Scotland ? Educ. 
at Glasgow, gradtating M.A., 1674. Or- 
dained, 5 D. 1687, as Minister of Lower 
Killead, Co. Antrim ; transferred, 1699, to 
Dunmurry, Co. Antrim. He published 
" Personal Persuasion no Foundation for 
Rehgious Obedience " (1720) ; and " The 
Dangerous Principles . . . revived ... by 
our Modern New Lights" (1726). (D. 
G»i.) [155] 
MALDON (' Maiden '). Ejected here was 
Thomas Horrox, or Horrocks, of St. 
John's Coll., Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 
1633 ; B.A., 1634/5 ; M.A., 1638 ; ord. 
by bishop of Durham ; master of gram- 
mar school at Romford, Ess. ; held the 



sequestered rectory of Stapleford TaWney, 
Ess., 1646 ; vicar of Maldon, 1650 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preaching to Anabaptists 
at Hertford, 1664 ; d. at Battersea about 
1687 ; bur. in the church there. (C. E. 
T. V.) [39] 
MALMESBURY (' Malmsbury '). Ejected 
here was Simon Gawen (son of Simon, 
Tetbury, GIou.), of St. Edmund Hall, 
Oxford ; matric, 13 July 1638, aged 18 ; 
vicar of Malmesbury ; ejected, 1662; 
preaching at Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts, 
and Dunkerton, Som., in 1669. (C. F. T.) 

[44, 123] 

MANCHESTER. Ejected here were (i) 
Henry Newcome, M.A. [?.«.]. (2) Edward 
Richardson (1632-1680), bom in Lan- 
cashire ; of Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 
subsizar, 17 Sept. 1652 ; matric, 1652 ; 
B.A., 1656 ; M.A., 1660 ; ord. by pres- 
byters, 27 July 1658, as Minister at 
Stretford ; morning preacher at Man- 
chester Collegiate Church, 1661 ; ejected, 
1662 ; licensed, 2 May 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher at Wharton Hall in Little Hulton, 
Lane. ; d. 1680. (C. Sx. T. Tc. V.) {3) 
Silenced here was -John Wigan, Minister 
at Gorton Chapel ; rem. to Birch Chapel, 
1646 ; left about 1650, and became a 
major in the parliamentary army ; a 
strong Congregational ; preaching in 
Manchester at the building (his property) 
afterwards the Chetham School. (C. Nl.) 
[26, 59, 60, 174, 177] 


MANLOVE, TIMOTHY, L.C.P. [d. 4 Aug. 
1699). Born at Ashbourne, Derb. Or- 
dained at Atterclifie, near Sheffield, 11 
S. 1688. Minister, 1691, at Pontefract, 
Yorks. Admitted, i June 1694, anextra- 
licenciate of the Coll. of Physicians. 
Removed, 1694, to Mill Hill Chapel, 
Leeds ; and, 1699, to Newcastle-on-Tyne, 
as assistant to Richard Gilpin [q.v.], 
dying of fever shortly after removal. 
(D. (errata) Hh. Mu.) [36] 

MANNING, JOHN, M.A. (d. 1694). C. 
Born at Cockfield, SufE. Son of WiUiam 
Manning, and younger brother of Samuel 
Manning [_q-v.]. Entered Emmanuel Coll., 
Cambridge, in 1633 ; matric. sizar, 1634 ; 
B.A., 1637/8 ; M.A., 1641. In Jan. 
1651/2 he was perpetual curate of Walpole 
with Cookley, Suff. ; and at the same 
time pastor of the Congregational church 
at Walpole. In 1654 he became per- 
petual curate of Peasenhall, Suff., and 
pastor of the Congregational church 
there ; ejected, 1662. He was many 
times imprisoned. Licensed, 13 May 
1672, as " Congr. Teacher in his howse in 
Peasenhall." The Common Fund voted 

him (9 Mar. 1690/1 and 4 Jan. 1691/2) 
gifts of £$ for Sibton. Sibton, where he 
was Uving in 1690, is close to Peasenhall. 
The Meeting-place of his flock was trans- 
ferred before his death to the parish of 
Sweiiiug, and in 1750 to that of Rendham , 
where it now is. Manning was joint- 
editor with Samuel Petto [q-v.} of " Six 
Treatises," 1656, by John Tillinghast, 
the Fifth Monarchy man. 

It is worthy of note that the Manu- 
script, while including John and Samuel 
Manning in its record, makes no reference 
to their brother Wilham Manning, M.A. 
(1631 ?-i3 F. 1710/11), of Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, ejected from the perpetual 
curacy of Middleton, Suff., and licensed, 
13 May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in his 
howse in Peasenhall." Calamy describes 
him as "a man of great abilities and 
learning ; but he fell into the Socinian 
principles, to which he adhered till his 
death." Among the Ejected he was one 
of two examples of this theological change, 
which affected no Presbyterian of their 
number. He continued to preach at 
Peasenhall (where he was buried) till 
deafness disabled him ; this may explain 
John Manning's removals, noted above. 
(B. C. Cp. D. M. P. T. V.) The other ex- 
ample was that of John Cooper (1622- 
Mar. 1665), born at Worcester, son of 
John Cooper, pleb.; matric. at BalliolCoU., 
Oxford, 12 Sept. 1640, age 18 ; master 
of the Crypt School, Gloucester, 1647- 
1652 ; incumbent of Cheltenham in 1654 ; 
ejected ; held there a Socinian con- 
venticle, after 1662. (C. F. La. Ug. State 
Papers, Dom., 1665.) [103, 106] 

MANNING, SAMUEL, M.A. (fl. 1631- 
1690). C. Born at Cockfield, Suff. 
Son of William Manning. Elder brother 
of John Manning [q.v.]. Matric. sizar at 
Emmanuel Coll. , Cambridge, 1631 ; B.A., 
1633/4 ; M.A., 1637. On 15 June 1654 
(having then a wife and four children, and 
been seven years out of health) he suc- 
ceeded his brother John [q.v.] as perpetual 
curate of Walpole, then united with 
Cookley, Suff., and was at the same time 
pastor of a Congregational church at 
Walpole; ejected, 1662. He suffered six 
months' imprisonment, which so enfeebled 
him that he was obliged to sit while 
preaching ; the story ran that he had 
been bewitched, along with Thomas 
Spatchet (see Petto, Samuel). Licensed, 
13 May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher in his 
howse in Walpool, Suffolke." His death 
probably took place before 1698. [B. C. 
P. T. V.) [103] 

MANSFIELD. [83, 173] 




1651-1690). Matric. pleb. at Corpus 
Christi Coll., Oxford, 27 F. 1650/1 ; B.A., 
6 Mar. 1560/1 ; admitted to Magdalene 
Coll., Cambridge, 18 May 1647 ; rem. 
to Peterhouse ; B.A., 1654. Incumbent 
of Armitage Chapel, Staff. ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as one of two persons preaching to 
" few & Inconsiderable " persons at their 
own houses in Atherstone, Warw. 
Licensed, 10 June 1672, as " Pr. Teacher " 
in the " howse of Widow Thornton," 
Mancetter, Warw. He lived some time 
at Wolverhampton, and then at Walsall, 
where he died. (C. F. P. T.) [96] 

MANTON, THOMAS, D.D. (March 1520- 
18 Oct. 1677). IP. Son of Thomas 
Manton of Whimple, Devon, pleb., was 
baptized at Lydyeard St. Lawrence, 
Somerset, on 31 March. From the 
Tiverton grammar school he entered 
Wadham Coll., Oxford ; matric, 11 
March 1635/6, aged 15 ; removed to 
Hart Hall; B.A., 1639; returned to 
Wadham, B.D., 1654. At the age of 20 
he was ordained by Joseph Hall, bishop 
of Exeter, and preached his first sermon 
at Sowton, near Exeter. In Sept. 1643 
he went to Lyme Regis, Dorset, and soon 
after became lecturer at Cullompton, 
Devon. In 1641 he was appointed to the 
sequestered rectory of Stoke Newington, 
Middx. He was one of the three scribes 
to the Westminster Assembly. Resigning 
Stoke Newington (1657), he became rector 
of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. In 1658 
he was incorporated B.D. at Cambridge. 
He worked for the recall of Charles II., 
and was one of the deputation to Breda. 
His tenure of St. Paul's was invalidated at 
the Restoration, but on 19 Nov. 1660 
he was created D.D., Oxon, and offered 
the deanery of Rochester ; on 10 Jan. 
1660/1 he was legally admitted to his 
rectory. He was a commissioner to the 
Savoy Conference {1661) for considering 
alterations in the Prayer-book. Ejected 
in 1662, he attended the ministry of 
Simon Patrick, his successor (afterwards 
bishop of Ely), till Patrick objected. He 
then preached in his own house. King 
Street, Covent Garden ; arrested in 1670, 
he spent six months as a prisoner in the 
Gatehouse. On 2 Apr. 1672 he obtained 
a licence for his King Street house and a 
general licence as Presb. Teacher. He 
delivered the first lecture at Pinners' Hall 
{see p. 154). As his congregation grew 
he removed it to a Meeting-house in 
White Hart Yard, Bry dges (now Catherine) 

Street. After his death the building was 
used by Baxter till 1682, and by Daniel 
Burgess \_q.v.'\ from 1687. Manton ex- 
celled as a preacher, but did not study 
brevity. His published sermons fill six 
foUo volumes. In the religious disputes 
of his time his constant aim was to make 
peace between parties. (C. D. F. P. T. W.) 
[154, 188] 
MANUSCRIPT, THE. [170 sqq.} 
MARAZION ('Mazarion') or MARKET 

JEW. [18, 19, 20] 
MARCH. [13] 

MARCHFIELD. [44] See Gloucester- 
was Thomas Laurie ; M.A., Edin., 25 
July 1635 ; held the sequestered rectory 
of Great Braxted, Ess., in 1642 ; appointed 
to the sequestered vicarage of Market 
Harborough, 24 F. 1648/9 ; dechned 
lectureship at Maldon, Ess. (offered, 12 
June 1649) ; ejected, 1662 ; preaching at 
Coggeshall, Ess., in 1669 ; licensed, i May 
1672, as Congr. Teacher in his house at . 
Coggeshall ; his house hcensed, same date, 
as Congr. Meeting-place; bur. there, 2 
Apr. 1681. (Bd. C. E. Ed. Ln. T.) [66] 
MARKET JEW (or Marazion). [18, 19, 20] 
MARLBOROUGH ('Marlebrough,' 'Marl- 
brough ')." Ejected here was Wilham 
Hughes (b. at Bromham, Wilts ; son of 
Wilham, of Bedminster, Wilts), of New 
Inn Hall, Oxford ; matric, 31 Oct. 1634, 
aged 16 ; B.A., 1638 ; M.A., 1640/1 ; 
vicar of St. Mary's, Marlborough ; ejected, 
1662 ; bought a house in Marlborough 
and kept school ; preaching at Marl- 
borough, 1669 ; licensed, 13 May 1672, 
as Congr. Teacher in his house at Marl- 
borough ; his house licensed, same date, 
as Congr. Meeting - place ; signed the 
thanks of Wilts Ministers ; d. 14 Feb. 
i68y/8, aged 68; for his descendants, see 
P. (C. F. T.) [123, 124, 125] 
MARSHALL, JOHN. Though this young 
man's name is placed at the end of the 
alphabetical list of London Ministers, 
his position of " Reader" to John Quick 
[q.v.] can only mean that as a member of 
Quick's household he was employed in 
reading to him in his disablement. He 
received grants, 1691-2, as Student at 
Bishop's Hall, BethnaU Green; on 11 
Apr. 1692 he is under John Ker, M.D. 
[q.v.]. (M.) [4] 
MARSHALL, THOMAS [d. 1705 ?). JJ. 
[? Matric. pleb. at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
10 Mar. 1656/7 ; B.A., i66o.] The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to 200 persons at White Lack- 
ington, Som. ; also to 180 persons at 



Broadway, Som. ; also to 40 persons at 
Aisholt, Som. Licensed, 8 May 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher in his howse in the Parish 
& Town of Ilminster, Somersett." Ed- 
mund Batson, whom Murch makes his 
predecessor, 1694-7, "i^Y have been his 
colleague for that period. Marshall 
(dying in 1705, according to Murch) was 
succeeded by his son Nicholas there in 
1715 {d. 1725). (Ev.F.Mh.T.) [91] 
MARSHFIELD (' Marchfield '). [44] 
MARSTON, LONG, W.R. (misplaced in 

MARTELL, MADAM. ]p. Probably 
widow of Peter Martell. Her " gift " was 
through Samuel Powell [?.w.]. (M.) [166] 
MARTELL, PETER. ]p. [165] 
MARTHIR. [18, 19] See Cornwall 
(1620 ?-i692 ?). C. Born in Wiltshire. 
Son of John Martyn of Cocldngton, Devon, 
gent. Matric. at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
9 Mar. 1637/8, aged 18 ; B.A., 1642 ; 
Fellow, 1642-57 ; M.A., 1648. Student 
of Lincoln's Inn, 1641. Rector of Yar- 
mouth, I. of Wight ; ejected, 1662. 
Lived at Newport. Licensed, 13 May 
1672, as " Ind. Teacher in Grace Byles 
howse in Yarmouth." Removed into 
Wiltshire, and there died. (C. F. P. T.) 
MARTOCK (' Martlock '). Ejected here 
in 1662 was James Stephenson, born in 
Scotland ; Jacobus Steinsone, major and 
minor, entered Glasgow University to- 
gether in 1621, and graduated M.A. 
together in 1624 (whether the Ejected 
was the major or the minor, there is 
nothing to show) ; repairing to Ireland, 
on 31 Mar. 1627 he was ord. deacon and 
priest by George Downham, the Calvin- 
istic bishop of Derry ; on 31 Oct. 1635 
he was instituted to the vicarage of Kil- 
toghart, Co. Leitrim ; in 1641 he fled 
to Bristol ; he was rector of Tormarton, 
Glou., till 1649, removing thence to Hol- 
land, where he studied physic for two 
years ; on 20 Oct. 1654 he was approved 
for the vicarage of Martock ; in 1666 he 
removed to Crewkerne for two years ; 
licensed, July 1672, as Pr. Teacher in a 
house at Martock ; d. 15 July 1685. 
(C. Gm. T.) [92] 
MARTYN, SAMUEL {d. 1692 ?). Son of 
Thomas Martyn, M.A., ejected from the 
vicarage of St. Andrew's, Plymouth. 
Occasional preacher at Plymouth till 
silenced, 1662. Imprisoned six months 
at Exeter for conventicHng at Plymouth ; 
gained absolution and release on com- 
municating at church. (C. P.) [18] 
MARY II., QUEEN. [137] 

See Lukin, Henry 

N. 1640 — 6 Apr, 1717). JB. Born at 
Kingsdown, near Ilchester, Som. Matric. 
' pleb.' at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 16 
Mar. 1656/7 ; chorister, Magdalen Coll., 
1659-60 ; ejected, 1660. Returned to 
Magdalen Hall, but was refused his B.A. 
for nonconformity; left Oxford, 1661. 
Ordained, 30 Oct. 1667, for Baptist 
ministry at Theobalds, in Cheshunt 
Parish, Herts. Licensed, 25 July 1672, 
being of Cheshunt, Herts, as " Bapt. Gr." 
At Theobalds his flock met in the Pres- 
byterian Meeting-house, where he and 
the Presbyterian Minister, Archibald 
Hamilton [q.v.'], preached on alternate 
Sundays. He probably preached at 
Enfield, Middx., in concert with Obadiah 
Hughes [?.t).]. About 1692 Maisters be- 
came pastor of the Particular Baptist 
congregation in Joiners' Hall, Thames 
Street (removed, 1708, to Pinners' Hall), 
but still ministered at Theobalds once a 
month. His London address was " at 
M^a May's Brewer, in Longacre." By 
his request the pall-bearers at his funeral 
were two Baptist, two Congregational, 
and two Presbyterian Ministers. (C. Ev. 
F. P. T. Uh. We.) [50, 72, 189] 

MATCHING (' Machin '). [40] 

1630/1 — 26 July 1697). d. Born at 
Much Woolton, Lane. ; second son of 
Richard Mather (1596 — 22 Apr. 1669), 
Minister of the Ancient Chapel, Toxteth 
Park, Liverpool, from its erection in 161 8. 
In 1635 his father took him to New 
England ; he graduated B.A. at Harvard 
Coll., 1647 ; M.A., 1650 ; and returned 
for further study in England. He was 
curate to George Mortimer in the se- 
questered vicarage of Harberton, Devon, 
succeeding him there in 1655. In 1656 
he was put into the sequestered vicarage 
of Barnstaple, Devon ; ejected, 1660. 
Going over to Holland, he ministered for 
some years to the English church at 
Rotterdam. On the death of his elder 
brother, Samuel Mather, M.A. (13 May 
1626 — 29 Oct. 1671), he succeeded him 
as pastor of the Congregational church 
in New Row, Dubhn. Driven from 
Ireland in 1688, he was the successful 
candidate against Daniel Williams {q.v.'] 
for the succession to John Collins, M.A. 
{q.v.'], in the Congregational church. 
Paved Alley, Lime Street. Though an 
original Manager of the Common Fund, 
he did not join the ' Happy Union," and 
was a leader in its disruption. He was 



chosen a Pinners' Hall lecturer on the 
withdrawal (1694) of William Bates, CD. 
[q.v.]. The meeting by which the Con- 
gregational Fund was established was 
held on 17. Dec. 1695, ^^ his Meeting- 
house, which continued to be the usual 
place of its Board meetings ; he was one 
of the Fund's correspondents for Cheshire, 
Lancashire, and Nottinghamshire. (C. D. 
P. Sg. Wc. We.) [41, 156, 160, 164, 165, 
166, 183] 

1658-1729). ]p. Son of a clergyman. 
Matric. at Jesus CoU., Oxford, 21 Apr. 
1658 ; B.A., 1658/9. He appears in 
1715 as Minister (with a colleague) at 
Mount Soar Hill, Leic, and as taking a 
turn in preaching at Bardon, near Bos- 
worth, Leic. In the Fund Minutes he 
appears as late as 1720 at Mount Sorrell, 
and was apparently there in 1729. {Ev. 
P.M.) [67] 

MAUDUIT. See Modwit 


MAVESYN RIDWARE ('Maves on Rid- 
war"). [96] Ejected here was Richard 
Swynfen (' Swinfyn '), B.A. [q.v.]. 

MAXFIELD. [15] See Cheshire 

MAYDWELL, JOHN, M.A. (1612 ?-Jan. 
1692/3). Q. Born at Geddington, 
Northants. Matric. sizar, at Clare Hall, 
Cambridge, 1627, where he was chamber- 
fellow with Peter Gunning (i5 Jan. 
1613/4 — 6 July 1684), afterwards, bishop 
of Ely; B.A., 1630/1 ; M.A., 1634. 
Rector of Simpson, Bucks. Leaving this 
to a curate, he went to London during 
the civil war, and at its close obtained 
the sequestered vicarage of Claybrooke, 
Leic, where he built a handsome parson- 
age. The question of his return to Simp- 
son was left to four divines of the West- 
minster Assembly, who were equally 
divided in judgment, whereupon he 
returned to Simpson. About 1650, be- 
came rector of Kettering, Northants ; 
ejected, 1662. Licensed, i May 1672, 
as " Congr. Teacher in the howse of 
Widow Cooper in Kettering " ; on 16 
May 1672, his own house in Kettering was 
licensed as " Presb. Meeting Place " 
(latterly Maydwell's church was Congre- 
gational). He subsequently opened a 
Meeting-house at Kettering, and there 
ministered till death. He was one of the 
witnesses against Richard Davis Ig.v.] at 
Kettering in 1692. He was buried at 
Kettering on 4 Jan. 1692/3. Calamy 
gives his age as about 84 ; Coleman, with 

■ more probability, as " about 80." (C. 
Cn. Gl. P. T. V.) [76] 

MAYFIELD, Staff. Ejected here was 
William Rock [q.v.]. [96] 

MAYFIELD, Suss. See Becher, Wk 
Ejected here were (i) Paul D'Aranda 
(son of Elias, Minister of the French 
Church, Southampton), of Merton Coll., 
Oxford; matric, 10 Dec. 1641, aged 17; 
rem. to Pembroke Coll., Fellow and M.A., 
1648 ; curate at Petworth [q.v.] to 
Francis Cheynell, D.D. ; curate at 
Patcham, Suss. ; curate at Mayfield to 
John Majmard, M.A. {see below), who 
gave him all the tithe ; ejected, 1662 ; 
pastor of the French Church at Canter- 
bury, 1664. (C. D. (under Maynard) F.} 
(2) John Maynard, born at Mayfield 
(bapi. 8 Mar. 1600/1) ; admitted, 21 June 
1616, commoner at Queen's Coll., Oxford ; 
B.A., 1619/20 ; rem. to Magdalen Hall ; 
M.A., 1622 ; vicar of Mayfield (where 
he had property), 1624 ; member of the 
Westminster Assembly, 1643 ; ejected, 
1662 ; d. at Mayfield, 7 June 1665. (C. 
D.F.) [112, 115] 

MAYO, ISRAEL (1630— 11 F. 1715/6). 
Son of John Mayo (1592 — 29 May 1675), 
of Bayford House, in the next parish 
to Little Berkhamstead, Herts. Kept 
meetings in his own house, temp. Charles 
II. His only son, George, was a pupil 
of Samuel Cradock [5.11.]. (Uh.) [50] 

MAYO, RICHARD (1628—6 or 8 Sept. 
1695). ]P, Son of Richard Mayo {d. 
1660), St. Giles', Cripplegate, a man of 
some property. Came under the reUgious 
influence of Thomas Singleton, ejected for 
Puritan views from a mastership at 
Eton, and teaching in London from 
before 1647 till after 1660. Mayo " soon 
entered (tho' young) " on the ministry. 
On 17 Aug. 1652 he was appointed ship's 
chaplain on the ' Sovereign.' On 30 Nov. 
1652, as " student in divinitie of Wada 
Colledge in Oxford," he appUed to the 
Fourth Presb. Classis of London for 
ordination as Lecturer in Wliitechapel, 
and was ordained on 2 Dec. By 1654 
he was curate to Edmund Staunton, 
D.D. {d. 14 July 1671), vicar of Kingston- 
on-Thames, Surrey (and a member, from 
1647, of the Kingston Classis). Staunton 
resigned in his favour in 1659, but in 1662 
he was ejected. In 1666 he took the 
Oxford oath against endeavouring altera- 
tions in Church or State. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching 
occasionally to 100 " people of several 
opinions " in a house called Downhall at 
Kingston ; also, with others, to ' ' All other 
sorts of Sectaries [except Quakers] but 
chiefly Presbyterian " at Henley - on- 
Thames, Oxfordsh., " In the house of 



Win Craw, a London Vintner, once in 
three weeks, or oftener sometimes The 
principal Frequenters & promoters . . . 
are such as were Officers & Soldiers in y" 
Parliament Army " ; also, with others, 
to " sometimes 100 " Anabaptists at the 
house of John Clarke, Anabaptist, at 
Guildford, Surrey. On 13 Apr. 1672 he 
was licensed as aPresb. Teacher in John 
Pigot's house, Kingston. Towards the 
end of Charles II. 's reign, he became 
Minister of a Presbyterian congregation 
in Buckingham House, College-hill, Upper 
Thames Street, London, removing it after 
the Toleration Act (1689) to a new 
Meeting-house in Salters' Hall Court, 
Cannon Street. Here, after the exclusion 
(1694) of Daniel Williams, D.D. [?.w.], 
from the Pinners' Hall lectureship, a 
new Lecture was established. Mayo, who 
had co-operated in the Common Fund 
and the Happy Union, being among 
the first Lecturers. Dying in his 65th 
year, he was buried at Kingston (11 Sept. 

, His son Daniel (Jan. 1672/3 — 13 June 
1733) was the first Minister (1715/6-1723) 
at the new-built Gravel Pit Meeting- 
house, Hackney. (C. Cm. D. Fc. M. Ma. 
Mo. P.T.W.) [35, no, 124, 160, 164, 
168, 181, 183] 
MAZARION. [18, 19, 20] See Cornwall 
MEAD, MATTHEW (1630 ?-i6 Oct. 1699). 
C. Born at Leighton Buzzard, Beds ; 
second son of Richard Mead, of Mursley, 
Bucks. Scholar of King's Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1648; Fellow, 1649; resigned, 
1 65 1. Morning lecturer (1655) at St. 
Dunstan's, Stepney, and admitted (28 
Dec. 1656) to membership in the Congre- 
gational church there. Appointed, 22 
Jan. 1658, incumbent of the ' new 
chapel ' at Shadwell (St. Paul's) ; 
ejected, 1660, but obtained a lectureship 
at St. Sepulchre's, Holborn ; ejected, 
1662. After 1663 he visited Holland. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers at Sibson, Leic, 
to a congregation of about 40, composed 
of Presbyterians, Independents and Ana- 
baptists ; also to Presbyterians at Woburn, 
Beds ; also to Independents at the house 
of WiUiam Greenhill (the ejected vicar), 
next Stepney church ; also to Ana- 
baptists and Independents in Meeting- 
house Alley in Wapping "At ye Old 
Meeting house now made as big againe as 
in Cromwell's time." On 13 Oct. 1671 
he was ordained pastor of Stepney Con- 
gregational church ; its Meeting - house 
(opened, 13 Sept. 1674) had four pine 
pillars, presented by the ' States of 

Holland.' Over its ceiUng was an attic 
designed as a hiding-place for the con- 
gregation in case of need ; the Meeting- 
house was wrecked in Dec. 1682. He 
was arrested, 1683, on suspicion of com- 
plicity in the Rye House Plot, but at 
once discharged. In 1683 he succeeded 
John Owen, D.D. [?.i;.], as Pinners' Hall 
lecturer. He was a leader both in the 
Common Fund and the Happy Union 
(inaugurated in his Meeting-house and 
by his sermon) , but left both, and was an 
original Manager of the Congregational 
Fund, and one of its correspondents 
for Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, 
Lancashire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, and 
Oxfordshire. His May Day sermon to 
the young, begun 1674, is still kept 

Richard Mead, M.D. (11 Aug. 1673- 
16 Feb. 1754), his eleventh child, was the 
owner of one of the three extant copies 
of the original edition of Servetus' 
" Christianismi Restitutio," 1553 ; it is 
now in the Paris Bibliothdque Nationale. 
(C. Co. D. M. P. T.) [9, 10, 12, 45, 68, 
72, 86, no, 114, 156, i6o, 163, 164, 167, 
168, 189] 
JOHN, M.A. (7 Apr. 1622-Feb. 1696/7). 
Ip. Born at Chattisham, Suff. ; second 
sou of Daniel Meadowe. Admitted at Em- 
manuel Coll., Cambridge, 26 F. 1639/40 ; 
B.A., 1643 ; rem. to Christ's College ; 
Fellow, 1644 ; M.A., 1646. Rector of 
Ousden, Sufif. (26 Aug. 1653) ; ordained 
by presbyters, 17 Apr. 1657 ; ejected, 
1662 (but not till Michaelmas, obtaining 
the tithe). Removed to Ousden Hall; 
thence, in 1670, to Stowmarket. In 
Oct. 1672 was hcensed " the house of 
John Meadowse of Stowmarket in Suifolk 
Pr." At the beginning of 1689 he re- 
moved to Bury St. Edmunds, where he 
had often preached. Here he died ; he 
was buried at Stowmarket, i Mar. 1696/7. 
He was generous in his disposal of much 
wealth. He was thrice married, but the 
editor of D. thought this an extravagant 
allowance. (B. C. D. P. Su.) [104] 
MEDDOWS, MR. C. [? John Meadows, 
elk. (1655-1715).] Received grant (1702) 
from the Congregational Fund for Read- 
ing. (C/. 5m.) [7] 
MEDHURST. [113, 115] See Sussex 
MEERBROOK (' Merbrock '), then a 
chapelry in Leek parish, now vicarage. 
MELBOURNE (' Melborne '). [25] 
MELFORD, LONG. Ejected from this 
rectory was John Woods [? of St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, from 



Oxford. 1639; B.A., 1640/1]. {B. C. Jo. V.) 
MERBROCK. [98] See Staffordsliire 
MERCER, DANIEL. Attended as Man- 
ager on 9 Feb. 1 690/1 only. He died 
before 23 May 1692, when Joseph 
Thomson [q.v.] was appointed in his 
place. (M.) [162, 165] 
MERIONETHSHIRE, [141, 148, 149] 
Sept. 1653-1691/2). C. Born at Mid- 
hurst ; son of John Marner, clothier {d. 
Dec. 1693). The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of many preachers to 
" great niibers Some of them, Persons of 
good QuaUity " at Midhurst, Suss. " at 
the . houses of Robert Marner & Nicolas 
Brewer." Licensed, 8 May 1672, as 
" Congr. Teacher in the howse of Thomas 
Watersfield in ArundeU, Sussex." The 
Common Fund voted him (1690) £4 a 
year for Midhurst ; omitted, 27 June 
1692. {M. T.) [113, 115] 
^73°)- IP- Younger brother of Joshua 
Merrel ; see Myrrald. Published a ser- 
mon (1709) before Societies for Reforma- 
tion of Manners (no- place stated). An 
original trustee of Dr. Williams' will 
(1711). In Evans' List (1715) appears 
as Minister at Hampstead, where he was 
succeeded (1730) by John Partington. 
He was a Subscriber at Salters' HaU, 
1719. In the continuation of Matthew 
Henry's commentary he did i Peter. He 
was one of the original distributors (1723) 
of the EngUsh regium donum. {Cm. Ev. 
Je-) [2] 
1734)- C Bapt., 9 Dec. 1662 (New- 
bury parish church register). Son of 
Thomas Merriman of Newbury. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report a small 
meeting of Anabaptists " At Thomas 
Merrimans," Newbury, adding, " These 
meetings consist of such as have been 
ingaged (as generally the whole towne 
was) in y^ late warre agt the King ; and 
their abettoi's are such as have been 
ejected upon y" Act for Regulating 
Corporacons." Matric, 30 Mar. 1677, 
at St. Alban Hall, Oxford, aged 15 ; 
remained at Oxford till 1680 (tomb- 
stone). Was some time at Dudley. Or- 
dained publicly at Newbury, i586, aged 
24. Barn fitted up, 1687. The congre- 
gation had 172 church members, 1710 ; 
400 attendants, 1715. Meeting-house 
buUt, 1716. Buried at Newbury ; tomb- 
stone at Congregational Church. {Ev. F. 
Sm. T.) [6] 

MERTHER. [18, 19] 


(1622-1701). jp. Son of John Mose- 
ley, D.D., of Newark on Trent, Notts. 
Matric. at Magdalen HaE, Oxford, 27 
May 1636, aged 14 ; B.A., 1638 ; M.A., 
1641 ; incorp. at Cambridge, 1654. 
Licensed, 25 July 1672, as " Pr. Teacher " 
in John Bonthame's barn, Cloughhead, 
Derb. [? Dane Head, above Cistern's 
Clough, in the Peak district.] For Gospel 
work in the High Peak Hundred, £i& a 
year was regularly voted by the Fund. 
One of the founders (1691) of the Cheshire 
Classis.(see p. 157), being then Minister of 
Ringhay Chapel, Chesh., a building not 
consecrated till 1720. In 1692 he re- 
moved to Mellor Chapel, where he was 
buried, 5 N. 1701. He appears to have 
been one of the Nonconformist divines 
who escaped ejection. {F. M. T. Uc.) 
[15. 25] 

MESSING. [42] 

MIDDLESEX. [72, 73, 168, 176] Except 
the headings " Middlesex " in the earliest 
handwriting, aU is in that of the Book- 
keeper. With one exception (Webb, 135) 
all the returns are numbered 98. 
Brainford is Brentford. 
Colebrook is Cohibrook, partly in 
Middlesex, mostly in Buckinghamshire, 
being on the river Colne, here dividing the 

MIDDLETON. [26, 27] 

MIDHURST (' Medhurst '). [113, 115] 

MILBORNE ('Milborn') PORT. Ejected 
here was WiUiam Hopkins, B.A. \_q.v.']. 

[34. 93] 

MILBOURNE GRANGE(' Milborn Grang'). 
[23. 80] 

MILES, THOMAS {fl. 1662-1690). Ip. 
Rector of St. Chad's, Lichfield ; ejected, 
1662. Remained in Lichfield tOl driven 
out by the Five Mile Act, 1666. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of the preachers to " above 300 " persons 
at three houses in Walsall, Staff. Licensed, 
June 1672, being of Lichfield, as " Grail . 
Pr. Teacher." (C. P. T.) [96] 

MILLS, GEORGE (165 1—6 D. 1723). C. 
Had no regular education for the ministry. 
Ordained, 6 N. 1695, as pastor of the 
Congregational church at Guestwick, 
Norf. (on recommendation of London 
ministers), and remained there till death. 
(B.) [73] 

MILLS, JOHN. [113] 

MILNTHORPE (' Milthorp,' ' Milthrop '), 
now an ecclesiastical parish, was in 
Heversham parish. Thomas Bigge, the 
vicar, was sequestered in June 1644. 



John Wallace, or WaUis, M.A. [? son of 
Richard Wallis, maltster, of Chesterton, 
Cambs ; admitted sizar at St. John's 
Coll., Cambridge, 20 Sept. 1636, aet. 15 ; 
matric. 1637 : B.A., 1640/1], who held 
the vicarage from 1658, and was ejected 
in 1660, was according to Calamy " of so 
scandalous a Life in several Respects, that 
his Memory is not worth preserving." 
Bigge was restored in 1660, and held the 
living till his death in March 1676/7. 
His successors were WUUam. Burrell, 
M.A., inst. 1677; Thomas Milner, inst. 
1678 ; Thomas Ridley, inst. 1686 ; 
George Farmer, M.A., inst. 1691, d. Feb. 
1723/4. The Common Fund granted 
(12 D. 1692) £S a year for Milnthorpe, 
which was not paid after 1693. (C. Jo. 
M. N. V.) [121] 

MILTON. [85, 86] 

MILWAY, THOMAS {d. 1697). Q, See 
p. 186. (B. Cm. E. M. T.) [103, 186] 


MINISTER'S SON. This was John Asty 
(1675 ?-20 Jan. 1729/30), born in Nor- 
wich, second son of Robert Asty (d. 14 
Oct. 1681), Congregational Minister there ; 
and grandson of Robert Asty, ejected from 
the rectory of one of the Stratfords, Suff. 
At eight years of age, two years after his 
father's death, he was, at the cost of 
Samuel Smith [?.«.], of Colkirk, Norf., 
taken into the family of John CoUinges 
[_q.v.'\, who (till his death) superintended 
his education. On 6 July 1691 the 
Common Fund voted him a bursary of 
;£io a year, and he was placed in the 
Academy of Thomas Rowe, M.A. {q.v.'] ; 
his bursary was paid till the end of 1692. 
Chaplain from 18 N. 1695 to Smith 
Fleetwood, Esq., of Armingland Hall, 
Norf., and Stoke Newington. From 1710 
till death he was pastor of the Congrega- 
tional church, Ropemakers' AUey, Moor- 
fields, London (ordained, 4 Apr. 1711), and 
lived on the premises. He was a Sub- 
scriber at Salters' HaU (1719). He wrote 
the Life prefixed to the "Works" (1721) 
of John Owen, D.D. [?.«<.]. The inscrip- 
tion on his tomb at Bunhill Fields (if 
rightly read) gives his age as 57 ; he 
could not have been above 54. (B. C. Ev. 
P. W. We.) [75] 

(1672 ?-i7i2). Son of Richard Mitchell, 
of Marton Scar in Craven. Entered 
Frankland's Academy, 26 Aug. 1689. 
The Common Fund granted him, 1692-5, 
£6 a year. Ordained at Rathmell, 7 June 
1693. He was probably the Cottingham 
man, preaching there as a Student, and 
succeeded by Abraham Dawson [q.v.]. 

From 1704 to 1711 he received Fund 
grants ifor Ravenstonedale. At the 
time of his death, " aged near 40," he 
is described as " Minr abt Rossendale." 
Buried there, 15 Sept. 1712. [" William 
Mitchell, the Antinomian Preacher near 
Bradford," who died in March 1705/6, is 
not Ukely to have been the Cottingham 
man.] {Fr.Hh.Ht. M.Nk.Nr.) [136,138] 

MODBURY. [32] 

April 1718). |p». Son of John Maudyt, 
M.A., ejected (i66o) from the sequestered 
rectory of Penshurst, Kent. Succeeded 
at Stamford Edward Browne {d. Apr. 
1682) ; -ejected from the sequestered 
vicarage of All Saints, Stamford. 
Minister (169 1-8) at Tooting, Surrey ; 
next (1698) at Long Walk, Bermondsey, 
removing the congregation to a Meeting- 
house built for him (1690) at King John's 
Court, Bermondsey ; he Uved on the 
premises. Promoted (1715) the Horsley- 
down charity school. John Dunton 
\_q.v^ commends him for modesty, learn- 
ing, and wit. (Ev. J . Rq. W. Wc.) [70] 

MOHUN, LADY. Philippa, fourth daugh- 
ter of Arthur, first earl of Annesley, 
married Charles, third baron Mohun of 
Okehampton, who died in 1677. The 
widow remarried (1693) William Coward, 
serjeant-at-law, and died in 1714/5 ; 
buried at Lee, Kent. (Pe.) [56] 

MONCKTON COMBE (' Coome '). [92] 

MONMOUTH. Ejected from this vicarage 
was Nicholas Cary [? Nicholas Carey, of 
Corpus Christi Coll., Cambridge ; matric, 
1639; B.A., 1644/5]-; after ejection, 
studied and practised medicine in London, 
with special success in diseases of eye and 
ear. (C. F.) [145] 

MONMOUTHSHIRE (' Munmouthshire '). 
[143, 144] 

' Mountgomery, ' 'Mount-Gomery'). [141, 

MOOR, i.e. MOORE, JOHN (1642 — 23 
Aug. 1 7 17). Ip, Born at Musbury, 
Devon. From Colyton grammar school, 
matric. pleb., at Brasenose Coll., Ox- 
ford, 13 July 1660. Vicar of Long- 
burton, Dors., and curate at Holnest 
chapehry in that parish ; resigned, 1667. 
Licensed, 18 Apr. 1672 (' John More '), 
being of Ottery St. Mary, Devon, where 
he had a small estate, as " Presb. 
Teacher in any licensed place." Signed 
the thanks of Devon Ministers. In 1676 
became one of the Ministers of the con- 
gregation at Bridgwater (see Gardner, 
John), and laboured there for about 
thirty -six years. From 1688 he con- 



ducted an Academy of repute. He was 
one of the founders of the Somerset 
union, on the London model. 

His son, John Moore, B.A. (1673- 
1747), succeeded him both in the congre- 
gation and the Academy. (C. D. Ev. F. 
Mh. P. T.) [91] 

MOOR, SIMON. C. Chaplain in Lord 
Wharton's regiment, parhamentary army. 
Ejected from Worcester Cathedral (there 
in 1652) and retired to London. Baxter 
calls him an old Independent. [On 
2 May 1672 Stephen More was licensed 
as an Indep. Teacher in the house of 
Barnabas Bloxon, Winchester Yard, 
Southwark. This is probably the same 
man.] (C. P. T.) [3] 

MOOR, or MOORE, THOMAS {d. 1720). 
]p. Son of John Moore (1642 — 23 Aug. 
1717) [?.f.]. Educated in his father's 
Academy at Bridgwater, Som. Minister, 
1701 till death, at Abingdon, where he 
kept school. Had, 1715, a congregation 
of 800. (C. Ev. P. Sm.) [7, 123] 

MOOR, i.e. MORE, THOMAS, M.A. (d. 
Aug. 1699). Jp. Scholar of Trinity 
CoU., Oxford, 1648 ; B.A., 1651/2 ; M.A., 
1654. Rector of Hammoon, Dorset ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 
1665, report him as " now Resident at 
Milton Abbas." Licensed, 16 May 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in Milton 
Abbas, Dorset " ; also, 30 S. and 28 Oct. 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher att the house of 
Rob' Alford of Sturminster Newton," 
Dors. ; signed the Address of thanks to 
the Crown from Dorset Ministers, 10 May 
1672. The Common Fund granted him 
(1690) /lo a year for Milton Abbot, re- 
duced (1695) to £5, raised again (1696) to 
£(>, and paid to Midsummer 1697. (C. F. 
Hu. M. P. T.) [34] 

MOORE, JOHN (fl. 1685-1729). f). 
Chaplain (1685-9) to Samuel Baker, 
Wattisfield Hall, Suff. On the death (10 
July 1687) of Edmund Whincop, pastor 
of the Congregational church at Wattis- 
field, Moore filled the vacancy and was 
repeatedly asked to become pastor, but 
declined. In 1689 he removed to Tiver- 
ton, Devon (ordained, 29 July 1691). 
Here he conducted an Academy, which 
Roger Flexman entered in 1723. (B. Ev. 
Mh.) [30] 

MOORE, or MORE, ROBERT (d. June 
1704). Ip. Born at Nottingham. Matric. 
sizar, at Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1646 ; did 
not graduate. After ministering for a year 
at Belper, he obtained the perpetual 
curacy of Brampton, Derb., and was or- 
dained by the Chesterfield Classis ; ej ected, 
1662. Licensed, 25 July 1672, as Pr. 

Teacher in the house of Gabriel Wayne, 
Cutthorpe (in Brampton parish) . He died 
Minister at Derby, having outUved the 
other Ejected Ministers of Derbyshire. 
(C.P.T.V.) [25] 
MOORLANDS, THE. [98, 180] 
MORCHARD. Either Morchard Bishop 
or Cruwys- Morchard. From Morchard 
Bishop was ejected Robert Snow, of 
Wadham Coll., Oxford ; matric, 19 June 
1629, aged 18 ; rem. to Exeter Coll. ; 
B.A., 1631 ; Fellow, 1632-42; M.A., 
1634 ; rector of Morchard Bishop, 1641 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; hving in Exeter, 1665. 
{C.F.T.) [32] 
M.A. (6. 1624 ?). ]p. Second son of 
Thomas Morland, rector of Bright Wal- 
tham and of SuUiampstead Abbas, Berks. 
Matric, 26 June 1644, at Wadham Coll., 
Oxford, aged 20 ; B.A., 1648 ; M.A., 

1 65 1, and Fellow ; incorp. at Cambridge, 

1652. Rector of Weld, Hants. Ejected, 
1662. Licensed, 16 May 1672, as a Presb. 
Teacher at his house in Hackney. Spent 
there the latter part of his Ufa. (C. F. 
P-T.) [3] 

MORETON (' Moretown ') HAMPSTEAD. 
Ejected here was Robert Wolcombe, of 
Oriel Coll., Oxford ; matric, 22 Nov. 
1650 ; B.A., 1652/3 ; Fellow, 1654/5 ; 
M.A., 1655 ; ord. by presbyters, n Nov. 
1657 ; rector of Moreton Hampstead, 
1657 ; ejected, 1662 ; disinherited by his 
father for nonconformity ; Ucensed, 20 
Apr. 1672, being of Chudleigh, Devon, as 
Pr. Teacher in any hcensed place ; ob- 
tained a hcence, 1687, for worship at 
Moreton Hampstead ; died at Chudleigh, 
1692. (C. F. Mh. T.) [32] 

MORLAND, THOMAS, B.A. (b. 1616). 
Eldest son of Thomas Morland, rector of 
Bright Waltham, etc. Brother of Mar- 
tin Morland (supra). Matric. at Queen's 
Coll., Oxford, 9 Nov. 1632, aged 16 ; 
B.A., 1637, from New Inn HaH. He was 
probably the schoolmaster and ' com- 
panion.' For his youngest brother. Sir 
Samuel Morland, bart. (1625— 1695), see 
D. (F.) [3] 

MORLEY. Ejected here was. . . Ethering- 
ton, who afterwards conformed. Origin- 
ally a parish, it became soon after the 
Norman conquest a chapelry in Batley 
parish ; the chapel was leased, temp. 
Charles I., by 'Thomas Savile, earl of 
Sussex, to trustees (Presbyterians) for 500 
years. After many vicissitudes the build- 
ing was replaced (1875-7) by St. Mary's 
Congregational church. [C.Sq.) [129,131] 

MORRIS, . . . [98] 

MORTIMER, JOHN, B.A. (1633 ?-i696). 




IP. Born at Exeter, son of a tradesman 
there who married a sister of Thomas 
Manton, D.D., ejected from St. Paul's, 
Covent Garden. Matric. at Exeter 
College, Oxford, 12 Nov. 1650; B.A., 
1653/4. Vicar of Sowton St. Michael, 
alias Clyst St. Michael, Devon. Ejected, 
1 662 . Reported in the Episcopal Returns 
(1665) as a peaceable liver at Totnes. 
Lost his books and papers in the fire of 
London (1666). Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, 
as a general Presb. Teacher of Exeter. 
In great straits. Appears to have re- 
turned to Devonshire from London in 
1 69 1. He had been in receipt of £5 a 
year from Matthew Barker; this was 
granted him from the Common Fund, 12 
O. 1691, and paid to Midsummer 1692, 
he being at Bow, Devon. He died at 
Exeter. He seems called a Scotchman 
through a confusion with Lorimer. (C. 
F. M. P. T.) [2, 33] 
MORTIMER, ... [112] 
MORTLAKE (' Mortlack '). [2] 
MORTON, CHARLES, M.A. (Feb. 1626/7- 
II Apr. 1698). C. Born at Pendavy, 
Egloshayle, Corn. ; bapt. 15 Feb. 1626/7. 
Eldest son of Nicholas Morton (a descend- 
ant of Thomas Morton, secretary to 
Edward III.) by his wife Frances, only 
daughter of Thomas Kestell of Pendavy. 
Admitted scholar at Wadham Coll., 
Oxford, 7 Sept. 1649, aged 19 (really 22) ; 
B.A., 1649 ; M.A., 1652 ; incorp. at 
Cambridge, 1653. Originally a royalist, 
I the lax character of that party at Oxford 
\ turned him to the other side. Rector of 
Blisland, Corn. ; ejected, 1662. Retired 
' to a small property at St. Ives, Corn. 
Lost much property through the fire of 
London, 1666, and came to London to 
make a liveUhood. Licensed, 11 Apr. 
1672, as " Presb. Teacher in his Howse 
in Kennington," Lambeth parish ; his 
house there licensed, same date, as 
" a Presb. Meeting Place " ; appUcation 
also for his house at St. Ives, Corn., was 
not granted. Soon after he began at 
I Stoke Newington what ranked as the 
I chief Congregational Academy in London, 
j as that of Thomas Doohttle [q.v.'] was the 
j leading Presbyterian Academy. / John 
Dunton {q.v.} calls him " the very soul 
of philosophy." Defoe was one of 
Morton's Students. Samuel Wesley 
(father of the Evangelist), another 
Student, attacked the Nonconformist 
Academies in 1703, when a controversy 
followed with Samuel Palmer (d. 1724) 
which throws much light on the methods 
of the higher Nonconformist education, 
as well as the proclivities of Students in 

rival London Academies. Persecution 
drove Morton to New England ; he 
reached Charlestown, Mass., in July 1686, 
and held the pastorate of the Congrega- 
tional church there from 5 Nov. 1686 till 
death. His appointment as president of 
Harvard would have been obnoxious to 
the government, hence the office of vice- 
president was created for him. He died 
at Charlestown. (Ap. C. D. F. P. T. V.) 

[75] ) 

MOSELEY, then chapelry in Bromsgrove 
parish. Wore. [120] 


MOTTERSHED, JOHN (1662 — 13 Oct. 
1728). ]p. Son of a London tradesman ; 
brought up under the ministry of Thomas 
Doolittle, M.A., and studied in Doohttle 's 
Academy at Islington, where (in 1682) 
Calamy came to be a fellow-boarder. 
Went thence to Rotterdam, where he 
studied under Peter Bayle. Returning, 
he assisted Doohttle (1690 ?) at Monkwell 
Street ; later, he assisted John Goffe at 
Kingston-on-'Thames, gratuitously, being 
well off. From Kingston, in 1697, he 
moved to Queen Street, Ratchffe Cross, 
in succession to George Day, ejected from 
Wivelscomb, Devon. There also he 
would have ministered gratuitously but 
for " his prudent father-in-law." His 
stipend, and much more, went in charity ; 
he left for his Meeting-house an endow- 
ment of ;^500. His address was " in 
White-horse-street, Ratcliffe." (Cm. Ev. 
W. We. ; Fun. Serm. by Calamy, 1729.) 

MYNYDDISLWYN. Ejected here was 
Henry Walter. (B. C. L. See Newport, 
Monm.) [143] 

1716). Ip. [In 1665 John and Catherine 
Merrell, of Eyam, Derb., were presented 
and excommunicated as Anabaptists and 
for non-attendance at church.] Born in 
Cheshire ; an eldest son ; his parents 
members of the Knutsford congregation. 
Ordained in Derbyshire, 1687. The 
Common Fund voted him (1690) ;£io a 
year " on condition hee keepe to the 
people att Longdoles " [?.f ■] ; in 1691— 
1692 it was for that place and Rosson (see 
Roston) ; it was continued, 1695— 1703, 
for Uttoxeter. In 1704 he removed to 
the Great Meeting, Coventry (at a smaller 
stipend), as co-pastor with John Warren 
(d. 1742). The Fund Minutes call him 
John Merrill ; Evans' List gives Joshua 
Merrell ; Redfern's Uttoxeter has John 
Merret ; the funeral sermon (3 July 1716) 
by John Warren gives Joshua Merrel. 
(Ev. M. Si.) [96, 97] 



NABS, i.e. NABBS, EDWARD, B.A. (fi. 
1638-93). Matric. sizar, at Magdalene 
Coll., Cambridge, 1636 ; migrated to 
St. Catharine's Hall, B.A., 1641/2. 
Curate at Dorking in 1659 to Samuel 
Cozens, B.D., the vicar, at whose death, 
19 May 1661, his curacy ceased. Calamy 
(who calls him Samuel Nabbs) is niisin- 
formed ; he was not ejected from Dork- 
ing ; he was silenced in 1662, and may 
possibly have obtained some post after 
May 1661, and been ejected thence. The 
Book-keeper's entry probably means, not 
that he was ejected at Chester, but that 
he came thence to Binfield. The Com- 
mon Fund granted him (1690-93) £^ a 
year for Binfield. Calamy reports him 
as living and dying " about London," 
" very Old and feeble," some years before 
1 713. (C. M. P. v.: Surrey Archaeological 
Collections, xxvii. 92.) [3, 7, 8] 
NANTWICH (' Nantwych '). [15] 
NAWTON BUSHELL. [31] See Devon- 
NAYLAND (' Neiland '). [106, 107] 
NAYLOR, JAMES (1664—12 Apr. 1710). 
Ip. Entered -Frankland's Academy, 3 
May 1684. Minister at St. Helen's 
Chapel, parish of Prescot, from 1688 (it 
was registered in his favour, 20 July 1696, 
by a majority of magistrates, which in- 
cluded Lord Willoughby and the Mayor 
of Liverpool) till his death, when it was 
recovered from the Presbyterians. 

His son, Quintus Naylor, received a 
Fund bursary of £6, 1712-14, for his 
education for the ministry. (M. Nk. Nl. 
X.) [58] 
NEEDHAM MARKET. Ejected from this 
vicarage was Thomas James ; applied, 
22 May 1672, for licence to preach in 
an outhouse at Needham, being " of the 
Congregationall pswasion " ; the hcence, 
through misreading of the application, 
was made out for him, 10 June 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in a house at West Creeting, 
Suff. (C. T.) [103, 104] 
, LAND, M.A. (1612-1693). C. Son of 
Thomas Negus of Shelton, Beds, pleb. 
Matric. at Lincoln Coll., Oxford, 25 N. 
1631, aged 19 ; B.A., 1633 ; rem. to 
Sidney Sussex Coll., Cambridge, M.A., 
1640. Vicar (1645) of Melchbourne, 
Beds ; held some position at Irchester, 
Northants (a sequestered vicarage) ; 
Thursday lecturer at Oundle, Northants ; 
ejected, 1662. Application was made 
twice in vain for licence for his preaching 
"in y" schoole house in Geddington." 
Licensed, 13 May 1672, as " Congr. 

Teacher in Rich : Barnes howse " at 
Wellingborough, Northants. The Com- 
mon Fund granted him (1690) £5 a year 
at Geddington ; on i May 1693 he was 
reported dead. He appears to have been 
a member of the Congregational church 
at Rothwell, Northants ; he was one of the 
witnesses against Richard Davis [q.v.] at 
Kettering in 1692, and was then living 
at Stevington, Beds. (C. F. Gl. M. P. T. 
Wc.) [76, 77] 

NEILAND. [106] See Suffolk 



Oct. 1661 — 22 Oct. 1727). fl. Born 
in Northumberland. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, as John Nessbatt, 28 
June 1674. Graduated at Edinburgh, 
as John Nisbett, 24 Mar. 1680. Coming 
to London from Edinburgh, he was usher 
at a school at Bishop's HaU, Bethnal 
Green [?.w.], kept by Walton, ejected from 
West Ham vicarage, Essex ; after this, 
tutor in family of Matthew Richardson, 
Mile End. As he was leaving England in 
1683 for study at Utrecht, he was arrested 
in Essex, on suspicion of complicity with 
the Rye House Plot. At Utrecht, where 
he occasionally preached in the English 
Church, he went by the name of White. 
Returning to London in 1689, he was 
Minister at Hare Court, Aldersgate Street, 
from 1 69 1 till death. His having pre- 
viously rendered ministerial assistance 
both to Williams and to Chauncy is 
interesting — the words (p. 3) referring to 
Chauncy are an addition to the original 
entry. As a Manager of the Common 
Fund he took part, till some time in 
1692, in the Nonconformist survey, acting 
for Cumberland, Durham, Northumber- 
land, and Westmorland, and joined the 
Happy Union. In the Congregational 
Fund he was a correspondent (1696) 
for Bucks, Cheshire, Cumberland, Dor- 
set, Durham, Hunts, Northumberland, 
Sussex, and Yorkshire. He was elected 
a Pinners' HaU Lecturer in 1697, succeed- 
ing Nathanael Mather [q.v.'\. He is 
referred to in Addison's "Spectator," 4 
Mar. 1711/2, as Mr. Nisby, holding that 
" laced coffee is bad for the head." For 
the statistics known as Evans' List he 
suppUed information for Cumberland, 
Northumberland, and Westmorland, and 
obtained the Staffordshire list. He 
married Ehzabeth, daughter of Isaac 
Chauncy [fl-v.']. In 1716 he was living 
" in Hare-Court, Aldersgate." (Ad. Cm. 
Ed. Ev. Fr. Ha. M. R. Sg. W.) [3, 23, 36, 
80, 121, 161, i68, 186] 




1696 ?). ip. Son of Rowland Neavett, 
or Nevet, M.A., ejected from Oswestry 
[q.v.']. In 1692 a grant of £B a year was 
made to him for Bridgnorth, reduced 
(1695) to £6, paid to 3 Nov. 1696, after 
which he disappears. [M. P.) [16, 83] 

NEW LIGHTS. [155] 

NEW STREET, now represented by Great 
New Street, ran behind the (now) Mora- 
vian Meeting-house on the east side of 
Fetter Lane. [2] 

NEW WINDSOR. [6] See Windsor 

NEWBURY. Ejected here in 1662 were 
(i) Benjamin Woodbridge, M.A., son of 
John Woodbridge, M.A., rector of Stanton 
Fitzwarren, Wilts ; matric. at Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford, 9 N. 1638, aged 18 ; went 
to New England, 1639 ; B.A. at Harvard 
Coll., 1,642 (being the first to graduate 
there) ; returning to England, preached 
in Sahsbury ; rector of Newbury, 18 May 
1648 ; M.A., Oxford, Nov. 1648 ; chap- 
lain to Charles II., 1660 ; offered a 
canonry at Windsor ; commissioner at 
the Savoy Conference, 1661 ; preached 
at Newbury after ejection ; thought of 
conforming, 1665 ; licensed, 9 Apr. 1672, 
as Teacher to Presbyterians in Town Hall, 
Newbury ; preached at Highclere, Hants, 
1678 ; at Englefield, Berks, 1683 ; died 
at Englefield, i Nov. 1684. Ejected 
with him was (2) his assistant, Henry 
BackaUer (see Baikaller). (C. D. F. P. 
T.) [6, 102, 147] 

NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE (' new Castle '). 
Ejected here were (i) . . . Ashburnham, 
afterwards conformed ; (2) ... Cole, 
afterwards conformed ; (3) Wilham 
Durant (son of Thomas, of Bodmin), of 
Exeter CoU., Oxford; matric. 12 Sept. 
1640, aged 16 ; no record of graduation ; 
Friday afternoon lecturer at All Saints', 
Newcastle, 20 Feb. 1645/6 ; lecturer at 
St. Nicholas', Newcastle, 30 May ; morn- 
ing lecturer at All Saints', Newcastle, 5 
July 1647 ," after ejection, preached 
privately ; refused hcence, 16 Apr. 1672, 
as Independent Teacher at Trinity 
House, Newcastle, but licensed, 13 May 
1672, as Grail Congreg" Teacher, being 
of Newcastle ; d. 1681, buried in his 
garden. (C. F. P. T.) ; (4) Samuel Ham- 
mond, of King's Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1638 ; B.A., 1641/2 ; M.A., 
1645 ; Fellow of Magdalene Coll., 1645 
(Calamy makes him B.D. ; Palmer makes 
him D.D. ; no record of either) ; preacher 
at St. Giles, Cambridge ; chaplain to 
Sir Arthur Haselrig ; preacher at Bishop- 
wearmouth ; preacher and lecturer at 

St. Nicholas', Newcastle, 5 Nov. 1652 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; preached at Hamburg, 
Stockholm and Danzig ; returned to 
England, 1664/5, and died at Hackney ; 
bur. 10 Dec. 1665. (C. D. P. V.) ; (5) 
John Knightbridge, of Wadham Coll., 
Oxford ; matric. 8 Dec. 1637, aged 17 ; 
B.A., 1641 ; incorp. at Cambridge, 1645 ; 
Fellow of Peterhouse, and M.A., 1645 ; 
B.D., 1655 ; conformed ; rector of Holy 
Trinity, Dorchester, 1663 ; D.D., 1673 ; 
founded chair of moral philosophy 
by will, 1683. (C. F. V.) ; (6) Henry 
Leaver, or Lever [? of Sidney Sussex 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric sizar, 1624], 
son of Samson, grandson of Thomas, both 
of St. John's Coll., Cambridge ; vicar of 
Alnwick, Northumb. ; rector of Brans- 
peth, Dur., 1644 ; commissioner for 
erecting a college at Durham ; vicar of 
St. John's, Newcastle, 1659 ; ejected, 
1662 ; removed to Shinchfie, Dur., till 
1665 ; preaching at Newcastle in 1669 ; 
refused hcence, 16 Apr. 1672, as Presb. 
Teacher at a Chapel adjoining the Mag- 
dalen Hospital, Newcastle, but licensed, 
13 May 1672, as Grail Pr. Teacher, being 
of Newcastle ; bur, there 6 June 1673. 
(C. P. T. v.); (7) Richard Prideaux, of 
Exeter Coll., Oxford ; matric. 2 Dec. 
1631, aged 18 ; B.A,, 1635 ; Fellow, 
1635-43 ; M.A., 1638 ; vicar of Easton 
Neston, Northants, 1643 ; held the se- 
questered rectory of Greens Norton, 1645 ; 
after ejection conformed ; d. at New- 
castle, 1663. (C. F.) [22, 79, 80, 136] 

LYME. Ejected here was George Long, 
M.A., M.D. [q.v.]. [98] 

NEWCOME (' Newcomen '), HENRY, 
M.A. (Nov. 1627 — 17 S. 1695). ]p. 
Born at Caldicote, Hunts ; baptized 
27 N. 1627 ; fourth son of Stephen New- 
come (d. 1642), then rector. Educated 
by his brother Robert, who succeeded as 
rector. Admitted at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 8 May 1644, aet. 16 ; precluded 
from study owing to the Civil War, till 
10 May 1645 ; B.A., 1648/9 ; M.A., 1651. 
Schoolmaster (24 S. 1647) at Congleton, 
Ches,, and began to preach. Ordained 
by presbyters, 22 Aug. 1648, at Sandbach, 
Ches. ; perpetual curate, 23 N. 1648, of 
Goostrey, Ches. ; admitted, 8 Apr. 1650, 
to the sequestered rectory of Gawsworth, 
Ches. Took the solemn league and 
covenant of 1643 ; also (reluctantly) the 
engagement (1649) of fidelity to the com- 
monwealth without king or house of 
lords. Joined (Oct. 1653) in forming a 
clerical union for Cheshire, on Baxter's 
model. Elected (5 D. 1656) one of the 



preachers at Manchester Collegiate 
Church (now Cathedral) ; settled in 
Manchester, 23 Apr. 1657, and was mem- 
ber of the First Lancashire Classis, but 
warmly espoused the endeavours (1659) 
for an ' accommodation ' with Congrega- 
tionals. Involved in the royaUst plans 
(1659) of Sir George Booth, and pub- 
licly prayed (6 May 1660) for the king 
" by periphrasis." New Fellows were in- 
stalled (17 S. 1660) in the Collegiate 
Church ; too late, Charles II. added his 
name (21 Sept.) to the hst from which 
Fellows were to be chosen ; the new 
Fellows having other preferments, he 
preached as their deputy till 31 Aug. 1662, 
when he was ejected, refusing episcopal 
ordination. Under the Five Mile Act 
he removed (1666) to Ellenbrook, now in 
Worsley parish, Lane. Visiting Dublin, he 
decUned a call (25 July 1670) to Wine 
Tavern Street Meeting-house. Licensed, 
15 Apr. 1672, as " Presb. Teacher " ; his 
house in Manchester being licensed, same 
day, as " a Presb. Meeting Place " ; he 
preached later (till 1676) in "a howse 
near the Colledge " (Ucensed, 8 May 1672) ; 
also at a barn at Cold House, near 
Shude HiU, Manchester. Declined (1677) 
a chaplaincy to the widowed countess of 
Donegall. In 1687 he resumed pubhc 
services, first in a vacant house, then 
in Thomas Stockton's barn (in Deans- 
gate ?), with John Chorlton [q.v.] as 
assistant. He was one of the Monday 
lecturers at Bolton, Lane. He was a 
member of the Lancashire Provincial 
Meeting of United Ministers (1693). Cross 
Street Chapel was built for him (1694). 
Buried in his Chapel. (C. D. Jo. Nl. P. 
T. Wc.) [26, 61] 

TON. Ejected here was Daniel Bull, 
M.A. [q.v.]. [4, 72] 

NEWINGTON GREEN, in the parish of 
Stoke Newington, was a great resort of 
Nonconformists. The rector of Stoke 
Newington from 1665 till his death in 
1704 was Sidrach Simpson, D.D., son of 
V Sidrach Simpson (1600 ?-i8 Apr. 1655), 
one of the Dissenting Brethren in the 
Westminster Assembly of Divines. The 
rector, a high churchman, is said to have 
been somewhat severe with Dissenters; 
though, as stated in his funeral sermon, 
" he did not go farther than the Assembly 
did with the Five Brethren." (£).) [4] 

NEWMAN, WIDOW. C. Her contribu- 
tion was per Isaac Chauncey [q.v.'\. {M.) 

NEWMARKET (' Newmarkett '). [107] 

NEWPORT (' Nuport '), Isle of Wight. 

Ejected here was Robert Tutchin, father 
of John Iq.v.], of Robert, ejected from 
Brokenhurst, Hants, and of Samuel, 
ejected from Odiham [?.u.]. [100] 

NEWPORT, Monm. Ejected here were (i) 
Henry Walter (son of John, armiger, of 
Piersfield, Monm.) of Jesus Coll., Oxford ; 
matric. 12 Apr. 1633, aged 22 ; B.C.L., 
1633 ; an itinerating preacher ; vicar of 
Newport ; served also the vicarage of 
Mynyddyslwyn, Monm., and tKe rectory, 
of Bedwas, Monm. ; ejected, 1660 ; 
preaching in his house, Park y Pill, at 
Caerleon, parish of Xlangattoch (perhaps 
also at Horningsham, Wilts) in 1669 ; 
licensed, 10 June 1672, as Ind. Teacher at 
his house in Llanvihangel Llantarnam 
parish, Monm. ; his house licensed, same 
date, Ind. (C. F. T.) Ejected with him 
was (2) his curate, Watkin Jones \_q.v.']. 
[144, 179] 

NEWTON, EDWARD, M.A. . (1628-Jan. 
ijiilz). ]P. Born at Maidstone. 
Matric. pensioner, at Jesus CoU., Cam- 
bridge, 16.^5/6 ; B.A., 1647/8 ; Fellow 
of Balliol CoU., Oxford, 1649 ; incorp. 
B.A., 18 June 1650 ; M.A., 27 July 1650 ; 
incorp. at Cambridge, 1652. Ordained 
by presbyters at SaUsbury, 1652. First 
ministered at Kingston, Suss. Succeeded 
his father-in-law, Benjamin Pickering, 
M.A., as rector of St. Peter's and St. 
Mary's Westout (later known as St. 
Anne's), Lewes, and rector of Southover, 
Lewes, Suss. ; ejected, 1662. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to " about 200 " persons at 
Brighton, Suss. ; also as one of two 
preachers to " Presbyterians At least 
500 midle sort " at South Mailing, Suss. 
Licensed, 15 May 1672, as Teacher in the 
house of Widow Swan, Lewes, " Presby- 
terian pers wasion . ' ' Apphcation was also 
made for two other licenses for houses in 
his favour. In 1687 the Westgate Meet- 
ing-house was fitted up for him in Lewes, 
where he officiated (with the assistance, 
1 695-1 701, of Thomas Barnard [q.v.]) till 
in 1 701 a new Meeting-house was built 
for him in Crown Lane. He retired in 
1709. (C. F.Lh.P.T.V.) [112] 

NEWTON (' Nawton ') BUSHEL. [31] 

NEWTON HEATH (' Newton '). Chapelry 
in Manchester parish (now rectory). 
Ejected here was John Walker, M.A. 
[?.!;.]. [59, 61] 

minster. Elected a Manager, 9 May 
1692, in room of Henry Coape [q.v.] ; 
his appointment was conveyed to him 
by Vincent Alsop [q.v.], evidently his 
pastor. He was also a Manager (1695) 



of the reconstituted Fund. He appears 
as Alderman on 6 Feb. 1709/10. His last 
attendance was on 8 Dec. 1712. (M.) 
[162, 168] 

NICHOLSON, GEORGE (1636—20 Aug. 
1697). C. Born at Kirkoswald ; bapt., 
20 N. 1636 ; son of John Nicholson. 
Matric, 15 June 1657, ^s servitor at 
Magdalen Coll., Oxford ; chorister, 1658- 
1661. In charge (1661) of the Congre- 
gational church at Melmerby, Cumb. ; 
preached about a year, 1661-2, at Glassby, 
parish of Addingham, Cumb., and Kirk- 
oswald ; silenced, 1662. Preached in 
conventicles. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers to 
" Independents 60 or more " at Hesket, 
Lazonby, and Kirkoswald, Cumb. 
Licensed, 22 July 1672, as Giles Nicholson 
of Kirkoswald. Presented for Noncon- 
formity, 1670-78. Pastor of Congrega- 
tional church at Huddlesceugh, in Kirk- 
oswald parish, till death. Grant of £6 
was made to him (1697) from the Con- 
gregational Fund. (C. Cf. N. P. T.) [21, 

NICKOLSON, JOHN, M.A., M.D. {fl. 1651- 
1692). Admitted at Magdalene Coll., 
Cambridge, 24 May 1651 ; matric, 1651 ; 
B.A., 1654/5 ; rem. pensioner to St. 
John's Coll., 21 Feb. 1655/6 ; M.A., 
1658 ; M.B., 1683 ; M.D., 1692. Licen- 
ciate of the Coll. of Physicians, 22 Dec. 
1687. {Jo. Mu. V.) [37] 

NICOLETTS, . . . [loi] 

NOBLE, DAVID, M.A. (d. 26 N. 1709). C. 
Born at Inverness. Put to the tailoring 
trade, but turned to study. Studied at 
Christ's College, Cambridge ; did not 
matriculate. Schoolmaster at Morley and 
member (1670) of the TopchfEe congrega- 
tion. Two sons of Oliver Hey wood 
[?.ii.] were his pupils. Minister of Morley, 
1673-4. Chaplain (1678 ?) to Squire 
Thomas Woolhouse, of Glapwell, Derbs., 
preaching at Sutton. Ordained by pres- 
byters, 1 68 1. Pastor at Heckmondwike, 
Jan. 1686/7 >■ ^ ii^w Meeting-house was 
built for him in Chapel Fold, replaced by 
a larger one on 9 N. 1701. Died at 
Chapel Fold and was buried at Dewsbury. 
(Hh. Ht. My. Tr.) [130] 

NOBLE, ISAAC (23 Jan. 1658/9 -1726/7). 
C Bapt., 30 Jan. 1658/9, at Greystoke, 
Cumb. Third son of John Noble (d. 
1707/8) of Penruddock. Ordained, 28 
May 1689, as Minister at Castle Green, 
Bristol. He gave great assistance to 
Calamy for his "Account," 1 713. George 
Fownes, formerly Baptist Minister at 
Broadmead, Bristol, became Noble's 
colleague, 8 June 1708, removed (1715) 

to Andover, Hants, and thence to Nails- 
worth, Glou. ; he was succeeded as 
Noble's colleague (1716-26) by John 
Alexander. (C. Ci. Cm. Ev. N. ; Greystoke 
parish register.) [91] 
NOBLE, JAMES, M.A. (1657—17 Aug. 
1739)- ©. Educ. at Edinburgh ; M.A., 
5 Aug. 1679. Ordained, 1688, as Minister 
at Branton, Northum. Admitted, before 
16 O. 1690, Minister of Yetholm, Rox- 
burghsh. ; translated to Eckford, Rox- 
burghsh., 14 Apr. 1694. {Ed. Sf.) [80] 


NORFOLK. [74, 75, i68, 172, 176, 177, 
181] Except the names of Correspondents 
for the County, and two small notes, in 
the Book-keeper's hand, all is in the 
earliest handwriting. The returns are all 
numbered 2 (save a marginal addition) . 
Dereham, Derham, is East Dereham. 
Lin, Lynn is King's Lynn [q.v.]. 
Telney is Tilney. 

Watsam, North and South, is Walsham 

Windham is Wymondham [q.v.]. 

NORTH CLAY, the, is the North Clay 
division of Nottinghamshire, in which 
East Retford hes. [84] 

NORTH MOLTON ('Northmontton'). [32] 

NORTHALLERTON ('North Alerton '). 

NORTHAMPTON. Ejected here was 
Jeremiah Lewis, of St. Catharine's Hall, 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1642 ; B.A., 
1645/6 ; M.A., 1649 ; vicar of St. Giles', 
Northampton, 1650 (his father, also 
Jeremiah, was vicar there, 1616) ; ejected, 
1662; died soon after. (C.Np.V.) [76, 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. [76, 77, 118. 
168, 176, 181, 185] Except the head- 
ings " Northampton," and the WeUing- 
borough entry, in the earliest hand- 
writing, and two small notes in another 
hand, aE is in the Book-keeper's hand- 
writing. The returns are numbered 24 
(with one exception, 27), and 8 in 169 1. 
Daintree is Daventry [q-v.]. 
Gilsborow is Guilsborough. 
Okeley, Great, is Oakley, Great [q.v.]. 
Rowell is Rothwell. 
Tocester is Towcester. 



NORTHMONTTON. [32] See Devon- 

NORTHOWRAM (' Northouram '), then a 
village in Halifax parish, Yorks, now a 
vicarage. [129] 

NORTHREPPS. Ejected from this rectory 
in 1662 was Edward Corbett ; he was 



ejected also 1662/3, from the rectory of 
Sidestrand, Norf., to which he had been 
presented in 1661 ; he died soon after 
ejection. He was not Edward Corbet, 
D.D., of Merton Coll., Oxford, rector of 
Northrepps, 1636—43, who died rector of 
Great Haseley, Oxf., 5 Jan. 1657/8 ; nor 
was he his son. There was an Edward 
Corbett, of Christ's CoU., Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner, 1620 ; B.A., 1623 ; 
M.A., 1627. {B. C. F. Nb. V.) [74] 
NORTHUMBERLAND. [23, 79, 80, 168, 
176, 177, 181] Except the names of 
Correspondents for the County, six entries, 
and a marginal note, in the Book-keeper's 
hand, all is in the earUest handwriting. 
With three exceptions (numbered 60) all 
the returns are numbered i . 
Austin is Alston. 
EataU is Etal. 

North Tine is North Tyne (a river). 
Sheeles is North Shields. 
NORWICH. Ejected here were (i) Thomas 
Allyn or Allen (1608 — 21 Sept. 1673), of 
GonviUe and Caius Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1625 ; B.A., 1627/8 ; M.A., 
163 1 ; rector of St. Edmund's, Norwich ; 
deprived, 1636 ; went to New England, 
1638, and preached at Charlestown, Mass. ; 
returned "to Norwich as city preacher, 
1651 ; also pastor of Congregational 
church, 12 Jan. 1656/7 ; ejected, 1661 ; 
preaching in St. Clement's parish, Nor- 
wich, in 1669 ; licensed, 10 June 1672, 
as Congr. Teacher in a house in St. 
Andrew's parish, Norwich. {B. C. T. V.) 
(2) John CoUinges, D.D. [q.v.}. (3) 
Francis English, of Corpus Christi Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1645 ; B.A., 
1648/9 ; M.A., 1655 ; rector of St. Law- 
rence's, Norwich, till 1654 ; perhaps held 
the rectory of St. Nicholas, Braconash ; 
ejected ; preaching in a house in the 
parish of St. Mary-in-the-Fields, Norwich. 
(C. Nb. T. V.) (4) John Hasbert, B.A. 
[q.v.]. (5) Benjamin Snowden, B.A. 
[q-v.]. (6) Thomas Windresse ; born at 
Leeds, son of Richard Windresse, weaver ; 
from Leeds grammar school admitted 
sizar at St. John's Coll., 14 June 1656, 
aged 18 ; B.A., 1659/60 ; ejected, 1662, 
from St. Faith's, Norwich. (St. Vedast's, 
corruptly called St Faith's, is united with 
St. Peter Parmentergate, Norwich.) (C 
Jo.V.) (7) Enoch Woodward [17.1/.]. [74, 

NOTT, JOHN, M.A. (1625 ?-28 D. 1702). 
55, Son of Charles Nott, rector of Shelsley, 
Wore. Matric. at Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 1642 ; pensioner at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, 29 May 1645 ; Scholar, 1646 ; 
B.A., 1646/7 ; Fellow, 1647 ; M.A., 1650. 

Curate at Wolverhampton to Ambrose 
Sparry (ejected from the rectory of 
Martley, Wore). Vicar of Sheriffhales, 
Staff., 1650 ; ejected, 1662. Preached 
three or four years " at a chapel near 
Hadley " (? Hadley End, Staff.), then 
became chaplain to Richard Hampden 
[q.v.'] tiU 1689, when Hampden removed 
to London. The reference, under Wen- 
dover, to Hampden's having " placed a 
pubUc minister there " means that there 
had been an appointment to the vicarage. 
The Common Fund granted him, 1690- 
1702, ;£io a year at Thame (reduced from 
1695 to £8). (C. M. P. Tc. V.) [9, 10, 


NOTTINGHAM. Ejected here were (1) 
John Barrett, M.A. Iq.v.] ; (2) William 
Reynolds, M.A. [?.».] ; (3) John Whitlock, 
M.A. [q.v.]. [82, 178] 

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. [2, 82, 83, 84, 
168, 173, 176] AU is in the Book-keeper's 
handwriting, except the headings " Not- 
tingham," the " East Ratford " entry, 
and two marginal notes, in the earliest 
handwriting. The returns are numbered 
26, with three exceptions (63, 126, 173). 
East Ratford is East Retford. 

NUNEATON. [180] 

NYE) PHILIP, M.A. (1596 ?-Sept. 1672). 
C. Born in Sussex, and described as 
gent. Entered, 21 July 1615, as com- 
moner, at Brasenose Coll., Oxford ; 
matric. 28 June 1616, aged 20 ; removed 
to Magdalen Hall, B.A.. 1619 ; M.A., 
1622. Began to preach, 1620 ; licensed, 
9 Oct. 1627, to perpetual curacy of All- 
hallows, Staining ; in 1630 he was 
lecturer at St. Michael's, CornhiU. Har- 
assed for his nonconformity, he withdrew 
to Holland, 1633-40. On the presenta- 
tion of Edward Montagu (afterwards 
second Earl of Manchester) he became 
vicar of Kimbolton, Hunts, and there 
organised (1643) a Congregational church. 
He was summoned (1643) to the West- 
minster Assembly of Divines, and was 
one of the Assembly's commissioners to 
Scotland. He delivered (25 Sept. 1643) 
the exhortation in St. Margaret's, West- 
minster, preliminary to the taking of the 
Solemn League and Covenant, showing 
that " the example of the best reformed 
churches " did not bind to the Scottish 
model. He received, 26 Oct. 1643, the 
sequestered rectory of Acton, Middlx., 
and was a leader of the " dissenting 
brethren " when the parhamentary Pres- 
byterianism was debated in the Assembly. 
He was for toleration of all peaceable 
preachers. Besides his rectory he held a 
number of lectureships. He was one of 



Cromwell's " triers " {20 March 1654), 
and " expurgators " (28 Aug. 1654). 
In 1655/6 he exchanged Acton for the 
sequestered rectory of St. Bartholomew's- 
by-the-Exchange. In Oct. 1658, he had 
a leading part at the Savoy, in the 
revision of the Westminster Confession 
for Congregational use. On the fall of 
Richard Cromwell (1659) he acted in the 
republican interest. Ejected in 1660, 
he obtained indemnity only on condition 
of never again holding civil or ecclesias- 
tical office. In Jan. 1661 he signed the 
declaration of Congregational Ministers 
against the Fifth-monarchy rising under 
Venner. In 1666, after the Fire, he 
preached openly in London. In regard 
to Indulgence, he upheld the royal pre- 
rogative. On 15 Apr. 1672 he and John 
Loder (his former curate) were Hcensed 
as Congr. Teachers in Loder's house and 
garden. Cherry Tree alley, Bunhill, in 
Cripplegate parish. The congregation 
moved to Cutlers' HaU, Cloak Lane, 
Queen Street, but Nye can hardly have 
moved with' it. He died at Brompton in 
the parish of Kensington, and was buried 
in St. Michael's, Cornhill, 27 Sept. 1672. 
(C. D. F. He. P. T. W.) [154, 188] 

OAGLE, le. OGLE, LUKE, M.A. (1630- 
Apr. 1696). ]p. Rector of Ingram, Nor- 
thumb. ; held the sequestered vicarage 
of Berwick - on - Tweed ; ejected, 1662. 
Preached for a time in the parish church 
of Ancroft, Northumb. Under the Five 
Mile Act, removed, 1666, to Bowsden, in 
Lowick parish, Northumb., where he had 
a small estate. After imprisonment he 
withdrew to Scotland, where he was 
inhibited by the Archbishop of St. 
Andrews, 19 S. 1671. Licensed, 2 May 
1672, as " GraH Pr. Teacher," being of 
Berwick ; but the " Schoole house " in 
Berwick for which he had desired Ucence 
was " not app." The Scottish Privy 
Council allowed him (20 S. 1679) to fill 
the vacant ministry of Langton, but he 
was replaced at the end of the following 
year. In 1685 he was imprisoned at 
Wooler, Northumb., on suspicion of com- 
phcity with Monmouth's rebelhon. He 
returned to Berwick in 1687, and there 
remained, refusing calls to Kelso and 
Edinburgh. (P. S. Sf. T. Wc.) [79] 

OAKHAM. Ejected here was Benjamin 
King, of Sidney Sussex Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. pensioner, 1628 ; B.A., 1630/1 ; 
M.A., 1634 ; rector of Flamstead, Herts, 
1638-42 ; lecturer at Hitchin, 1642-49 ; 
held the sequestered vicarage of Oakham, 
Rut., 1649 ; ejected, 1660 ; Hcensed, 10 

June 1672, as Pr. Teacher in a house at 
Oakham ; one of his two daughters 
married Vincent Alsop, M.A. [?.u.] ; the 
other married Robert Ekyns, B.A. [?.«.]. 
Andrew Kippie, D.D., the biographer, 
was his great-grandson. (C. T. V.) [87, 

OAKHAMPTON. [31] See Devonshire 

OAKLEY, [no] See Surrey 

OAKLEY, GREAT. Ejected here was 
Francis Dandy, M.A. [q.v.]. [76] 

OAKS, ... [14] . 

OCKINGHAM. [7] See Berkshire 

OCKLEY. Ejected from this rectory was 
. . . Nowell. [109, no] 

ODIHAM ('Odiam'). Ejected from this 
vicarage in 1662 was Samuel Tutchin, 
third son of Robert Tutchin, ejected from 
the vicarage of Newport, Isle of Wight, of 
Wadham Coll., Oxford ; matric. ser., 14 
Nov. 1650 ; preaching at Gosport, Hants, 
1669 ; went to the East Indies and d. 
chaplain to the Factory at Fort St. 
George, Madras. (C. F. T.) [102] 

OGDEN, SAMUEL, B.A. (1627—25 May 
1697). Ip. Bom at Fowleach, parish of 
Oldham, Lane, (his birthplace is entered 
at Cambridge as " Foulagii," misread 
in Cp. Fontagii). Son of John Ogden, 
yeoman. From Littleborough grammar 
school admitted sizar at Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, 4 May 1648, age 20 ; matric. 
1648 ; B.A., 1651. Master of Oldham 
grammar school ; appointed, 1652, to the 
chapehry of Buxton, Derb. ; ord., 27 S. 
1653, by Wirksworth Classis ; held, 1654, 
also the donative curacy of Fairfield ; 
resigning these, he held, 1657, the vicarage 
of Mackworth, Derb. ; ejected, 1662. 
He had kept a boarding school during the 
whole of his ministry, and continued it at 
Mackworth till compelled (1666) by the 
Five Mile Act to move it first to Yorkshire, 
then to Derby. Preaching at Little 
Ireton, Derb., in 1669. Licensed, 8 May 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in house of Thomas 
Saunders, Little Ireton. His school was 
closed (1686) at the issue of a suit ; Sir 
John Gell, of Hopton, at once made him 
master of Wirksworth grammar school, a 
post he held tiU death, preaching regularly 
from 1689 to nonconformist congregations. 
His great-grandson, Samuel Ogden, 
D.D. (1716-1778), was author of sermons 
of high merit; also of the judgment that 
a goose was " too much for one, and not 
enough for two." (C. Cp. D. P. T. V.) [25] 

OGLE, THOMAS, B.A. (1627-1 703?) Q. Son 
of Valentine Ogle, gent., of Pinchback, 
Line. Admitted, 4 F. i64r/2, at Queens' 
Coll., Cambridge; sizar at St. John's CoD., 
6 Aug. 1644, aet. 17; B.A., 1645/6. Vicar 



of Rolleston. Notts ; thence ejected. 
Licensed, lo Aug. 1672, as " Congii" Teacll 
and for his house att Chesterfield, in 
Darbysh " ; also, 9 D. 1672, at the house 
of John Kendall at Tonge, parish of 
Breedon-on-the-Hm, Leic. Minister at 
Chesterfield, 1681-1703 ? to the congre- 
gation which built Elder Yard Chapel, 
1694. (C. Jo. P. T. V. Wa.) [25] 

OKEHAM. [87] See Rutland 

OKEHAMPTON (' Oakhampton '). [31] 

OKELEY, GREAT. [76] See Northamp- 

OKLEY. [109] See Surrey 

OLD FISH STREET. [2] See Dove 

OLD STREET. [2] See Bartholomew 

OLDBURY, formerly a chapelry in the 
Shropshire portion of Halesowen parish ; 
now a vicarage in Worcestershire. [89] 

OLDENBURY INN ; perhaps HaUingbury. 


OLDFIELD, JOHN (6. i Nov. 1654). 
Elder brother of Joshua Oldfield [?.f.]. 
He received Presbyterian ordination at 
Mansfield, 28 S. 1681, and afterwards 
conformed. (D. Hi.) [25, 29] 

OLDFIELD, JOSHUA, D.D. (2 Dec. 1656- 
8 Nov. 1729). Ip). Born at Carsington, 
Derbs. Second son of John Oldfield or 
Otefield (1627? — 5 June 1682); ejected 
(1662) from the rectory of Carsington. 
Studied at Lincoln Coll., Oxford, and 
Christ's Coll., Cambridge, but refused 
subscription, hence could not matriculate 
at Oxford. Studied also at the Academy 
of John Shuttlewood,. B.A. {see John 
Shuttlewood) . Chaplain at Hopton Hall, 
Derbs., to Sir Phihp Gell, who offered 
him a good living if he conformed. Tutor 
to son of Paul Foley (afterwards Speaker) . 
Chaplain in Pembrokeshire to Susan, 
widow of Sir John Lort. Assistant at 
Fetter Lane, London, to John Turner 
iq.v.]. Ordained at Mansfield, 18 Mar. 
1681/2, as Minister at Tooting, Surr., 
whence he removed (1689 ?) to Oxford, 
where the Common Fund granted him 
(1690-93) ;f34 a year. At Oxford he 
was a shy man, but when Calamy got 
him to converse with scholars " they 
found he had a great deal more in him 
than they imagined." Calamy's first 
public sermon was at Oxford in Oldfield's 
absence. Removed to Coventry in 1694, 
and there maintained an Academy. 
Leaving in 1699 to Minister at Globe 
Alley, Maid Lane, Southwark, he con- 
tinued his Academy there and at Hoxton, 
with the assistance of WiUiam Lorimer 
[q.v.]. Received D.D. from Edinburgh, 

2 May 1709. Manager of the Fund from 
7 Nov. 1709. An original trustee under 
the will of Daniel WilUams [?.».]. Living 
in 1716 " at M" Oldfield's in Red-Cross- 
street, Southwark." At Salters' HaU 
(1719) he was Moderator; Lorimer was 
Moderator of the seceding Subscribers. 
In 1723 he was an original agent for dis- 
tribution of the English regium donum. 
(Cm. D. Ev. M.) [85, 179] 

OLDHAM (' Oldam '). Ejected here was 
Robert Constantine, M.A. [?.«.]. Re- 
specting " Loben " (a misreading of 
Loten = Lawton) the schoolmaster who 
is said to have been ejected, see James 
Lawton. (C.) [59] 

OLDHAM, JOHN (1630—5 Dec. 1716). 
Ip. Son of John Oldham, rector of 
Shipton Moigne, Glou. (? and of Easton 
Grey, Wilts). Curate (?) of Shipton 
Moigne ; perpetual curate of Newton 
South, Wilts ; ejected, 1662. Minister, 
till death, of a congregation at " Shipton 
or Wotton-under-edge." In 1708-9 the 
Fund gave him grants of £^ ; on 8 
Mar. 1713/4, a grant of £& ; in 1715, ;^io. 
Buried at Shipton. Father of the poet, 
John Oldham (9 Aug. 1653 — 9 Dec. 1683). 
C. Ev. F. M. P. Rg.) [44] 

ONGAR (' Onger '), CHIPPING. Ejected 
here was John Larkin or Lorkin, of Clare 
Hall, Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1637 ; B.A., 1641 ; Fellow ; M.A., 1644 ; 
rector of Chipping Ongar, 1660 ; ejected, 
1662. (C. E. V.) [39] 

ONGAR (' Onger '), HIGH. Ejected here 
was John Lavender, of Queens' CoU., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1627 ; B.A., 
1630/1 ; M.A., 1634 ; vicar of Kelvedon, 
Ess., in 1638 ; rector of High Ongar in 
1647 ; member of the Sixth or Ongar 
Classis ; ejected, 1662 ; d. 23 Apr. 1670, 
aged 59. (C. E. V.) [39, 42] 

B.A. (6. 1640). IP. Fifth son of George 
Orlebar, Esq of Poddington Manor, Beds. 
Baptized, 16 Apr. 1640. Matric. pen- 
sioner, at Emmanuel CoU., Cambridge, 
1657/8 ; B.A., 1661. Licensed, 16 May 
• 1672, as " Pr. Teacher " at " his now 
dwelling house in Polebrook," Northants. 
' Qualifying ' will mean that he had no 
regular charge. (Hw. T.) [78] 

ORMSKIRK. Ejected here was Nathaniel 
Heywood [q.v.']. [58] 

ORWELL. [13] 

OSLAND, EDWARD (d. 1750 ?) f). Elder 
son of Henry Osland [q.v.']. Educ. at 
the Academy of John Woodhouse [q.v.]. 
Succeeded his father as Minister at Bewd- 
ley. Wore, and there died. (C. Ev. M. 
P. To. Uw.) [127] 



OSLAND, HENRY, M.A. (1624 P-ig Oct. 
i7°3)- IP. Born at Rock, Wore. From 
Bewdley grammar school proceeded to 
Trinity Coll., Cambridge ; subsizar, 22 
Apr. 1646 ; matric, 1648/9 ; Scholar, 

1649 ; B.A., 1649/50 ; M.A., 1653. In- 
cumbent of Bewdley Chapel, Wore, 

1650 ; ordained in London, 1651, without 
taking the covenant ; member of Baxter's 
Worcestershire Association ; ejected, 
1662. Preached in the counties of 
Hereford, Leicester, Salop, Stafford, War- 
wick, and Worcester. The Episc. Re- 
turns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers to "2 or 300 " persons " att 
the houses of Henry Hopkins & John 
Tunck " in Wednesbury, Staff. ; also to 
" i or 200 " at houses in Darlaston, Staff. ; 
also to " Presbyterians " at houses in 
Sedgeley, Staff. ; also to " above 300 " 
persons at houses in Walsall, Staff. 
Licensed, 25 July 1672, as " Pr. Teacher 
in his howse at Bawdley, Wore." ; also, 
30 Sept. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher at Oaken," 
in Codsall parish. Staff. The Common 
Fund granted him £(> a year as " near 
Bewdley," probably at Rock. He died 
Minister of Bewdley. (C. M. P. T. Tc. 
Uw. V.) [127] 

OSWESTRY ('Oswestree'). Ejected here, 
in 1660, was Rowland Neavett, son of 
William Knyvett, of Henet, Shrop. ; 
matric. at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, 
9 Mar. 1631/2, aged 17; B.A., 1633; 
M.A., 1635/6; vicar of Stanton, Shrop., 
1636 ; held the sequestered vicarage of 
Oswestry, 1650; preaching at Oswestry, 
1669 ; licensed (as Nevett), 25 July 
1672, as Congr. Teacher in his house 
and another house at Weston, Shrop. ; 
d. 8 Dec. 1675. John Nevit [q.v.] was 
his son. In 1676 there were 70 Non- 
conformists here. (C F. Ls. T.) '[16, 
88, 90] 

OTTERY ST. MARY (' St. Mary Ottery '). 

OTTWAY, . . . [50] 

OUNDLE. Ejected here was Richard 
Resbury, of Sidney Sussex Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1625 ; B.A., 
1629/30 ; M.A., 1633 ; vicar of Oundle ; 
anticipated ejection by resigning in July, 
1662 ; licensed, 10 Aug. 1672, as Cong. 
Teacher at Oundle ; his house there 
licensed, same date. Con. ; he practised 
medicine. (C. T. V.) [76] 

OUSDEN. [13] 

OWEN, CHARLES, D.D. {d. 17 Feb. 1746). 
JJ. Third son of John Owen, of Bryn, 
parish of Abernant, Carm., and brother 
of James Owen [q.v.]. Received grants, 
1691-2, as Student with Thomas Brand 

[q.v.] at Bishop's Hall, Bethnal Green 
[q-v-], under the instruction of John Ker, 
M.D. [q.v.]. Received Fund grants, £6 
yearly, for Wrexham, 1695-98. Suc- 
ceeded (1699) Peter Aspinwall {d. June 
1696) as Minister at Cairo Street Chapel, 
Warrington (registered, 10 Oct. 1698). 
His own dwelling-house at Warrington 
was registered for worship, Oct. 1697. 
Here the Fund made him no regular 
grant, but gave him between 1715 and 
1 741 sums amounting to £80. Held a 
small Academy of good repute. D.D., 
Edin. (1728). Was a pillar of the 
Hanoverian cause in the North of Eng- 

His son John {d. 1775), educated 
(1726-7) under Thomas Dixon, M.D., at 
IBolton, Lane, was Minister at Wharton, 
Lane. {D. M. X.) [4, 90] 

OWEN, HUGH (1639—15 Mar. 1699/1700). 
C. Born in Merionethshire. Son of 
Humphrey Owen. Matric. ' pleb.', at 
Jesus Coll., Oxford, 21 July 1660. Can- 
didate for the ministry, silenced. Left 
Oxford, 1662, for London. Settled on his 
small estate of Bronycludwr, near Llane- 
gryn, Merion., and preached gratis. He 
was once imprisoned in Powis Castle. 
Licensed, 22 May 1672, as "Congr. Teacher 
in his howse in Llanegryn." Succeeded 
Henry Wilhams [q.v.] as pastor at the Ysga- 
fell, near Newtown, Montg., where the con- 
gregation was largely Baptist. The Com- 
mon Fund granted him (1690-96) £8 a 
year, reduced (1695) to £4. Succeeded by 
his son John Owen [q.v.]. 

Hugh Farmer (20 Jan, 1713/4 — 5 F. 
1787) of Walthamstow (famed for his 
works on the Temptation, miracles, and 
demoniacs) was Hugh Owen's grandson. 
(C. D. M. P. Rw. T.) [141, 148] 

OWEN, JAMES (i N. 1654—8 Apr, 1706). 
C. Born at Bryn, parish of Abernant, 
Carm., birthplace of James Howell, 
author of " Epistolae Ho-elianae," whose 
nephew, James Howell, a clergyman, 
was his godfather. Second son of John 
Owen, and brother of Charles Owen [q.v.]. 
His parents were Episcopahan royalists, 
but all their nine children became Non- 
conformists. Having been grounded in 
classics by James Picton, a Quaker, and 
at Carmarthen grammar school, he 
studied philosophy (1672) under Samuel 
Jones [q.v.]. After acting as tutor, he 
spent six months with his godfather, 
Howell, but, deciding on Nonconformity, 
he studied at Swansea under Stephen 
Hughes [q.v.]. His first settlement was 
at Bodwell, Carn. ; his next as assistant 
to Hugh Owen [q.v.]. In Nov. 1676 he 



became chaplain to Mrs. Baker, Swinney, 
near Oswestry, and Minister of the 
Oswestry congregation founded by Ro- 
land Neavett {see Nevit, Thomas) . From 
Oswestry he conducted a North Wales 
Mission, which led (1681) to a pubUc 
discussion with WilUam Lloyd, bishop of 
St. Asaph. In 1690 he opened an Aca- 
demy for ministerial training. One of his 
Students was John Hardy, Minister at 
Nottingham (High Pavement), who after- 
wards conformed. The Common Fund 
granted him (1690-99) £8 a year for 
Oswestry ; reduced (1695) to £5. He 
was twice invited to Cross Street, Man- 
chester, as assistant. In 1 700 he became 
colleague to Francis Tallents [?■"■]. 
removing his Academy to Shrewsbury, 
and keeping up his preaching tours in 
Wales. He translated the Shorter Cate- 
chism into Welsh. ' M' Owen ' (p. 90), 
called his son, was Charles Owen [q.v.], 
his younger brother. {Cm. D. Je. M. 
Rw.) [16, 88, 90, 141, 148, 149, 150] 
OWEN, JOHN, D.D. (1616—24 Aug. 1683). 
C. Second son of Henry Owen, vicar 
of Stadhampton, Oxfordsh., and born 
there. His descent is traced to Llewelyn 
ap Gwrgan, prince of Glamorgan. His 
schooling was at Oxford, under Edward 
Sylvester. JMatric, 4 Nov. 1631, at 
Queen's Coll., Oxford, aged 16 ; B.A., 
1632 ; M.A., 1635. Left Oxford (1637) 
through unwillingness to submit to 
Laud's new statutes. Chaplain to Sir 
Robert Dormer, Ascott, Oxfordsh. ; after- 
wards to John, Lord Lovelace, at Hurley, 
Berks. On outbreak of Civil War, 
removed to Charterhouse Yard, London. 
In 1644 he obtained the sequestered 
rectory of Fordham, Essex, which he had 
to vacate in 1646, but was instituted by 
the House of Lords to the vicarage of 
Coggeshall, Essex. He had held Presby- 
terian views, but now (1646) adopted 
Congregational principles and modelled 
his church at Coggeshall accordingly. In 
1649 he attended Cromwell as his chaplain 
in Ireland, and was instrumental in pro- 
curing (1650) the re-endowment of Trinity 
Coll., Dubhn. On 8 March 1649/50 he 
was appointed preacher to the council of 
State. Having taken the engagement 
of allegiance to the government without 
king or house of lords, he was made 
(18 March 1650/1) dean of Christ Church, 
Oxford, preacher at St. Mary's, and 
(1652-8) vice-chancellor. As dean, he 
was most efficient, also tolerant, con- 
niving at the public use of the Anglican 
prayer-book in a house close to the 
college. In 1653 he was created D.D., 

and in 1654-55 he was M.P. for the univer- 
sity. He took a leading part in the con- 
ference (Sept.-Oct. 1658) at the Savoy for 
revising the Westminster Confession to 
suit Congregationals, and wrote the pre- 
face. At the fall of Richard Cromwell 
he was in London, active on the republi- 
can side. Ejected from Christ Church 
(13 March 1659/60) he retired to Stad- 
hampton. Clarendon, in 1664, offered 
him high preferment if he would conform. 
In 1664/5 he was indicted at Oxford for 
holding conventicles in his house. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching in White's Alley, Moorfields, 
London. On 16 Apr. 1672 the London 
LeatherseUers granted the use of their 
hall to Owen along with John Loder {see 
Nye, Phihp), if they obtained hcence for 
it ; none is recorded. Op. the death 
(7 Feb. ibyz/-^) of Joseph Caryl, M.A., 
Owen was invited to succeed him in 
Leadenhall Street ; he joined his own 
flock with Caryl's (5 June 1673). Charles 
II. in 1674 gave him 1000 guineas for 
sufferers under the penal laws. As a 
theological writer, Owen had no superiors 
in his time ; but his objection (1659) to 
Walton's Polyglot, on the ground that it 
admitted various readings in the inspired 
text, was unfortunate. (C. Cm. D. F. P, 
T. W. Wc.) [154, 188] 

OWEN, JOHN (1670—27 June 1700). C» 
Son of Hugh Owen iq.v.']. Entered 
Frankland's Academy, 23 Nov. 1689, 
Though his father was Congregational^ 
his education had been financially assisted 
by the Presbyterians, Samuel Slater 
Iq.v."] and Richard Stretton [q.v.']. The 
Common Fund granted him (1691-6) ;^i4 
a year. He became Frankland's assistant 
in the Academy, afterwards joining his 
father at Bronycludwr. Ultimately he 
succeeded his father as pastor at the 
Ysgafell (1699), but died in the following 
June, on a visit to Shrewsbury. 

The entry " John Owen of Wrexham " 
(p. 141) is an error for John Evans [ff.f.], 
{Fr. M. Rw.) [136] 

OWEN, THOMAS. Q. CounseUor at Law. 
Member of the congregation of Stephen 
Lobb [q.v.]. Attended as Manager of 
the Common Fund, 18 Aug. 1690 ; last 
attendance, 8 May 1693. Manager (1695) 
of the Congregational Fund. (C/. Co. M.y 
[162, 164] 

OXFORD (' Oxon '). Ejected from the 
University (or disabled) were : 

(i) Thomas Adams, of Brasenose Coll., 
matric, 5 Apr. 1650 ; Fellow, 1652 ; B.A., 
1652/3 ; M.A., 1655 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
chaplain to Sir Samuel Jones ; later, to 



Dowager Countess of Clare; d. 11 Dec. 
1670. (C. F.) 

(2) James Allen, of New Coll. ; chap- 
lain, 1649 ; rem. to Magdalen Hall ; 
matric., 1649/50 ; Fellow of New Coll., 
1650 ; B.A., 1652 ; M.A., 1654 ; ejected, 
1660 ; went to relatives in New England. 
(C. F.) 

(3) Samuel Angier, born at Dedham, 
Ess. ; from Westminster school elected, 
1658, to Christ's Church Coll. ; ejected 
from Studentship, 1662 ; licensed, 30 
Sept. 1672, as Pr. Teacher in Hide Hall 
at Manchester; Minister at Dukinfield, 
Ches. ; d. 8 Nov. 1713, aet. 75. (C. 
F. Ga.) 

(4) James Ashurst, of Magdalen HaU, 
Fellow and M.A. [? of Queens' Coll., 
Cambridge, M.A., 1631] ; after ejection, 
was pastor to a small congregation at 
Newington Green. (C. F. V.) 

(5) Thomas Brace, of Magdalen Hall ; 
matric, 9 Apr. 1647, aged 22 ; Fellow of 
St. John's CoU., 1648; M.A., 1648 (incorp. 
at Cambridge, 1652) ; B.D., 1660 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preached privately at 
Westminster. (C. F.) 

(6) Ralph Button, of Exeter Coll. ; 
matric, 9 Dec. 1631, aged 19 ; B.A., 
1632/3 ; Fellow of Merton Coll., 1633 ; 
incorp. at Cambridge, 1634 ; M.A., 
1639/40 ; refused D.D. ; Professor of 
geometry at Gresham College, 1643-8 ; 
Canon of Christ Church, 1648 ; ejected, 
1660 ; kept school at Brentford ; took 
pupils at Islington, 1672 (Sir Joseph 
JekyU was one of them) ; d. there, Oct. 
1680. (C. D. F.) 

(7) Thomas Cawton, of Merton CoU. 
(son of Thomas Cawton, M.A., of Queens' 
CoU., Cambridge, rector of St. Bartholo- 
mew Exchange, who fled to Holland on 
the failure of Love's Plot, 1651) ; after 
thre'e years at Utrecht university, matric. 
at Oxford, 31 Mar. 1660 ; B.A., 3 Apr. 
1660 ; ord. episcopaUy ; ejected, 1662 ; 
chaplain to Sir Anthony Irby (see Lady 
Irby) ; removed to Boston, 1665 ; chap- 
lain to Lady Armyn ; licensed, 2 Apr. 
1672, as Presbyterian Teacher at his 
house in St. Anne's Lane, Westminster ; 
the house licensed, same date ; his new- 
built Meeting-house in New Way [Tothill 
Street], Westminster, Ucensed, Nov. 1672 ; 
d. 10 Apr. 1677, aged about 40. (C. F. 
T. V. W.) 

(8) Thomas Cole, M.A. [q.v.]. 

(9) John Conant, of Exeter CoU. ; 
matric, 18 Feb. 1626/7, aged 18 ; B.A., 
1631 ; Fellow, 1632-4 ; M.A., 1634 ; 
ord. deacon, 1632 ; member of the West- 
minster Assembly, 1643 ; held the se- 

questered vicarage of St. Thomas, Salis- 
bury, and the sequestered rectory of 
Whlmple, Devon, 1645 ; rector of his 
college, 1649 (ejected, 1662) ; regius 
professor of divinity, and D.D., 1654 
(ejected, 1660) ; vicar of Abergele, Denb., 
1657 (resigned, 1660) ; rector of KidUng- 
ton, 1 661 ; assistant commissioner at 
the Savoy Conference, 1661 ; conformed ; 
ord. priest, 20 Sept. 1670 ; vicar of All 
Saints', Northampton, 1670/1 ; arch- 
deacon of Norwich, 1676 ; canon of 
Worcester, 1681; d. 12 Mar. 1693/4, aged 
86. (C. D. F.) 

(10) WilUam Conway \ij.v.']. 

(11) Henry Cornish, D.D. [q.v.']. 

(12) George Cowper, of Pembroke CoU. ; 
matric, 2 Apr. 1652 ; demy Magdalen 
CoU., 1654/5 ; B.A., 1655 ; Fellow, 1655 ; 
M.A., 1658; ejected, 1660. (C. F.) 

(13) Joshua Cross, of Magdalen Hall; 
matric, 11 May 1632, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1634 ; M.A., 1636/7 ; Fellow of Lincoln 
CoU., 1642 ; Fellow of Magdalen Coll., 
1648 ; professor of natural philosophy, 
1648 ; D.C.L., 1649/50 ; ejected, 1660 ; 
Uved at Oxford ; d. 9 May 1676, aged 62. 
(C. F.) 

(14) Thomas Cruttenden, of Magdalen 
Coll. ; matric, 19 Nov. 1650 ; B.A., 
1651/2 ; M.A., and Fellow, 1654 ; ejected, 
1662 ; assisted in Mrs. Salmon's boarding- 
school at' Hackney, having married her 
daughter ; preached occasionally ; d. at 
Hackney. (C F.) 

(15) John Cudmore, of Magdalen HaU ; 
matric, 21 July 1660; could not graduate, 
being Nonconformist ; left with John 
Gay ; Ucensed, 22 May 1672, as GraU 
Presb. Teacher, being of Chard, Som. ; 
Minister at Chumleigh, Dev., 1694, ™ 
succession to Thomas Hart [?.f .] ; d. 
Oct. 1706. (C. F. T.) , 

(16) Richard Dyer, of Magdalen Hall ; 
matric. ' serv.', 25 Jan. 1638/9, aged 16 ; 
B.A., 1642 ; ejected from Studentship at 
Christ Church, 1660 ; chaplain to three 
Lord Mayors ; kept grammar school in 
London ; d. 1695, aged 70, (C. F.) 

(17) Theophilus Gale, M.A. [q-vl]. 

(18) John Gay [bap. 24 Nov. 1639- 
hur. 25 Jan. 1716/7), of Exeter Coll. ; 
matric, 30 Apr. 1661, aged 20 ; B.A., 
1664 ; left then as Nonconformist ; 
licensed, 18 Apr. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in any licensed place, being of Barnstaple, 
Dev. (his native place) ; d. at Frithel- 
stock, Dev. (his father's residence). (C. 
F. T.) 

(19) John Gippes, first of Emmanuel 
CoU., Cambridge ; next of Sidney Sussex 
Coll. ; matric. pensioner, 1652 ; then of 



Magdalen Hall ; matric, 9 Dec. 1653 ; 
B.A., 1654 ; member of the Westminster 
Assembly ; Clerk of Magdalen Coll., 
1656-57 ; chaplain, 1657 (ejected, 1660) ; 
removed to London, then to Montpelier 
for health; d. in London, 1669. (C. F. V.) 

(20) Jonathan Goddard (1617 — 24 Mar. 
1674/5), of Magdalen Hall; son of 
Henry, shipbuilder; matric, 11 May 
1632, aged 15 ; rem. 1637 to Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge ; M.B., 1638 ; rem. to St. 
Catharine's Hall ; M.D., 1642/3 ; incorp. 
at Oxford, 1651/2 ; Fellow of the Col- 
lege of Physicians, 4 Nov. 1646 ; army 
physician, 1649—51 ; Warden of Merton 
Coll., Oxford, 1651 ; incorp. M.D. at 
Oxford, 1651/2 ; M.P. for Oxford, 1653 ; 
Gresham professor of physic, 1655 ; 
ejected at Oxford, 1660, retaining his 
Gresham chair ; one of the founders of 
the Royal Society, incorp,, 1663 ; made 
with his own hands the first telescope 
constructed in this country. (C. D. F. 
Mil. V.) 

(21) Thomas Goodwin, D.D. [q.v.'] 

(22) Daniel Greenwood, of Lincoln 
Coll. ; matric, 30 Apr. 1624, aged 19 ; 
B.A., 1626/7 '• Fellow of Brasenose Coll. ; 
M.A., 1629 ; rector of Chastleton, Oxf., 
1640 (ejected, 1662) ; B.D., 1640/1 ; 
Principal of Brasenose, 1648 (ejected, 
1660) ; D.D., 1649 ; rector of Steeple 
Aston (ejected, 1662) ; d. at Steeple 
Aston, Oxf., 29 Jan. 1673/4. (C. F.) 

(23) Humphrey Gunter, M.A. [q.v.]. 

(24) Henry Hickman, of St. Catharine's 
Hall, Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 

1647 ; B.A., 1647/8 ; FeUow, Magdalen 
Coll., Oxford, 1648 (ejected, 1660) ; M.A., 
1649/50 (incorp. at Cambridge, 1651) ; 
rector of St. Aldate's, Oxford ; vicar of 
Brackley, Northants, 1655 (ejected, 
1662) ; B.D., 1658 ; Minister of the 
English church at Leiden ; entered as 
medical student there, 18 Apr. 1675 ; d. 
at Utrecht (?) 1692. (C. D. F. V.) 

(25) George Hitchcocke ; Scholar of 
New Coll. ; B. A. ,1649; Fellow of Lincoln 
Coll. ; M.A., 1652 ; ejected, 1662 ; 
meanwhile barrister at law of Gray's Inn, 
t66i ; Uved at Hackney. (C. F.) 

(26) Francis Howell, of Exeter Coll. ; 
matric, 24 July 1642, aged 17 ; M.A., 

1648 ; Fellow, 1648-58 ; professor of 
moral philosophy, 1654-7, Principal of 
Jesus CoU., 1657; ejected, 1660; preached 
in and near London ; colleague with John 
CoUins {d. 3 Dec. 1687) at Paved Alley, 
Lime Street Congregational church ; d. 
at Bethnal Green, 10 Mar. 1679/80. 
(C. F. W.) 

(27) Richard Inglett, born near Chid- 

ley, Devon (bap. 30 Aug. 1632), of Exeter 
Coll, ; matric, 12 Nov. 1650 ; Fellow, 
1652 ; B.A., 1653/4 ; M.A., 1656 ; ejected, 
1663 ; meanwhile admitted extra- 
licentiate of the College of Physicians, 
22 Feb. 1660/1 ; practised at Plymouth. 
(C. F. Mu.) 

(28) Francis Johnson, of Queen's Coll. ; 
son of Francis, of Lilford, Northants ; 
matric, 21 Nov. 1628, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1630 ; M.A., 1633 ; Fellow of All Souls' 
CoU., 1648 ; chaplain to Cromwell ; 
Master of University Coll., 1655 ; ejected, 
1660 ; licensed, 10 Aug. 1672, as Ind' 
Teacli at his house in Gray's Inn Lane, 
London ; his house licensed, same date, • 
Indt ; d. 9 Oct. 1677. (C. F. T. V. [the 
Cambridge references relate to another 

(29) John Johnson, of Emmanuel CoU., 
Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 1644 ; 
B.A., 1647/8 ; incorp. at Oxford, 1649 ; 
Fellow of St. John's Coll ; Fellow of New 
Coll., 1650; M.A., 1650; incorp. at 
Cambridge, 1651 ; ejected [? Ucensed, 
22 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher in his house 
at Barwell, Leic] ; d. in or near London, 
" where he affected to live retir'd." 
(C. F. T. V.) 

(30) Thomas Kentish, of Pembroke 
Coll. ; matric, 22 Feb. 1650/1 ; B.A., 
1653/4; M.A,, 1656; Clerk of Magdalen 
Coll., 1657-58 ; chaplain, 1658 (ejected, 
1660) ; rector of Middleton, Dur. (ejected. 
1660) ; rector of Overton, Hants (ejected, 
1662) ; licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, being of 
Southwark parish, as Presb. teacher in 
any Ucensed place ; he was Minister 
(1670 ?) of the congregation in Great 
Eastcheap, where Thomas Reynolds 
[q.v.] succeeded him ; d. 1695 ; Thomas 
Kentish [q.v.] was his son. (C. F. T. W.) 

(31) Henry Langley, of Pembroke 
Coll. ; son of Thomas, shoemaker, Abing- 
don, Berks; matric, 6 Nov. 1629, aged 
18 ; B.A,, 1632 ; Fellow and M.A., 1635 ; 
at his ordination (1640) refused to answer 
questions concerning the Book of Sports, 
bowing to the altar, and the power of 
the Church ; held the sequestered rectory 
of St. Mary, Newington, Surr., 1646 ; 
Master of Pembroke Coll., 1647 ; Canon 
of Christ Church, 1648 ; B.D., 1648 ; 
D.D., 1649 ; ejected, 1660 ; preaching 
at Tubney, Berks, 1669 ; had pupils in 
logic and philosophy ; licensed, 16 Apr. 
1672, as Presb. "Teacher in his house at 
Tubney, Berks ; his house licensed, same 
date, as Presb. Meeting-place ; preached 
also at Abingdon ; d. 10 Sept. 1679. (C. 
D. F. T.) 

(32) Joseph Maisters ('Masters') [q.v.]. 



(33) John Milward, of New Inn Hall; 
matric, 16 Mar. 1637/8, aged 18 ; B.A., 
1641 ; Fellow of Corpus (ejected, 1660); 
M.A., 1648 ; rector of Darfield, Yorks ; 
ejected, 1662 ; licensed, 2 Apr. 1672, as 
Presbyterian Teacher in any place licensed ; 
also, 2 May 1672, as Pr. Teacher at Farn- 
combe, a hamlet in Doulting parish, Som. 
(near to Shepton Mallet, his native place), 
in the house of George Milward (his 
father's name) ; d. at Islington in 1683 or 
1684. (C. F. T.) 

(34) Thankful Owen, of Exeter Coll. ; 
matric, i June 1636, aged 16 ; B.A., 
1639/40 ; Fellow of Lincoln Coll., 1642 ; 
M.A., 1646 ; President of St. John's 
Coll., 1650 ; ejected, i56o ; removed to 
London ; assistant, and chosen (1681) 
successor to Thomas Goodwin, D.D. [q.v.'] ; 
d. in Hatton Garden, i Apr. 1681. 
(C. F. W.) 

(35) John Panton, of All Souls' Coll. ; 
matric, 20 Nov. 1650 ; B.A., 1651/2 ; 
M.A., 1654 ; Fellow, 1658 ; ejected, 
1660, travelled in France, and practised 
physic in London. (C. F.) 

(36) John Pointer, of Brasenose Coll. ; 
matric, 28 Mar. 1617, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1618 ; went to Leiden ; lecturer at St. 
Mildred, Bread Street, 1629 ; at Wootton 
Wawen, War., 1630/1 ; at Huntingdon, 
1632-43 ; vicar of Bures, Ess., 1646-55 ; 
Canon of Christ Church, 1655 ; ejected, 
1662 ; never preached again ; d. 2 Jan. 
1683/4, in 84th or 85th year. (C. F.) 

(37) George -Porter, M.A. [?.w.]. 

(38) Thomas Risley, M.A. [?.«.]. 

(39) Christopher Rogers, of Lincoln 
Coll. ; B.A., 17 July 1612 ; M.A., 1615 ; 
rector of St. Peter - le - Bailey, 1626; 
Principal of New Inn Hall, 1626-43, ^-^d 
1646-62 ; D.D., 1648 ; Canon of Christ 
Church, 1648 ; one of the Parliamentary 
visitors ; ejected, 1660 ; will proved at 
Oxford, 21 Aug. 1671. (C. F.) 

(40) John Sayer, of Corpus Christi 
Coll. ; matric, 20 Feb. 1648/9 ; B.A., 
1649 ; rem. to Christ Church Coll. ; 
M.A., 1652/3 ; ejected, 1662 ; • chaplain 
to Sir William Waller ; licensed, 5 Sept. 
1672, as Pr. Teacher, being of Hagbonrne, 
Berks ; on 30 Sept. 1672 the house of 
Richard Sayer at Hagbourne was licensed 
Pr. (C. F. T.) 

(41) Wilham Segary, of Magdalen Hall ; 
matric, 15 Nov. 1639, aged 17 ; M.A., 
1648 ; ejected from Studentship ; on 14 
Sept. 1683 WiUiam Segary of Woking- 
ham, Berks, clerk, was licensed to marry ; 
if this is the same man, he was then 
aged 61. (C. F.) 

(42) John Singleton, M.A. [?.w.]. 

(43) Robert Speare, of Lincoln Coll. ; 
matric, 20 Mar. 1650/1 ; B.A., 1653 ; 
M.A., 1656 ; what he was ejected from is 
not clear; after ejectment, exercised his 
ministry at Port Royal, Jamaica ; he is 
probably the Robert Speare, licensed, 10 
June 1672, as Anab. Teacher in John 
Speare's house, Broomfield, Som. (C. F. 

(44) Richard Sprint, of Magdalen Coll. ; 
matric. ' ser.', 25 Oct. 1659 ; ejected, 
1660. (C. F.) 

(45) Edmund Staunton (20 Oct. 1600— 
14 July 1671), son of Sir Francis Staun- 
ton, Knt., of Bletsoe, Beds ; of Wadham 
Coll. ; matric, 9 June 1615, aged 18 ; 
Scholar of Corpus Christi Coll., 1615 ; 
Fellow, 1616 ; B.A., 1619/20 ; Student 
of Gray's Inn, 1620; M.A., 1623 (incorp. 
at Cambridge, 1624) ; rector of Bushey, 
Herts, 1627 ; exchanged for vicarage of 
Kingston-on-Thames, 1631 ; B.D. and 
D.D., 1634 ; suspended, 1635, for not 
reading the Book of Sports ; member of 
the Westminster Assembly, 1643 ; Presi- 
dent of Corpus, 1648 ; ejected, 1660 ; 
retired to Rickmansworth, Herts, and 
preached about till silenced, 1662 ; 
thence to St. Alban's, Herts, where, and 
at other places, he was preaching in 1669 ; 
d. at Bovingdon, Herts, 14 July 1671. 
(C. D. F. T.) 

(46) Philip Stephens, of St. Alban Hall ; 
matric, 24 Mar. 1636/7, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1640 ; rem. to Trinity Coll., Cambridge ; 
M.A., 1645 ; Fellow of New Coll., 
Oxford, 1649 ; Hcensed to practise 
medicine, 1653 ; Principal of Hart Hall, 
1653 ; M.D., 1655/6 ; admitted candidate 
College of Physicians, 30 Sept. 1659 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; d. in London, 4 Feb. 
1679/80. (C. F. Mu. V.) 

(47) William Stoughton, of Harvard 
Coll., New England, B.A., 1650 ; incorp. 
at Oxford, 1652 ; Fellow of New Coll., 
and M.A., 1653 ; ejected, 1660 ; returned 
to Boston, New England. (C F. Mc.) 

(48) John Thompson, of Christ Church 
Coll. ; matric, 1656; B.A., 13 Oct. 1656; 
M.A., 1659 ; ejected from Studentship, 
1662 ; pastor of Congr. church in Castle 
Street, Bristol, 1670 ; licensed, 16 Apr. 
1672, as Congr. Teacher in Castle Street ; 
d. there in gaol, 4 Mar. 1675/6. (C. F. T.) 

(49) John 'Troughton, of St. John's 
Coll. ; from Coventry Grammar School, 
matric, 28 Mar. 1655 ; Scholar, 1655 ; 
B.A., 1658/9 ; Fellow ; ejected, 1660 ; 
preached at Oxford ; licensed, 13 Apr. 
1672, as Presb. Teacher in a house at 
Caversfield, Oxf. ; also, June 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in his house at Bicester, Oxf. ; 



his house licensed, same date, Pr. ; bhnd ; 
took pupils ; d. at Oxford, 20 Aug. 1681, 
aged 44 ; father of John Troughton [?.w.]- 
(C. D. F. T.) 

(50) Henry Wilkinson (4 Mar. 1609/10 
-5 June 1675), son of Henry, of Waddes- 
don ; of Magdalen Hall ; matric, 14 

. Feb. 1622/3, aged 12 ; E.A,, 1626 ; M.A., 
1629; B.D., 1638 ; member of the West- 
minster Assembly, 1643 ; rector of St. 

, Dunstan's-in-the-West, 1645 ; Canon of 
Christ Church, 1648 ; D.D., 1649 ; Mar- 
garet Professor of Divinity, 1652 ; ejected, 
1660 (known as ' Long Harry ') ; licensed, 
2 Apr. 1672, as Presbyterian Teacher in 
his house, or in the School House, at 
Clapham, Surrey ; both these houses 
licensed, same date, as Places of Meet- 
ing of the Presbyterian way. (C. D. F. 
T. Y.) 

(51) Henry Wilkinson, D.D. (known 
as ' Dean Harry ') [?.«.]. 

(52) Richard Whiteway, of Exeter 
Coll. ; matric, i June 1652 ; Fellow, 
1654 ; B.A., 1657 ; M.A., 1659 ; ejected, 
1662 ; chaplain to Sir John Maynard in 
Devonshire ; d. soon after ejection. 
(C. F.) 

(53) John Wightwick, or Whitwick, of 
Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
pensioner, 4 Apr. 1646 ; B.A., 1649 ; 
Fellow of St. John's Coll., Oxford, 1651 ; 
M.A., 1652 ; ejected, 1662 ; chaplain in 
private families. (C. F. V.) 

(54) Robert Wood, son of Robert 
Wood (d. 1 661), rector of Pepperharrow, 
Surr. ; from Eton adm. at New Inn Hall ; 
matric, 3 July 1640, aged 18 ; rem. to 
Merton Coll. ; B.A., 1646/7 ; Fellow of 
Lincoln Coll., 1649' ; hcensed to practise 
medicine, 1656 ; accompanied Henry 
Cromwell to Ireland ; Fellow of Oliver 
Cromwell's College at Durham, 1657 ; 
ejected from Oxford Fellowship, 1660 ; 
teacher of mathematics and navigation 
in Christ Church Hospital, London ; 
F.R.S. ; accountant-general of the re- 
venue in Ireland ; d. in Dublin, 9 Apr. 
1685, aged 63. (C. F. Mn.) 

(55) William Woodward, M.A. \_q.v.'] 
OXFORDSHIRE. [9, 85, 86, 138, 168, 

176]. Except the headings " Oxford " in 
the earliest handwriting, all is in the 
Book-keeper's hand. The returns are 
numbered 20, with three exceptions (11, 

30. 92)- 

Bisister is Bicester. 
Coomb is Combe Longa. 
Daddington, Dodington, is Deddington. 
Tame is Thame 

PADSTOW('Pordstow,' 'Pudstow'). [19,20] 

PAGET, JOHN {d. 1723). C. There is 
no record of a grant for studies ; but on 
18 Jan. 1691/2, the Common Fund granted 
him £6 a year for Ongar, Ess. ; it was 
paid to Midsummer, 1693. In 1696, the 
Congregational Fund granted him li 
for Ongar. The original Fund paid him 
various sums, 1718-22, amounting to I'io, 
for Ockley, otherwise Stanstead, Surr. 
He was therein 1715. (C/. Ev. M.) [33, 

1690-96). C. Unless he is the Mr. 
Pain mentioned by Calamy as ejected 
from the vicarage of Kingsbury, Som., 
his previous history is not known. The 
Common Fund granted him (1691) £13 
a year for Saffron Walden, but this was 
only paid for the first half-year. On 
27 Apr. 1696, the Congregational Fund 
granted ;£io to " M'' Paine, Setf at Saffron 
Walden " ; in Oct. 1696 he had five 
Students in his charge. (C. Co. M. P.) 


WILLIAM, secundus (fl. 1690-1729). 
fl. Son of William Paine [q.v.]. The 
Common Fund granted him (Midsummer, 
1691 to 1693) ^12 a year for Safiron 
Walden. On 4 May 1696 the Congrega- 
tional Fund granted £i to " M"" Paine, 
junr of Saffron Walden." He was there 
in 1716, receiving a grant from the Con- 
gregational Fund, and probably in 1729. 
{CJ. Ev. M.) [40, 41] 

PAINSWICK. [44, 45] 

PAKEMAN, THOMAS. (See Pateman) 

PAL (' Pall '), near Llandilo, Carm. [143] 

PALGRAVE. [107] 

PALK, THOMAS, B.A. (1636—18 June 
1693)- IP. Born at Staverton, Devon. 
Matric. ' serv.', at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 
27 N. 1652 ; rem. to Newton HaU ; B.A., 
1658/9. Vicar of Woodland, Devon ; 
ejected, 1662. Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, 
being then of Ogwell, Devon, as "a 
Grail Presb. Teacher " ; signed the thanks 
of Devon Ministers. He endeavoured 
to maintain a school, but prosecutions in 
the spiritual court, followed by excom- 
munication, deprived him of his livelihood 
and shortened liis hfe. (C. F. P. T.) 

PALMER, ANTHONY, M.A. {1613-Sept. 
1693). IP. Son of William Palmer of 
Barnstaple, Devon, gent. Matric. at 
Exeter Coll., Oxford, 2 D. 1631, aged 18 ; 
B.A,, 1634/5 ; M.A., 1637. Held the 
sequestered rectory of Bratton Fleming, 
Devon, 1645 ; ejected, 1662. Walker 
notes that he administered the com- 
munion but once in fourteen years ; 



similar instances (of less duration) testify 
to the fear to ' drink damnation,' if un- 
worthy. Licensed, 18 Apr. 1672, as 
" Pr.", being of Barnstaple, where he had 
a good estate. (C. F. P. T. Wc.) [32I 

PANE, i.e. PAYNE, JOHN, M.A. (6. 1616, 
living, 1691). Ip. Son of Robert Payne, 
of Berkhamstead, Herts, pleb. Matric. 
at New Inn Hall, Oxford, 20 June 1634, 
aged 18 ; B.A., 1636 ; M.A., 1638/9. 
Held (1643—7) the sequestered vicarage 
of Broxbourne, Herts; also (1646- 
1651) the sequestered vicarage of Saw- 
bridgeworth, Herts ; vicar (1651) of 
Bishops Stortford, Herts ; ejected, 1662. 
Licensed, i May 1672, as " Teacher of 
Presbyterians in the House of George 
Holgate " at Bishops Stortford, where 
he still lived in 1684. He preached at 
Dunmow as well as at Thaxted, and 
other places in Essex. Calamy (followed 
by Davies) calls him Jonathan ; he had 
a son Jonathan [d. 24 June 1681, aged 31 
years). (C. E. F. P. T. Uh.) [39] 

PANE, Juo"-. [40] See Paine, WiUiam, 

PAPIST. [41] 

PARR, or PARRE, JOHN, B.A. (1633 ?- 
1 716). C. Probably related to Richard 
Parr or Parre (1592 — 24 Mar. 1644), 
bishop of Sodor and Man. Chaplain to 
John Bradshaw the regicide, who in a 
will of 1654 left him ;^24 a year for five 
years " to enable him in his studies " 
(revoked, 1655). Admitted subsizar at 
Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 24 May 1659 ; 
B.A., 1662/3. Preached at Preston and 
Walton. Licence noted, Dec. 1672, to 
John Parre as " Congr. Teachr at ffaring- 
ton in Leicester," i.e. Farington, Lane. 
Preached also at Darwen, Lane, where 
the house of William and Henry Berry of 
Upper Darwen was hcensed, " Pr.", 5 S. 
1672. Faringtou is near Preston, so is 
Elswick, now in parish of Copp (Elswick 
Chapel was registered on his application, 
18 July 1689) ; Euxton is near Chorley, 
Lane. Probably Parr (ordained, 4 N. 
1687) took part in the Preston Lecture 
(p. 64). He succeeded Thomas Key 
iq.v.'] in 1698 at Walton Chapel, receiving 
from the Fund £4 a year till 1712, when 
he removed to Preston and was succeeded. 
by John Turner. He also preached often 
at Hoghton Tower. He was a member 
of the Lancashire Provincial Meeting of 
United Ministers (1693). The Meeting- 
house at Preston was opened in the year 
of his death. (C. D. Ev. M. Nl. P. T. 
Tc. V. X.) [61] 

PARROT. [55] See Perrot, Robert 

PARSHOR. [126] See Worcestershire 

PARSON, or PARSONS, . . . Probably a 
layman. [" Old Mr. Parsons " of Stoke- 
under-Hamdon, Som., received yearly 
grants of £5 from the Fund, 1703-16. 
{M.Ev.)] [I] 

PASTON, EDWARD, M.A. (6. 1619 ?). 
Son of John Paston of King's Swinford, 
Staffs, pleb. Matric. at New Inn Hall, 
Oxford, 5 F. 1635/6, aged 17; B.A., 
1639 ; M.A., 1642. Episcopally or- 
dained. Rector of SoHhuU, Warw. 
(1646) ; vicar of Hales Owen, Shrops. ; 
ejected, 1660. He preached occasionally 
by connivance in parish churches ; also, 
in turn, to Nonconformists at Gornall, 
parish of Sedgley, Staff. He was for 
some time steward to PhiUp Foley [q.v-}. 
{C.F.P.) [89] 

PASTURE HOUSE is in Horton-in-Craven, 
Gisburn parish, W.R. (misplaced in N.R.). 
The Meeting-house, on John Hey's 
ground, was opened by Ohver Heywood, 
24 May 1682. [135] 

M.A. (1614-June 1691). p. Matric. 
sizar, at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 1631 ; 
migrated to Clare Hall ; B.A., 1633/4 .' 
M.A., 1637. Curate (1646) of Little 
Hadham, Herts ; ejected, 1660 (with ten 
children) ; vicar of Harrow-on-the-Hill, 
Midx. ; ejected, 1662 ; kept boarders 
there, and at Old Brentford ; held chap- 
laincies at Brompton and London ; re- 
moved (1687) to Stratford, Ess. (C. P. 
Uh. V.) [39] 

PAYN, WILLIAM, father and son. See 

PEACH, JOHN (d. 1720). ]p. Entered 
Frankland's Academy, 12 June 1687. 
Minister at Uppingham, Rutl., 1701-3 ; 
Doddington, Oxon., 1705/6-1710 ; Led- 
bury, Heref., 1710-12 ; Oldbury, Shrop., 
1716 ; Coseley, Staff., 1717— 19 ; at these 
places he received a Fund grant of £6 
annually. On 2 Jan. 1 720/1 a grant of 
;fio was made to his widow for funeral 
charges. {Fr. M.) [27, 29] 

PEACH, RICHARD {fl. 1690-93). Received 
grant, 23 Feb. 1690/1, of £6 (renewed, 
1692) as Student under John Woodhouse 
[q.v.]. S. J. G., who had contributed to 
his schooling, is evidently Sir John Gell, 
Bart. (Oct. 1613— 8 F. 1688/9), of Hopton, 
second baronet, who succeeded his father 
(also Sir John Gell, Bart.) on 26 Oct. 
1671 ; and was Sheriff of Derbyshire, 
1672-73. {Ba. D. M.) [29] 

PEAK, THE. [98] 

PEARD, OLIVER, B.A. (1636-Oct. 1696). 
C. Born at Barnstaple. Matric. at 
Magdalen Hall, Oxford, ro N. 1654 ; 
rem. to Magdalen Coll. ; chorister, 1655 ; 



B.A., 1657/8 ; clerk, 1658/9. He minis- 
tered at Ashford, near Barnstaple, and 
later at Barnstaple, where he had a good 
estate. He was not beneficed at the time 
of the Uniformity Act which silenced 
him ; apparently he was not then or- 
dained ; at Bideford he was privately 
ordained. Under stress of the Five Mile 
Act he retired (1666) to Ilfracombe. 
Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as " Congr. 
Teacher in Joseph Andrews house in 
Barnestaple." Signed thanks from 
Devon Ministers. From 1689 he minis- 
tered, in conjunction with John Hanmer 
[q.v.], to a large congregation at Barn- 
staple. (C. F. P. T.) [30] 

■PEASENHALL (' Peasevall '). Ejected 
here was John Manning, M.A. [q.v^. 

PEEVER. [15] See Cheshire 

1625/6 — 17 Mar. 1691/2). Ip. Son of 
Francis Pearse of Ermington, Devon, 
gent. Baptized, 26 Jan. 1625/6 ; edu- 
cated at Exeter Coll., Oxford. Vicar of 
Dunsford, Devon., 25 Dec. 1655 ; ejected, 
1662. Removed to Stretchleigh House 
in Ermington parish, and preached 
privately at Tavistock. Licensed, 11 
Apr. 1672, being ■ of Dunsford, as "a 
Presbyterien Teacher in any allowed 
place." Signed thanks of Devon Ministers. 
Persecution drove him to London, where 
he was imprisoned in 1683. In 1689 
he settled as Minister at Ashburton, 
Devon. (C. F. P. T.) [31] 

PELL, WILLIAM, M.A. (1634—2 D. 
1698). lp>. Born at Sheffield. From 
the Rotherham grammar school, ad- 
mitted sizar at Magdalene Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 29 Mar. 1651, aged 17 ; matric, 
1651 ; B.A., 1654/5 ; Fellow ; M.A., 
1658. Ordained episcopaUy. Held the 
sequestered rectory of Easington, Durh. ; 
ejected, 1660 ; also tutorship in Crom- 
well's Durham University, 1657, dropped, 
1660. Rector of Great Stainton, Durh. ; 
ejected, 1662. Imprisoned at Durham 
for Nonconformity. Practised medicine 
in the North Riding of Yorks. He was 
regarded (being, inter alia, a notable 
orientahst) as the right man to resume 
the teaching of " university learning " in 
the North, but had scruples based on his 
graduation oath ; hence the work of a 
" Northern Academy " was begun by 
Richard Frankland iq-v.']. Licensed, i 
May 1672, "to be a Teacher of Presby- 
terians, and to teach in his own house in 
the City of Durham, or in any other 
place, etc." He next preached at Tatters- 
hall, Line, and (1687-94) was Minister 

at Boston, Line, removing to become 
assistant to Richard Gilpin [?.f.] at 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. (C. D. P. T. V. Wc.) 

[36, 37. 70] 

1691 ?). ]p. Born in Essex. Subsizar 
at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 8 May 1645 ; 
matric, 1645 ; Scholar, 1646 ; B.A., 
1648/9 ; Fellow, 1649 ; M.A., 1652. 
Rector of Clayhidon, Devon ; ejected, 
1662. Removed to London. Licensed, 
8 May 1672, being of Fenchurch Street, 
London, as " Grail Pr. Teacher." Left 
London (1690) to be Minister at Marl- 
borough, Wilts, and died soon after. 
(C. P. T. Tc.) [72, 123, 125] 

PEMBROKESHIRE (' Pembrook '). [143, 
144, 146] 

kader '), hamlet in Llanfihanget-ar-Arth 
parish, Carm. [144, 145] 

PENCARREG (' Pen Carreg '), Carm., on 
the Cardiganshire border. [145] 

1626 — 18 June 1695). ]p. Born at 
Jowkin, parish of Bury, Lane. ; son of 
Henry Pendlebury. From Bury gram- 
mar school, proceeded to Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, i May 1645 ; sizar ; B.A., 
1648 ; M.A. Began preaching (i5 Aug. 
1648) at Ashworth Chapel, parish of 
Middleton, Lane, which he served as 
probationer. Ordained, 23 O. 1650, at 
Turton Chapel, by the Second Lancashire 
eiassis, as incumbent of Horwich Chapel, 
parish of Deane, Lane. ; removed, 16 O. 
1 65 1, to the sequestered chapelry of 
Holcombe Chapel in Tottington township, 
parish of Bury, Lane. ; ejected, 1662. 
Licensed, 25 July 1672, being of Totting- 
ton, Lane, as " Grail Pr. Teacher " ; on 
5 S. 1672 the " Court house att Holcome " 
was hcensed " Pr." ; and on the same day 
Pendlebury " of Bury " was licensed as 
" Pr. Teacher." He .ministered at Roch- 
dale and Holcombe (Bass House) till 
death ; buried at Bury. " One of the 
most learned Nonconformists of his day." 
His assistant was Joseph Whitworth 
[q.v.-]. (C. D. F. Nl.P. T.) [59, 61] 

PENRITH. Ejected here was Roger 
Baldwin [q.v.'\. The first settled Non- 
conformist Minister was James Coning- 
ham, M.A. (1670 — i S. 1716). C. 
Successively Minister at Penrith (1694- 
1700), Cross Street, Manchester (1700- 
1712), and Haberdashers' Hall, London 
(1712-16). Both at Penrith and Man- 
chester (in conjunction, 1700-5, with 
John Chorlton) {q.v.'\ he carried on an 
Academy for university learning. In 
1697 and 1698 he received grants of £$ 



from the Congregational Fund for Penrith. 
(C/. D.) [22, 23] 


PENRY, DAVID {fl. 1690-1715). C. 
Born in the parish of Llanedi, Carm. 
Intended for the AngUcan ministry. 
Converted by the preaching of Stephen 
Hughes [g.v.] ; by him trained as a 
preacher ; and ordained (1688) as his 
successor at Llanedi. The Common Fund 
granted him (1690-93) £2 a year for 
Llanedi, where he was stiU ministering in 
1715. {Ev. M. Rw.) [144] 

PENRYN (' Penrin '). Ejected here was 
Joseph Allen; the Episc. Returns, 1665, 
report him as living and " peaceable " at 
Perran Arworthal, Corn. ; hcensed, 10 
Aug. 1672, as " Pr. gen^'U Teacher " at 

. St. Michael Penkevel, Corn. (C. P. T.) 
[18, 19] 

PENZANCE. Ejected here was Leonard 
Welstead, who afterwards conformed. 
[19, 180] 

PEOVER. See Stringer, Josiah. Ejected 
at Upper Peover, 1662, was Robert 
Norbury, B.A., of Trinity Coll., Dubhn ; 
Fellow, 1659 ; ejected, 1660 ; preached 
afterwards at several places in Cheshire ; 
after 1662 returned to Ireland and soon 
died. (C. Dt. P.) [15] 


PERKINS, . . . ? WilUam Perkins {d. 
Nov. 1724), p., who entered Frankland's 
Academy, 10 Oct. 1697. The Academy 
closed in Oct. 1698, Fund grants were 
made to Fishlake from 1691, without 
Minister's name till 1705. In 1703 
Perkins was granted £(> a year for Cother- 
stone, N.R., per John Shower [q.v.'] ; 
raised, 1705, to ;£io for Hartforth (where 
a School-house, built by Sir' Thomas 
Wharton, was used for pubhc worship) 
and Cotherstone ; reduced, 1706, to ^4 
for Hartforth ; raised, 1707, to £j for 
Swaledale, Hartforth and Cotherstone ; 
reduced, 1709, to £6 for the same. In 
1711-12 he was granted £6 a year for 
Elswick, Lane. Between July and Sept. 
1 713 he settled at Dob Lane, near Man- 
chester, and there received grants of £^ 
a year till his death. On 25 July 1715 his 
Meeting-house at Dob Lane was wrecked 
by a Jacobite mob ; in Jan. 1718 his 
congregation numbered 375 adherents, in- 
cluding 23 county voters. The Minutes 
sometimes caU him Parkin and Picldns. 
He was buried at Dob Lane on 4 Nov. 
1724. (C«. (26 Mar. 1904) Ev. Fr. Gd. 
M.) [136] 

PERROT, ROBERT, M.B. {fl. 1642-91). 
Ip, Born at St. Ives, Hunts. Studied 
at Magdalene Coll., Cambridge ; M.B., 

1642. Vicar of Nether Dean, Beds, 
ejected, 1662. Practised physic at 
Kettering, Northants, and Nottingham. 
Preached in Huntingdonshire. Licensed, 
13 May 1672, being of Grub Street, 
London, as " Grail Pr. Teacher." Re- 
moved to Hackney and finally to Maid- 
stone, where he practised physic and 
preached. Was 87 at death. His grand- 
son was Thomas Cullen [q.v.']. (C. Co. P. 
T. V.) [55, 57] 

PERSHORE (' Parshor,' the common pro- 
nunciation). John Knowles {fl. 1646-65), 
the Arian lay preacher, had resided here as 
" a professed Minister " for about fifteen 
years, when arrested here on 9 Apr. 1665. 
His papers (in the Record Office) throw 
much light on the Antitrinitarian move- 
ment originated by John Bidle. {See 
John Ward.) {D.) [126] 


PETERSFIELD (' Peterfield '). [loi, 102] 

PETHERTON, probably South Petherton. 

SAMUEL, B.A. (i624?-Sept. 1711). 
C Entered St. Catharine's Hall, Cam- 
bridge, as sizar, 15 June 1644 ; matric, 
1644 ; B.A., 1647. Held, 1648, the se- 
questered rectory of Sandcroft St. George 
(otherwise South Elmhall St. Cross), Suff. ; 
vacated, 15 Jan. 1661/2. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report " M'' Petto of 
Alburgh " as preaching at Denton, Norf., 
to "40 Independ'' most women At the 
house of one widow Leman once a 
weake " ; also, as "one Pettaugh," as 
one of the preachers at GiDingham, Norf., 
to " above 100 " persons " Att the house 
of M"' Charles Fleetwood where one Shep- 
heard now liveth." Licensed, 8 May 
1672, as " Sam: Pettaugh to be a Congr. 
Teacher in his house in Wortwell cum 
Alburgh, Norf. ; also, 10 June 1672, as 
" Sam: Petto to be a Congr. Teacher in 
the howse of John Wesgate in the Parish 
of Redenhall cii Harlston, Norfolk." 
Before 1675 he removed to Sudbury, 
where he became pastor of the Friar's 
Street congregation. His son-in-law, 
Josiah Maultby, became his colleague in 
1707. Petto was joint editor with John 
Manning [q.v.] of " Six Treatises," 1656, 
by John Tillinghast, the Fifth-Monarchy 
man ; also one of three joint authors of 
" The Preacher Sent," 1657/8, a plea for 
lay preaching. His taste for the mar- 
vellous was shown in his account (1693) 
of the bewitchment of Thomas Spatchett, 
and his account (1698) of aparhehon, con- 
tributed to the " Philosophical Traps- 
actions." He was buried at All Saints', 



Sudbury, 21 Sept. 171 1. (B.C.D.P.T. 
Wc.) [103] 

PETTY FRANCE, near Moorfields (which is 
probably meant), was rebuilt in 1730 as 
New Broad Street. Petty France, West- 
minster, is now York Street, so called in 
honour of John Sharp, archbishop of 
York, who had his town-house there in 
1708. Milton, while Latin Secretary 
(1651-1660), lived in this street, in a 
house demolished in 1877. {Lo.) [i] 

PETWORTH. Ejected here were (i) 
Francis Cheynell or Chennel (1608— 1665), 
born at Oxford (son of John, M.D.), 
of Magdalen Hall, Oxford ; matric, 
2 July 1624, aged 16 ; rem. to Balliol 
Coll., B.A., 1626/7 ; rem. to Merton Coll., 
Fellow, 1629 ; M.A., 1633 ; B.D., 1648 ; 
D.D., 1649 ; vicar of Marston St. Law- 
rence, Northants, 1637 ; member of the 
Westminster Assembly, 1643 ; held the 
sequestered rectory of Petworth, 1643— 
1660 ; President of St. John's Coll., 
1648—50 ; Margaret professor of Divinity, 
1648-52 ; d. at Preston, near Brighton, 
Suss., Sept. 1665. Notorious as a Presby- 
terian polemic (subject to fits of derange- 
ment). His "Rise, Growth, and Danger 
of Socinianisme, " 1643, contains a few 
valuable notices of contemporary EngUsh 
Socinians ; his " Chillingworthi Novis- 
sima," 1643, gives an account of his 
persecution of William Chillingworth in. 
his last days, excusable only as evidence 
of derangement. (C D. (needs correc- 
tion) F.) (2) Richard Stretton, M.A., 
[q.v.-]. [112] 

PEYTON, PETER (fl. 1690-1733). ip. 
One Pej^on was Minister of Uppingham, 
Rutl., with Fund grants [£(>), 1697-9. 
Peter Peyton received, 8 Jan. T-Ti^j^, a 
special grant of £^, being at Campden, 
Glou. (M.) [127] 

PHILLIPS, DANIEL {d. 1722). Born 
in Carmarthenshire. Educ. in the 
Academy of Samuel Jones [q.v^ ; hence 
described as " sch'," i.e. scholar. Settled 
as pastor at PwUheU, Carn., in 1684, Uving 
at Gwynfryn farmhouse ; ordained, 1688. 
The Common Fund granted him (1690- 
1693) £^ a year as Itinerant; and (171 1- 
1722) £6 a year for Carnarvon, doubled 
in 1722. He received also from the 
Congregational Fund. In 1715 he is 
described as ministering at Pwllheli and 
Carnarvon, and living " at Gunfryn near 
Poolhely." His two sons were in the 
ministry. [Ev. M. Rw.) [141, 148] 


Mar. 1707). Ip, Born at Somerton, 
Som. Matric. ' ser.', at Wadham Coll,, 

Oxford, 14 N. 1650; Scholar, 1651; B.A., 
1653/4 ; FeUow of Magdalen Coll., 1656 ; 
ordained by presbyters ; incorp. at 
Cambridge, 1657 ; ejected, 1660. Curate 
at Sherborne, Dors., to Francis Bampfield, 
M.A. (whom he had already served as 
curate in 1658) ; ejected, '1662. He 
became chaplain to Thomas Bampfield 
at Dunkerton, Som. ; after eleven months 
imprisonment he went to Holland, return- 
ing to Dunkerton to find both the Bamp- 
fields become Seventh-day Baptists. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 
of the preachers to 200 persons at White 
Lackington, Som. ; also to 100 persons at 
Monckton Combe, Som. ; also to 100 
persons at Weston by Bath, Som. ; also 
to 300 persons at Dunkerton, " Att the 
Sheepe-house of WiHm Clement sen & 
Willm Clement Jun " ; also to 200 
persons " In the parish church " at 
Cameley, Som. ; also to 300 persons at 
Glastonbury, Som. Licensed, June 1672, 
as " Pr. Teacher in the howse of Cath. 
Chafe," widow, of Sherborne, Dors. ; 
also, 5 Sept. 1672, as Pr. of Priston, Som. 
He ultimately lived on his own estate at 
Beckington, Som., preaching at various 
places, particularly Frome Selwood, Som. 
(C, D. F. P. T.) [92] 

1691). Q, Born at Amroth, Pemb. 
Son of the vicar. From the Haverford- 
west grammar school and other tuition, 
studied at Oxford, but did not matricu- 
late. Curate to his uncle at Kidwelly, 
Carm. Held the sequestered rectory of 
Llangan and Freystrop, Pemb. ; ejected, 
1660. ■ Retired to the farm of Dredgman- 
hiU, parish of Haverfordwest, Pemb. 
Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, as " Congr. 
Teacher in his own howse & Richard 
Maylors in Haverford West." Preached 
at Dredgmanhill (where a new Meeting- 
house was erected, 1691), morning, and 
Haverfordwest, afternoon. The Common 
Fund voted him (22 June 1691) £^ a year, 
but this was transferred (28 Sept.) to 
Thomas Davis, his successor at Dredg- 
manhiU. (C. M. P. Rw. T. Wc.) [144] 

PHILLIPS, PEREGRINE (fl. 1690-1743), 
C Probably son of the foregoing. The 
Common Fund granted him (1690-93) 
£io a year for Loseby, Leic. Special 
grants (^^5) were made to Peregrine 
PhiUips in 1742-43 (place not stated). 
(M.) [66] 

PHILLIPS, SAMUEL (d. 1721), ]p. Died 
Minister of Bromyard, Heref., to which 
place the Common Fund voted £5 in 
1693. (Ev. M.) [48] 

PHILLIPS, . . . C. Proposed as 



Manager by George Boddington [q.v.], 
29 July 1690. Attended no meeting. 
(M.) [162] 
PIGGHILL, near Billingsgate. Pig-Hill, 
described in Ned Ward's " London Spy," 
1704, p. 53, as " resembling the Steep 
Descent down which the Devil drove his 
Hogs to a Bad Market," was the southern 
slope of the present Pudding Lane (so 
called from the entrails of hogs thrown 
out from the scalding-house there). {SI.) 

PIGGOTT, i.e. PIGOT, JOHN (fl. 1686- 
1733)- Ip. Entered Frankland's Aca- 
demy, 21 Jan. 1686/7. In Evans' List 
(1715) he is Minister at Fishlake, W.R. 
He received from the Fund an extra grant 
of £6 for service at Fishlake, Oct. 171 7 to 
Oct. 1718 : also two extra grants of ^5 for 
service at Bolsover, Derb., 1729 and 1733. 
{Ev. Fr. M. Nk.) 

He has been wrongly identified with 
John Pigott who, in 1694, being then a 
member of the General Baptist church. 
Hart Street, Covent Garden, London, 
became its pastor, till a change in senti- 
ment led him, at the end of 1699, to with- 
draw with a section of his flock to form a 
Particular Baptist church in Little Wild 
Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields ; his funeral 
sermon (pubUshed with portrait) was 
preached by Joseph Stennett, Seventh 
Day Baptist, on 29 Mar. 1713. {Co. IV.) 


PIKE, . . . [Joseph Pyke, p,, was 
Minister at Blakeney, Glou., - 1715 ; 
removed, 1719, to Warminster, Wilts, as 
C. {Ev. M.)-] [66, 96] 

PIKE, . . . [Samuel Pike {d. 1719), p., 
was Minister at Gravesend from 1716. 
{Ev.M.)-] [4] 

PINNER. Ejected from this chapelry in 
Harrow-on-the Hill parish was Wilham 
(or John) Rolls ; licensed, 30 Sept. 1672, 
as Congr. Teacher at Pinner ; died at 
Harrow. [WiLUam RoUes was created 
M.A. from Exeter Coll., Oxford, 14 Apr. 
1648. (F.)] One RoUes was ejected from 
Folkestone. (C. T.) [72] 

PINNERS' (' Pinnars ') HALL. The 
Glass House, which became the Hall of 
the (now extinct) Pinners' or Pinmakers' 
Guild, was in Old Broad Street at the 
corner of Great Winchester Street. Here 
the Merchants' Lecture was begun in 
1672. The site was occupied by a 
Meeting-house ha.ving six galleries in two 
tiers, and here thie Lecture was deUvered 
till the lease expired in 1778. (Lo. W. 
Trans. Baptist Hist. Soc, July 1916, p. 
75-) [35. 66, 154, 157, 165] 

PINNY or PINNEY, ROBERT {d. 1698 ?). 

Ip. [? of New Inn Hall, Oxford ; matric. 
pleb., I Apr. 1656.] Ejected from the 
vicarage of Charlcombe, Som. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as one of the 
preachers at Crewkerne, Som., " At the 
house of Henry Ellyot called Tayle Mill " ; 
also to 200 persons at Wayford, Som., 
" At the house of one Widow Darby " ; 
also at houses in Chard, Som., to " often- 
time 700 " persons. Licensed, ' June 
1672 (' Rob. Penny of Chard ') as " Grail 
Pr." ; his house at Chard licensed Pr., 
25 July 1672. ' Brookhorne ' is Crew- 
kerne ; his settlement there is unknown 
to Murch. (C. F. Mh. P. T.) [91, 92, 

PITMINSTER. Ejected from this vicarage 
in 1662 was Thomas Forward,of New Inn 
Hall, Oxford ; matric, 4 Nov. 1631, aged 
21 ; B.A., 1631/2 ; curate at JBroad 
Clyst, Dev. ; vicar of Pitminster ; preach- 
ing at West Monkton, Som., in 1669 ; 
hcensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as Presb. Teacher 
in his house at Pitminster ; his house 
licensed, same date, as Presb. Meeting- 
place; d. Dec. 1687. (C. F. T.) [93] 

PITTS, AARON (/?. 1690-1715). |p. Pos- 
sibly a son of " M' Pitts " ejected (1662) 
from curacy at Plympton St. Mary's, 
Devon. He preached at Chard out oi 
charity to Henry Backaller (2) [q.v.], and 
was Minister at Chard in 1715. Probably 
father of Aaron Pitts {d. 1771), Minister 
at Topsham, Devon. (C. Ev. Mh. P.) 

PLIMPTON. [31] See Devonshire 
TINE, B.A. (1634-1716). C. Son of 
A,ugustine Plumsted of Beccles. Bap., 
23 Oct. 1634. From Westminster school 
elected King's scholar at Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 14 June 
1654 ; B.A., 1657/8 ; Fellow, 1659 ; 
ejected, 1660 ; member of the Congrega- 
tional church, Wrentham, 1661 ; licensed, 
8 May 1672, as Grail Pr. Teacher, " of 
Norfolk" (no denomination specified in 
the appUcation) ; pastor at Wrentham, 
1689, till death ; bur. to Jan. 1715/6, 
aged 82. {B. C. T. Tc. V.) [105] 
PLYMOUTH (' Plym,' ' Phmmouth '). 
Ejected here were (i) George Hughes, 
born in South wark, 1603 ; of Corpus 
Christi Coll., Oxford ; matric, 28 June 
1620, aged 16 ; Fellow of Pembroke 
Coll. ; M.A., 1625 ; incorp. at Cam- 
bridge, 1627 ; B.D., 1633 ; lecturer 
at All Hallows, Bread Street ; vicar of 
St. Andrew's, Plymouth, 1644 (also of 
Tavistock, 1648) ; ejected, 1662 ; hving 
at Plymouth, 1665 ; d. at Kingsbridge, 
Devon, 7 July 1667 ; Obadiah Hughes 



[q-V.I was his son. (C. D, F. T. V.) [20, 


(2) Thomas Martin, or Martyn, 
[? matric, Exeter Coll., Oxford, 12 July 
1639, aged 16], from Oxford admitted 
pensioner at Queens' Coll., Cambridge, 
1644 ; B.A., 1644 ; lecturer at St. 
Andrew's, Plymouth ; ejected, 1662 ; 
living at Plymouth, 1665 ; licensed, 2 
Apr; 1672, as Congr. Teacher in any 
licensed place, also, 11 Apr. 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in Plymouth ; his house in 
Plymouth was licensed, 13 May 1672, as 
a Pr. Meeting-place. (C. F. T. V.) 

(3) Silenced here was his son, Samuel 
Martyn [q.v.] 

PLYMPTON ST. MARY (' Phmpton '). 
Ejected here was John Searle, M.A. [q-v.]. 


POLEBROOK (' Polebrooke'). [78] 

PONTEFRACT. Ejected from this vicar- 
age in 1662 was Joshua Farrett ; he 
preached in the house of one Ward, at 
Xanshelf in this parish ; d. 1663, aged 
about 64. (C. My.) [130, 136] 

POOL, ... [4] 

POOLE. Ejected here was Samuel Hardy, 
B.A. [q.v.-]. [34, 35, 179] 

POOLE, MATTHEW, M.A. (1624—12 O. 
1679)- ^^. Born at York ; son of 
Francis Pole. Entered Emmanuel Coll., 
Cambridge, 2 July 1645 ; B.A., 1648/9 ; 
M.A., 1652 ; incorp. M.A. at Oxford, 
1657. Obtained (1649) the sequestered 
rectory of St. Michael-le-Querne, and was 
a member of the Fifth Presbyterian 
Classis in the London province ; ejected, 
1662. He was the originator of a Fund 
(1658-1660) for maintaining students for 
the ministry ; William Sherlock (1641 ? — 
19 June 1707), afterwards dean of St. 
Paul's, was one of its beneficiaries. He 
was among the first to write (1654) 
against John Bidle (14 Jan. 1615/6 — 22 
S. 1662). His " Synopsis Criticorum," 
1669-1676; is of permanent value. He 
was one of those who, in the year of In- 
dulgence (1672), accepted a pension of 
£so a year from the Crown. He took out 
no licence, but preached occasionally. 
He left England (1678) for Amsterdam, 
and died there. (Cm. D. Wc.) fi88] 

PORDSTOW. [19] See Cornwall 

PORTER, GEORGE, M.A., B.D. (1623- 
July 1697). Born in Sussex. Demy of 
Magdalen Coll., Oxford, 1642-8 ; M.A., 
1648 ; Fellow, 1649-60 ; Vice-president, 
1658 ; Canon of Christ Church, 1658 ; 
ejected, 1662. He held Baxter's rectoral 
view of church-government. He lived 
some time in retirement at Lewes, Suss. ; 
afterwards preached at Eastbourne, Suss.; 

lastly was pastor at Clare, Sufi., in succes- 
sion to Francis Crow [q.v.']. He was 
buried at Ovington, Ess. (C. E. F. P.) 

[39, 42] 

PORTER, JOHN, i.e. JOSEPH (1659—24 
Aug. 1721). (p. Died Minister at 
Alcester, where he was living in 1715, and 
conducting an Academy for the training 
of Ministers and laymen. The mural 
tablet to his memory was removed (1901) 
from the dismantled Alcester Meeting- 
house, to the Oat Street Meeting-house, 
Evesham, Wore. The Minister of the 
Alcester Meeting-house (1834-64) was 
Thomas Warren, of Morton Hall (educ, 
at Manchester College, York), who con- 
ducted the service (which the present 
writer once attended in 1863) with 
Theophilus Lindsey's original Prayer- 
book, including the Apostles' Creed, and 
was the last Unitarian Minister to do so. 
[Bb.Ev.Si.) [117] 

PORTER, . . . ? Samuel Porter (1659— 
16 Aug. 1706). ]p. Educated by 
Samuel Cradock [q.v.] before 1686 ; 
Minister of Nayland, Suff., from soon 
after the licensing of the Old Meeting- 
house on 19 Jan. 1690/1 till death. 
Buried at Nayland. (B. C. Cm. P.) [3, 

PORTSMOUTH. Ejected here were (i) 
Thomas Bragg ; (2) Benjamin Burgess 
[? of Magdalen Hall, Oxford ; matric, 
31 Oct. 1623, aged 16 ; B.A., 1626], 
vicar of Portsmouth (St. Thomas a 
Becket), preaching at Gosport, Hants, 
1669 ; licensed, Apr. 1672, as Teacher of 
Presbyterians in houses at Portsmouth 
and Gosport. (C. F. T.) [loi] 

POSTERN, THE, a lane running from 
Moor Lane to Moorfields ; is now repre- 
sented by the portion of Fore Street lying 
East of Moor Lane. Stow describes it 
as " a narrow lane called the Posterne, 
because it hath at eyther end a doore to 
be shut in the night season." (SI. St.) 

POTTERSBURY (' Potters Perry,' ' Por- 
tersperry '). [76, 77] 

POULTRY, THE. [24, 163] 

POWDERHAM (' Powdram '). [31] 

POWELL, JOHN, M.A. (1617—30 Apr. 
1691). C. Son of Hoel PoweU of 
Tythegston, Glam. Matric. ' pleb.' at St. 
Edmund's Hall, Oxford, on 8 May 1635, 
aged 18. Vicar of St. Lythans, Glam. ; 
ejected, 1660. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers at 
Llanedern, Glam., " every other Sabath 
day " to " about 40 of meane Qualitie," 
" Entertained by Llewellin John " ; at 
Eglwsilan, Glam., to an " uncertaine " 



number, " Their entertainers are : WiUm 
John Thomas Jenkin Thomas & Willm 
Rees a mason "; and at Marshfield, Monm., 
to " loo Old Militiamen out of the several! 
counties of Monmouth and Glamorgan. 
At the house of Jane Reynold the jselict 
of Henry William, a Leiutenant in the 
late Rebellion." Licensed, lo June 1672, 
being of Newport, Monm., as " Grail Ind." 
He continued to preach in the above and 
other places, and was Teaching Elder at 
Mynyddyslwyn in 1675. The Common 
Fund voted him £^ a year on 22 June 
1 69 1, not having heard of his death ; on 
28 Sept. the grant was transferred to 
Watkin Jones [q.v.'\. (C. F. M. P. Rw. 

T.) [143. 144] 

POWELL, SAMUEL {d. 17 14). ip. 
Elected a Treasurer, 14 July 1690. He 
was also a Manager of the reconstituted 
Fund (1695). Appears as Alderman, 
3 May 1708. His last attendance was 
on 8 F. 1713/4. On 3 May 1714 it is 
mentioned that he left ;£ioo to the Fund. 
(M.) [124, 162, 166, 168] 

POWELL, THOMAS, M.A. {fl. 1648-92). 
C. Matric. pensioner, at Jesus Coll., 
Cambridge, 1645 ; B.A., 1648/9 ; mi- 
grated to Pembroke Hall ; M.A., 1657 ; 
incorp. at Oxford, 9 July 1657. Rector 
of St. Sidwell's, Exeter ; ejected, 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1665, report him as 
residing at Exeter, an Independent and 
conventicler ; those also of 1669 report 
" Powell, a very factious man " as preach- 
ing " In Cherry tree Alley, Bunhill," 
London, on 17 Oct. 1669 ; but this was 
probably Vavasor Powell (1617 — 27 Oct. 
1670).. Licensed, 9 D. 1672, as " Inde- 
pend' Teach'' of Exon in Devon." (C. F. 
P- T. V.) [33] 

POWELL, THOMAS (1656? -Aug. 1716). 
]p. Son of a Minister. Studied (1662- 
1664) at the grammar school in Hounds- 
ditch, of WiUiam Angel, M.A., ejected 
from the rectory of Merstham, Surrey. 
Began to preach before he was twenty ; 
in 1675 was preaching in and about 
Hertfordshire, but in 1676 returned to 
London, ministering to a congregation in 
High Hall, Cow Lane, West Smithfield, 
removing it (1701) to a vacant Meeting- 
house in Jewin Street, and again to a 
Meeting-house in Red Cross Street. 

His son William (1680 — 2 D. 1713) had 
a strange career. (Ev. W. We.) [166] 

POWELL'S ALLEY, now Moor Lane, 
runs from the South side of Chiswell 
Street, at a point nearly oppositef Bunhill 
Row. (SI.) [3] 






PRESTON. [64, 65] 


ANIEL (d. 5 Sept. 1728). Ip. Son of 
Jonathan Priestley. Entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 2 F. 168 1/2. Ordained, 
6 June 1694, at Little Horton, near Brad- 
ford, where he had been preaching from 
1690. He was Minister at the same time 
at Halifax (where Northgate End Chapel 
was built in 1696), preaching there and 
at Little Horton, alternately with Eli 
Dawson [d. 1744), who succeeded him. 
For Little Horton he received Fund 
grants (from 1704) of £6. (Ev. Fr. Hh. 
M. My.) [130] 

PRIG, i.e. PRIGG, NICHOLAS, M.A. (fl. 
1662-1696), Matric. sizar, at Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge, 1634 ; B.A., 1637/8 ; 
M.A., 1641. Vicar of Ashford, Kent ; 
ejected, 1662. A celebrated preacher. 
The portion of his wife (Scott), invested 
in land, was his maintenance after 
ejection. From the Common Fund he 
received (i 690-1 696) £6 a year. " After 
the death of his wife he was m.uch better, 
and at length died in comfort." (C. K. 
M. P. V.) [56] 

— 26 Apr. 1708). ]p. Born at Wheston 
in Tideswell parish, Derb. Son of John 
Prime. From Repton grammar school 
admitted sizar at Christ's Coll., Cam- 
bridge, I June 1649, age 17 ; matric, 
1649 ; did not graduate. Tutor in 
family of Thomas Westby, Ravensfield, 
vicar of Baslow, Derb. ; curate (1654) 
to James Fisher (d. Jan. 1665/6), vicar of 
Sheffield; both ejected, 1662. Remained 
in Sheffield. From 1662 till his death 
he maintained a lecture at Wheston. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of five preachers to "40 or 50 of the 
ordinary sort of people " every Sunday 
at Attercliffe, and every Thursday at 
ShiercUffe Hall, Sheffield, the residence of 
Rowland Hancock (d. 14 Apr. 1685) ; 
ejected from the vicarage of Ecclesfield. 
Licensed, 29 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in 
his howse in the Parish of Sheffield " ; 
also, 10 June 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in 
the Malt-howse of Rob: Brilsworth in 
Sheffield." On 31 July 1689 his house 
in Sheffield was registered for worship. 
His daughter Hephzibah (1654-1735) 
married Christopher Richardson [q.v.'] 
as her first husband. (C. Cp. Ma. Nt. 
P. T. Y.) [129, 131] 




GEORGE, M.A. (/7.1660-90). f». Educated 
in Scotland and at Saumur. Graduated 
M.A., Edin., 26 July 1634, as Georgius 
Prymrosius, minister verbi. One of four 
" joint pastors " in Hereford Cathedral ; 
ejected, 1660. Licensed, 19 Apr. 1672, 
as " Presbyterian Teacher in his howse 
in Hereford." Retired to the country, 
but returned to Hereford, 1687 ; left 
again before his death. (C. Ed. P. T.) 


PRINCE, JAMES, M.A. {fl. 1652-96). f). 
A gentleman of good family, armiger. 
Matric. at Wadham Coll., Oxford, 2 Apr. 
1652 ; B.A., 1654 ; M.A., 1657. Held 
the donative of Kingsbury, Midx. ; 
ejected, 1662. Licensed, June 1672, as 
" Presb. Teacher " in house of Richard 
Whitehall or Withall " in Farnha. 
Stafford," i.e. Farnham, Surrey. Sub- 
sequently Minister at Wokingham or 
Oakingham, Berks, till death. He is 
mentioned for a grant in 1692, but 
nothing was given. He preached a 
funeral sermon in 1696. (C. F. M. P. ' 
Sm. T.) [7] 

WOUam Reeves, B.A., of Pembroke Coll., 
Oxford (not in Foster), as ejected from 
Resbury, Bucks (no such place). Palmer 
drops Oxford, and makes the place 
Risborough (quite wrong). William 
Reeve, B.A., matric. at Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, Dec. 1607 ; B.A., 1610/1 ; 
held the sequestered vicarage of Wyrar- 
disbury (Wraysbury), Bucks ; ejected, 
1660. (C. Cp. P. V.)-] [9] 

PRINCE'S STREET, near the Royal 
Exchange ; it flanks the west side of the 
Bank of England. [2] 






25 Jan. 1698/9). An eminent school- 
master, not a preacher, in 1662. Main- 
tained his school for over forty years, 
living some time (perhaps always) at 
Ystradwalter, near Llandovery, Carm. 
Refused offers of preferment if he would 
conform, and became a Nonconformist 
Itinerant preacher. In 1675 became 
pastor to the Nonconformists in and 
about Llandovery. His congregation met 
for a time at Castellcraigwyddon, five 
miles from Llandovery. After 1682 he 
had, for some years, the pastoral charge 
of all the Nonconformist churches in 
Brecknockshire (yet he was not ordained 

tm 25 Jan. 1688). This explains his 
connection with Aberllynfi, Brec, for 
which the Common Fund voted him 
(1690-93) £6 a year. He administered 
his various charges with the aid of a 
number of preaching elders. The year 
of his birth is not given, but he was ' born, 
ordained, and died on St. Paul's day.' 
(C. M. P. Rw.) [143] 

PUCKERIDGE (' Puckerage,' ' Puck- 
ridge '), a village in the parishes of 
Braughing and Standon. [51, 52] 

PUDSTOW. [20] See Cornwall 

M.A. (d. Dec. 1716). C. Born at New- 
castle-on-Tyne. Graduated at Ediu- . 
burgh (' Punshion '), Aug. 1686. Entered 
Frankland's Academy (' Punshon ') on 
19 Feb. 1687/8. Highly commended by 
Richard Gilpin [?.».]. Lord Wharton 
[q.v.'] was the patron of the perpetual 
curacy of Ravenstonedale. The Com- 
mon Fund granted (15 June 1691) ;£io a 
year to Puncheon for Ravenstonedale, 
paid to 1693. Later he ministered at 
Branton, Northumb. ; KiUingworth, 
Northumb. ; and from 1715 or earlier at 
Riveley, Northumb. Buried at Alnwick, 
29 Dec. 1 716. (Cm. Ed. Ev. Fr. M. N. 
Nk. Pe.) [121] 


PURT, i.e. PORT, ROBERT, B.A. (b. 1624). 
C. Born at Ashbourne, Derb. ; son of 
Francis Port, gent., of Ashby-de-la- 
Zouch, Leic. ; from Repton school ad- 
mitted pensioner at St. John's CoU., 
Cambridge, n June 1636, aet. 18; B.A., 
1639/40. Rector of Barford, Norf. ; held 
(1654) the sequestered rectory of Garves- 
ton, Norf. ; ejected, 1662. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching at 
Woodnorton, Oulton, and Lammas, Norf. 
{see Finch, Martin). Often imprisoned. 
Licensed, 23 D. 1672, as " . . . Dort Congf. 
Teacftr at his owne house att Barford 
in Norffolk." Succeeded (1689 ?) John 
Money (ejected from the rectory of 
Wymondham, Norf.) as pastor of the 
Congregational church at Wattlefield, a 
hamlet of Wymondham. He is men- 
tioned in the Fund Minutes, 10 N. 1691. 
Died before the Meeting-house at 
Wymondham was built (1715). (B. C. 
Jo. M. P. T. V. Wc.) [74] 

PYE (' Pie '), SIR ROBERT, Knt. [d. 
1 701), parliamentarian, married Anne, 
daur. of John Hampden. Henry James 
Pye, poet laureate, was his descendant. 
(D.) -[6, 7] 

PYKE, BENJAMIN. [Mr. Pyke or Pike 
received from the Fund £?i a year at Cole- 
brooke, Bucks, 1706-9. (M".)] [4] 



QUAKERS. [42, 152, 153, 187] 
QUEEN CHARLTON (' Charleton '). [91] 
QUICK, JOHN, B.A. (1636—29 Apr. 1706). 
Ip. Born at Plymouth. Entered at 
Exeter Coll., Oxford, about 1650 ; ser- 
vitor, 1653 ; matric, 20 July 1654 ; 
B.A., 10 Oct. 1657. Preached at Erming- 
ton, Devon ; ordained by presbyters, 
2 Feb. 1659, at Plymouth ; held the 
sequestered vicarage of Kingsbridge with 
Churchstow, Devon, whence ejected, 1660. 
Thereafter held the perpetual curacy of 
Brixton, Devon, and held on, noncon- 
forming, tiU Sunday, 13 Dec. 1663, when 
he was arrested while preaching, and 
illegally committed to Exetor gaol ; not 
liberated till March 1664. A prosecution 
for preaching to his fellow - prisoners 
failed. On 22 March 1671/2 he signed an 
Address to the Crown, of thanks from 
Nonconformist Ministers of Devon, for 
the Indulgence. He was licensed as a 
general Presb. Teacher on 11 Apr. 1672. 
-After withdrawal of Indulgence he was 
- committed to the Marshalsea, Plymouth. 
Released, he came to London. In 1679 he 
became Minister to the English church at 
Middelburg, Holland ; but returned to 
London, 22 July 1681. Here he gathered 
a congregation (lasting till 1753) in a 
Meeting-house in Middlesex court, Bar- 
tholomew Close, Smithfield, which really 
formed part of the structure of St. Bar- 
tholomew's the Great. He favoured 
James II. 's Declaration for Liberty of 
Conscience (1687). He was active in 
rehef of French Protestant refugees. On 
22 Sept. 1690 he promised to help the 
Common Fund by "a more perfect 
account of Cornwall." His chief publica- 
tion is the " Synodicon in GalUa Re- 
formata," 1692, 2 vols, folio, containing 
the Acts and Canons of the French 
Reformed Church. His manuscript 
" Icones Sacrae," hves of 50 French and 
20 Enghsh divines, fill three foUo volumes 
in Dr. Wilhams' Library. In his latter 
years he was greatly disabled by internal 
ailments. (C. D. F. M. P. T. W. Wc.) 
[i, 4, 19, 164, 165, 180] 

RACHDALE. [59] See Lancashire 

RADBOR. See Rodbard 

RADNORSHIRE. [143, 145] 

RAINFORD. Ejected here was Roger 
Baldwin, M.A. [q.v.'] 

RAND, RICHARD, B.A. {d. 1692). C. 
Matric. sizar at Sidney Sussex Coll., 
Cambridge, 1645/6 ; B.A., 1647/8. First 
appears as rector of Easthorjpe, Ess. ; 
after 1650, rector of Mark's Tey, Ess.. ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 

report him as one of two preachers at 
Mark's Tey. Licensed, 10 June 1672, as 
" Congr. 'Teacher in the howse of Rob. 
Maidston," at Boxted, Ess. Some one 
gave him the works of John Crell, the 
Socinian, " but he said he durst not. read 
them." Died pastor at Little Baddow, 
Ess. His son died there about the same 
time. (C. E. P. T.) [38, 43] 
RANGEWORTH (' Ranger '). [46] 
RANT, . . . The family of Rant was 
important and numerous in Norfolk, but 
Rant of Swaffham has not been traced. 


RAPIER, MATTHEW. C. His surname 
is often written Raper, being doubtless so 
pronounced (c/. Napier, pronounced, in 
Scotland, Naper and Nepper). Member 
of the congregation of Thomas Cole [q.v.']. 
Attended as Manager of the Common 
Fund, 18 Aug. 1690; last attendance, 
15 May 1693. Manager (1695) of the 
Congregational Fund, and one of its' 
Correspondents for Norfolk and North- 
amptonshire. (C/. Co. M.) [27, 63, 70, 
77, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 176, 186] 

RASHLEY, JONATHAN (fl. 1670-1699). 
Calamy says that Thomas Rasley or 
Rashely, M.A., ejected from Salisbury 
[g.v.], lived at ' Abrey,' i.e. Avebury, near 
Marlborough, Wilts. ' Lydyard,' where 
Jonathan Rashley(perhaps son of Thomas) 
lived from about 1670, is either Lydiard 
Tregoze, or Lydiard Millicent (close 
together). The Common Fund granted 
him (30 May 1692) £6 a year, which was 
paid to 1699. (C. M. P.) [124] 

RASTRICK, JOHN, M.A. (26 Mar. 1650- 
18 Aug. 1727). ]p. Born at Hecking- 
ton. Line. ; son of John Raistrige. 
Graduated at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 
B.A., i66o'; M.A., 1674. Vicar of 
Kirton, Line, 1674 ; resigned, 27 N. 
1687. Preached as Nonconformist at 
Spalding, Line, till 1694 ; then at 
Rotherham, Yorks (1694-1701) ; became 
(1701) colleague to Anthony Williamson 
Iq.v.l, in the ministry of the Presbyterian 
congregation in Spinner Lane, King's 
Lynn, Norf. Adopted the Christology of 
James Peirce. Refused a grant, 1690 ; 
received grant of £5, 1693, and from 1712 
a grant oi £10 a year. 

His son WilUam {d. Aug. 1752) suc- 
ceeded him at Lynn. His manuscript 
" Index " of the Ejected (copy, dated 
1734, is in St. Margaret's Library, Lynn) 
was of much service to Palmer for his 
" Nonconformist's Memorial." {D. Ev. 
M. Tc. V.) [70, 173] 

RATFORD, EAST. [84] See Notting- 



1695). p. Bap. at Bolton, 30 Apr. 

1627. Son of William Rathband, a 
Puritan divine, some time of Little 
Lever, Lancashire, writer against 
Brownists (1644). The son, as WilUam 
Rathbone, was admitted sizar of Em- 
manuel Coll., Cambridge, 7 Apr. 1643 ; 
B.A., 1646/7. Incorp. at Oxford, as 
William Rathband, 10 Oct. 1648 ; Fellow 
of Wadham Coll., Oxford, 1648 ; M.A., 
1649. He held the vicarage of South 
Weald, Essex, from 1658, in succession 
to Thomas Goodwin, and was ejected 
thence, as " Will. Rathbone," in 1662. 
In the applications for licences he is 
called Rathband and Rathbone (without 
Christian name) ; as Rathband he was 
licensed " to be a Presb. Teacher in the 
howse of Richard Day in Horsmonden, in 
Kent." After many removes he settled 
at Highgate. His funeral sermon, 
preached at Highgate, 13 Oct. 1695, by 
Samuel Slater, M.A., his fellow-student 
at Emmanuel, is dedicated to Sarah 
Rathband, the widow, but contributes 
nothing biographical, not even the date 
of death. 

Rathband's brother, Nathaniel, M.A., 
Edin., was curate of Sowerby, 1635 ; 
preacher in York Minster 1645 ; rector 
of Prestwich, Lane, 1652 ; rector of 
Ripley, W.R,, 1657 ; resigned, 1660 (not 
in Calamy). (C. E. F. Gd. P. Y.) [3, 

RATHMELL (' RawthmeU '), then a village 
in Giggleswick parish, Yorks, now per- 
petual curacy. [129] 

RAVENSTONEDALE (' Russendaile ' ; the 
common pronunciation). Calamy gives 
Thomas ' Dodgson ' as ejected here and 
conforming afterwards. The reference 
is to Thomas Dodson [? of Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1623 ; B.A., 
1626/7 t M.A., 1630], who was ord. 
deacon, 23 May 1624, as ' hteratus,' and 
appears as vicar of Ravenstonedale in 

1628. Though his name figures in the 
list of the Presbyterian Classis (1645/6), 
he retained his cure (probably under the 
protection of Lord Wharton [?.f .]) tiU his 
death in Jan. 1672/3. (C. N. V.) [121] 

WILLIAM (d. 1693 ?). C. The Com- 
mon Fund granted (1691) £$ a year for 
work at Burnham, reduced in 1695 to 
£i{. The Meeting-house in Moor Lane, 
Colchester, was conveyed to trustees, 14 
Mar. 1691/2, by William Rawlinson, 
pastor of the church ; he was succeeded 
in Dec. 1693 by John Gledhill (see Gled- 
dall). (E.M.) [38,41] 

RAWTHMELL. [129] See Yorkshire, 

RAY. See Kay 

RAYLEIGH (' Reyleigh ') • Ejected here 
was Abraham Caley, of St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1622 ; B.A., 
1625/6 ; Fellow ; M.A., 1629 ; B.D., 
1637 ; ordained episcopally ; rector of 
Rayleigh, 24 Jan. 1643/4 ; member of 
the Fourth Presb. Classis of Essex ; 
ejected, 1662 ; offered lectureship at 
Gray's Inn, 13 Jan. 1662/3, but did not 
accept ; lived with a married daughter 
in Suffolk ; died, July 1672, on a visit to 
Stephen Bull, his nephew and successor 
at Rayleigh. (C. E. V.) The rector 
referred to was John Duffe, M.A., insti- 
tuted 15 Jan. 1679/80 ; on 28 Aug. 1690, 
Hugh Pine, B.A., was instituted " per 
depr. Duffe." (Nc.) [41, 42] 

1713)- IP. Born at Kidderminster. 
Sent to Cambridge by Richard Baxter 
[g.v.], whose assistant he became. Sizar- 
at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 18 June 1652 ; 
matric, 1652 ; B.A., 1655/6. Rector 
of Witley Magna, Wore, (in the patron- 
age of the Foley family) ; ejected, 1662. 
In June 1672 he was hcensed as a Presb. 
Teacher in his house, Stanbrook, Wore. 
In London he acted as reader and pre- 
centor when Baxter preached. A Meet- 
ing-house was built for him in Dyot 
Street, Great RusseU Street ; preaching 
there, 30 Apr. 1676, he was sent to prison. 
In his preaching he used the Common 
Prayer ; hence a pamphleteer calls him 
" the Con-non-forming Mungril." From 
1687 he ministered, undisturbed, till his 
retirement to Hampstead, where he died. 
He was specially interested in Dedding- 
ton, Oxon, subscribing for it (1690—92) 
;£io a year. {An. C. Ca. M. P. T. Tc. V. 
W.) [165] 

READING. Ejected here in 1662 was 
Christopher Fowler, M.A. ; born at 
Marlborough, Wilts ; son of John Fowler ; 
entered Magdalen Coll., Oxford, 1627 ; 
matric, 14 Oct. 1631, aged 17 ; B.A., 
1 63 1/2 ; rem. to St. Edmund's Hall; 
M.A., 1634 ; rector of West Woodhey, 
Berks, 1640 ; vicar of St. Mary's, Read- 
ing, 1643 ; refused the engagement, 1649 ; 
lecturer at St. Margaret's, Lothbury, 
1652 ; Fellow of Eton Coll. (ejected 
thence, i56o); hcensed, 2 May 1672, as 
Congr. Teacher at Chesham, Herts ; died 
in Southwark, 15 Jan. 1676/7. (C. D. 
F. P. (not in Rr.) T.) [6] 

REDGWELL. [40] See Essex 

REDRUTH. [19] 

REHAKOSHT, P. [186] 



REIGATE.- [109] 

M.A. {28 O. 1625—26 F. 1697/8). Ip. 
Son of William Reynolds, Abchurch Lane, 
London, citizen, clothworker, and Russia 
merchant. From the Charterhouse 
school he proceeded (1641) to Emmanuel 
Coll., Cambridge ; B.A., 1644/5 ; M.A., 
1648 (incorp. at Oxford, 10 Oct. 1649). 
After nearly two years in business in 
Russia as his father's agent, he joined 
John Whitlock [q.v.] at Leighton Buzzard, 
Beds, in Dec. 1646. Lecturer at St. 
Mary's, Nottingham, 1651, and active 
in the Nottingham Classis, 1656-60 ; 
ejected, 1662. Accompanied Whitlock in 
all his subsequent movements. Licensed, 
I May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in the 
howse of Joseph James," Nottingham ; 
an application for the County Hall was 
refused. His daughter married Samuel 
Coates Iq.v.]. (C. F. No. P. T. V.) [82, 

REPTON. [25] 

RETFORD {' Ratford '), EAST, For this 
place (with James Wright (1651-1694) 
[q.v.} as Minister) the Common Fund 
granted (1691) £10 a year ; reduced (1695) 
tO;£6. (ikf.) [84] 

a Manager, 2 Mar. 1 690/1, replacing 
Coward [q-v.}. His appointment was 
conveyed through John Jurin [q.v.] ; 
hence he is presumed to be of the same 
denomination. His last attendance was 
on 15 May 1693. i^-) [162] 

REYLEIGH. [41, 42] See Essex 

REYNOLDS, JOHN {d. 25 D. 1692). p. 
Born at Winfarthing, Norf. Son of 
Cooper Reynolds, rector of Winfarthing. 
From the grammar schools of Shelfanger 
and Winfarthing admitted sizar at 
Gonville and Caius Coll., Cambridge, 26 
S. 1646, age 16 ; matric, 1647 ; B.A., 
1650/1 ; M.A., 1654. Ejected from the 
rectory of Roughton, Norf., apparently 
not till 6 F. 1662/3. Licensed, 25 July 
1672, as a Presb. Teacher " in his howse 
in Bunhill fields, London." Colleague 
with Samuel Slater, M.A. [q.v.], at Crosby 
Hall, Bishopsgate. Joined in Address 
of thanks to James II., 1687 {see AIsop, 
Vincent). {B. C. Go. P. T. V. W.) [165] 

REYNOLDS, THOMAS (1668? -25 Aug. 
1727)- 1p. Born in London; brought 
up under ministry of John Howe. Meant 
first for the law. Entered Charles Mor- 
ton's Academy, Newington Green (1683) ; 
proceeded to Geneva (1685), under Turre- 
tin, and to Utrecht (1686-9). Returned 
to London, 1689. Stephen Lobb and 
Stephen Ford, whom he assisted, were 

Congregational. He further assisted 
Howe, at Silver Street (City). He was 
one of seven (including Calamy) who 
were on 22 June 1694 " ordained minister 
of the catholic church," in Annesley's 
Meeting-house, Little St. Helen's ; this 
being the first pubUc ordination among 
London Dissenters since 1662. In 1695 
succeeded Thomas Kentish (ejected from 
Middleton, Durham) at Great Eastcheap. 
Removed the congregation (1697) to a 
Meeting-house over the King's Weigh- 
house, where he preached till death. 
Elected a Fund Manager, 25 O. 1697. In 
1719 he was strongly with the Subscribers 
at Salters' Hall. He lived " in Rood- 
lane, near Fanchurch-str'." (D. Ev. W. 
We.) [3] 
RHOSEYGWYLYN (' Rhoseygilwen '). 

RICH, LADY. Apparently tliis is Frances 
(1638 — 27 Jan. 1720/1), youngest daughter 
of Ohver Cromwell, married (i) on 11 N. 
1657 to Hon. Robert Rich [d. 16 F. 
1657/8, aged 23), grandson and heir of 
Robert, earl of Warwick ; (2) on 7 May 
1663 to Sir John Russell, bart. (1632- 
1669), of Chippenham, Cambs, by whom 
she had five children. The Rich family 
had estates in the Ongar neighbourhood. 
(Pe.) [39] 
RICHARDS, DAVID (d. 1690 ?). [143] 
(1618/9-Dec. 1698). Ip, Born in 
York; baptized, 17 Jan. 1618/9. Matric. 
sizar, at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 1633 '• 
B.A., 1636/7 ; M.A., 1640. Held from 
1646 the sequestered rectory of Kirk- 
heaton, Yorks ; ejected, 1 660/1. Bought 
LasseU Hall in Kirkheaton parish and 
there preached. Licensed, 8 May 1672, 
as " Presb. Teacher " in the house of 
Wilham {i.e. Thomas] Cotton, Denby 
Grange, Penistone, Yorks, whom he 
served as chaplain, preaching also at 
Sheffield and at Norton, Derb. On 30 
Sept. 1672 licence was noted for " the 
house of Christopher Richardson in yi= 
Township Layton, Yorsh. Pr." Left 
LasseU Hall, 1687, for Liverpool, preach- 
ing there alternately with Toxteth Park 
(according to Calamy) till death, and 
assisted by Samuel Angier [?.!/.]. Rich- 
ardson appears to have been the first 
settled Nonconformist Minister in Liver- 
pool, with a Meeting-house in Castle Hey, 
new in 1689. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report only Anabaptists. In Feb. 1672/3 
licence was noted for " the house of T'ho: 
Christian of Leverpoole in Lancash. Pr." 
Richardson was buried in Liverpool on 
5 Dec. 1698. 



His son Christopher, hap. at Kirk- 
heaton, 15 June 1656, was educated at 
Bromsgrove under Henry Hickman, B.D. 
{d. 1692), ejected from the vicarage of 
Brackley, Northants. He entered Frank- 
land's Academy, 3 June 1674, but was 
not ordained. He died at Lassell Hall 
and was bur. at Kirkheaton, 28 Aug. 
1721. (C. D. Fr. Nk. Nl. P. Rl. T. Tc. V. 
Wc. Y. ) [58] 

RICHMOND, Yorks, N.R. (misplaced m 
E.R.) [139] 


RIDGE, JOHN, B.A. (1590 ?-i637 ?). 
Born at Oxford. Matric. at St. John's 
Coll., Oxford, 16 June 1610, aged 20 ; 
B.A., 1612. Ordained deacon by John 
Bridges, bishop of Oxford ; presbyter 
(probably) by Robert Echlin, bishop of 
Down and Connor. Admitted by Echlin, 
7 July 1619, to the vicarage of Antrim. 
Refusing to subscribe the new canons, he 
was licensed (not deprived) by Henry 
LesKe, Echhn's successor, on 12 Aug. 
1636. He retired to Irvine, Ayrshire, 
and soon died. The Antrim Meeting, on 
the first Friday in each month, which he 
began in 1626, was originally designed to 
counteract fanatical excesses fostered by 
James Glendinning, vicar of Carnmoney, 
Co. Antrim, in connection with a revival 
meeting, held on the last Friday in each 
month, at the residence of Hugh Camp- 
bell, a layman from Ayrshire, at Oldstone, 
near Antrim. (D.) [155] 

RIDGEWELL. Ejected here was Daniel 
Ray, born at Sudbury, Suff. ; son of 
Ambrose Ray, mercer ; from Sudbury 
school adm. sizar at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 29 June 1652, aet. 16 ; matric, 
1652 ; B.A., 1655/6 ; M.A., 1659 ; held 
the sequestered rectory of Debden, Ess., 
till 1660 ; vicar of Ridgewell ; ejected, 
1662 ; licensed, 22 July 1672, as Pr. 
Teacher in his house at Ridgewell ; house 
Ucensed Pr. same date ; removed, 1673, 
to Burshall, Suff. (a living held along with 
Bramford), where the vicar let him 
preach every other Sunday ; d. 1677, in 
42nd year. (C. E. Jo. T. V.) [40] 

RIKAY, THOMAS. (Bl.) [180] 

RILSTON, otherwise Rylstone (' Rulston '), 
W.R. (misplaced in N.R.) [136] 

RINGHAY (■ Rugeley ') CHAPEL (see 
Cheshire) was in Nonconformist hands till 
the forcible ejection which led to the 
building of Hale Chapel, Chesh., in 1720. 
[Ev. Uc.) [15] 

RINGWOOD. [102] 

RISLEY, THOMAS, M.A. (27 Aug. 1630- 
1716). Ip, Born near Warrington. 
Second son of Thomas Risley (1588 — 14 

O. 1670), of Newton -in- the -WUlows, 
parish of Winwlck. Matric. ' pleb.', at 
Pembroke Coll., Oxford, 9 I>- 1650 ; B.A., 
1652 ; Fellow, 1654 ; M.A., 1655. In 
1662 he was given a year's grace to con- 
sider the terms of conformity ; though 
ordained deacon and presbyter (10 N. 
1662) by Edward Reynolds, bishop of 
Norwich, he resigned his fellowship. 
Four years later he declined an invitation 
to return to a better post in the Univer- 
sity, but continued to preach to his neigh- 
bours at Croft, in the manor of Culcheth, 
parish of Winwick, where his barn was 
registered, July 1689, forming them (1689) 
into a congregation, and erecting (1707) 
a Meeting-house for them at Risley, 
near by. A grant of £5, made to him as 
" a present Supply," in 1706, was per- 
haps in view of the building. He re- 
ceived grants from the Congregational 
Fund. Buried at Risley Chapel. (C. Ev. 
F. Nl. M. P. X.) [59] 

RIVINGTON. The election to the per- 
petual curacy (now vicarage) of Riving- 
ton Chapel was, and is, by the parishioners. 
Samuel Newton, son of John Newton, 
yarn-seller, of Ashton-under-Lyne, from a 
school at Newton Heath, Lane, was ad- 
mitted sizar, at St. John's Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 2 Aug. 1654, aet. 16 ; matric, 
1654 ; B.A., 1658/9 ; appointed at 
Rivington, 1659 ? ; ejected, 1660 ; but 
after preaching at Darwen, returned in 
1669 or 1670, and was licensed as Gfall 
Pr. Teacher ; the Meeting - place in 
Rivington, i.e. Rivington Chapel, was 
licensed, 16 July 1672, Pr. ; here he 
preached till his death, 11 Mar. 1682/3 • 
Calamy gives his age as " not above 
Forty " ; it is usually given as 48, but 
was probably 44. He was succeeded by 
John Walker {q.v.l. (C. Jo. Nl. Rt. T. V.) 

sisted Thomas RoseweU, M.A., at Jamaica 
Row, Rotherhithe, chiefly at the Lord's 
Supper, for several years prior to 1692. 
Living in 1705. {W. We.) [3] 

ROBINSON, ISAAC {fl. 1690-1723). ]p. 
Brother of Benjamin Robinson [q.v.]. 
Minister at Potterspury, Northants, 1 704- 
1711 ; Chesham, Bucks, 1712-23. {M.} 
[26, 29] 

lain of London. Knighted at the Guild- 
hall, 29 Oct. 1692. From the Fund 
Minutes it appears that he was interested, 
in Nonconformity at Stockton-on-Tees. 
His subscription was in arrear at Mid- 
summer 1693. (Af. S.) [164] 

ROBINSON, ... [21] 



(1666 — 30 Apr. 1724). Ip. Born at 
Derby. Educated in the Academy of 
John Woodhouse [q.v-]. Chaplain to 
Sir John Gell, Hopton, Derb. ; at Nor- 
manton to Samuel Saunders. Minister 
at Findern (ordained at Mansfield, 10 O. 
1688) ; kept school there ; removed, 
1693, to Hungerford, Berks, where his 
school developed (1696) into an Academy 
for ministerial training ; removed, 1700, 
to London as successor to Woodhouse ; 
Fund Manager from 3 F. 1700/1 ; Salters' 
Hall lecturer, 1705 ; an original Trustee, 
171 1, of Daniel Williams' foundations ; 
a sulDscriber at Salters' Hall, 1719. At 
that time he was living " in Spittle- 
Square, numb. 5, near Bishopsgate-Barr." 
(O. Ev. M.) [25] 

(d. May 1696). (J. He appears at 
Southampton in 1643, preaching, but not 
ordained. In Oct. 1648 'he held the 
rectory of St. Lawrence, Southampton ; 
before 1653 (probably by 1650) he was 
rector of All Saints', Southampton ; 
ejected, 1662. He suffered imprison- 
ment for conventicling. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching 
at Southampton to a conventicle " of In- 
dependants greater than all the rest," 
viz. three of Presbyterians, three of Ana- 
baptists, one of Quakers and one Fifth 
Monarchy. Licensed, 17 Apr. 1672, to 
preach " in the House of Anne Knight 
Widdow," Southampton ; also, 30 Apr. 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher in his howse in 
Southampton " ; also, 22 July 1672, 
being " of the Congregationall perswasion 
to teach in the house of John Wheale," 
and in that of Thomas Phelps, both at 
Romsey, Hants. At Southampton he 
founded the Above Bar congregation, 

• organised, 3 Aug. 1688, with ruling elders 
at the unanimous vote of the congrega- 
tion, who hoped that " God shall persuade 
our said pastor," since Robinson himself 
was " not in all points satisfied concerning 
the office of ruhng elders " (and therefore 
no Presbyterian in theory). In 1694 
William Bolar became his assistant. The 
father of Isaac Watts [q.v.'] was one of his 
deacons. He was buried at All Saints', 
Southampton, on 27 May 1696. {As. C. 
Ds. P. T.) [100] 

ROCHDALE. Ejected here was Robert 
Bath or Booth, born in Kent; of Brasenose 
Coll., Oxford ; matric, 6 Dec. 1622, aged 
16; B.A., 1625/6; M.A., 1629; married a 
niece of Archbishop Laud, who sent him 
to Lancashire (his father, John, was a 
Manchester man) ; vicar of Rochdale, 

2 Mar. 1635/6 ; member of the Bury 
Classis ; ejected, 1662 ; preaching at 
Rochdale in 1669 ; licensed, 8 May 1672, 
as Pr. Teacher in a house called Under- 
wood in Rochdale parish ; d. 12 Mar. 
1673/4. (C. F. Nk. T.) [59, 61] 

ROCHESTER. Ejected here was AUyn 
Acworth (25 July 1613-1674) of Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford ; matric, 4 Nov. 1631, aged 
18 ; rem. to New Inn Hall; B.A., 1633 ; 
M.A., 1635/6 ; vicar of St. Nicholas', 
Rochester, 1649 ; ejected, i65o ; vicar of 
Wandsworth, Surrey, 1661 ; apparently 
conformed. (C. F. K.) [55] 

ROCK, WILLIAM [b. 1624 ?). [? Born at 
Shrewsbury. Son of 'Thomas Rocke, 
glover. From Shrewsbury grammar 
school admitted sizar at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 9 Apr. 1640, act. 16 ; matric, 
1640, as " Knock " ; did not graduate.] 
Ejected from the vicarage of Mayfield, 
Staff. (C. Jo. P. V.) [96] 

RODBARD, THOMAS, Alderman. Jp. 
His surname is also spelled Rodberd and 
Radbor ; he is probably identical mth 
Thomas, Robards, who in 1677 was a 
merchant in George Yard, Lombard 
Street. Chosen as a Correspondent for 
Somerset, 14 July 1690. First attended 
as Manager, 10 Nov. 1690. He was also 
a Manager of the reconstituted Fund 
(1695). His last attendance was on 8 
June 1713. (Ld. M.) [92, 162, 168] 

ROGERS, EDWARD (d. 1703 ?). Jp. 
Calamy makes him ejected from the 
rectory of Westcote, Glouc, and also 
from Medley, Heref., and thinks one of 
the two was a sequestered hving. Edward 
Loggine, M.A., was rector of Westcote, 
1630-72 ; Rogers may have been his 
curate, there is no evidence of sequestra- 
tion. Medley is in Oxfordshire, but it is 
not a benefice, it is in the parish of Wol- 
vercote. John Reeve, M.A., ejected, 
1660, from the sequestered rectory of 
Springfield, Essex, was Presbyterian 
preacher at Chelmsford till his removal 
to London (1680) ; it is not known at 
what date Rogers succeeded him. (C. E, 
P. Wc.) [38] 

1658-N0V. 1728). ]p. Born at Bar- 
nard Castle, Durh. Son of John Rogers 
(21 Apr. 1610 — 28 N. 1680), ejected 
(1662) from the vicarage of Croghn, 
Cumb. Matric. at Glasgow, 1673, and 
graduated M.A., afterwards studying 
under Edward Veal [?.f.]. Evening 
Lecturer at Crosby Square, Bishopsgate. 
After 1682, prostrated by hereditary 
hypochondria. Recovering in 1690, he 
was evening Lecturer at Crosby HaU in 



conjunction with Thomas Kentish [?.".]• 
In 1692 he became assistant to John 
Shower [q.v.']. Presented in 1692 two of 
his pubUcations to Glasgow University 
" in token of his gratitude." Left the 
ministry in 1707, his hypochondria re- 
turning. Retired to Wantage, Berks, 
and there died ; buried. 29 N. 1728. (D. 
Gm. W.) [3, 166] 

ROKEBY, MADAM. Probably Elizabeth 
{d. 28 Jan. 1705/6), daughter of Thomas 
Bourchier, and widow of William Rokeby 
(1632 — 2 Feb. 1662/3) of Sandall. For 
another William Rokeby, see Shaw, 
Joseph, (if.) [139] 


ROMFORD (' Rumford '). [40] 

ROMSEY (' Rumsey '). Ejected here was 
John Warren ; possibly related to Thomas 
Warren, M.A. [q-v.]. Presented, 1664, for 
not attending Romsey parish church. 
(C.) [loi] 

B.A. (1621-1712 ?). Son of Edward 
Roode, incumbent of Thame, Oxford- 
shire. Matric. at New. Inn Hall, Oxford, 
27 Oct. 1637, aged 16 ; B.A., 1641 ; 
incorp. at Cambridge, 1645. After the 
exclusion of the bishops (1642) he was 
chaplain to the House of Lords. In 1648 
he succeeded Herbert Palmer as preacher 
in the New Chapel (now Christ Church), 
Westminster, from which he was ejected. 
Retiring to Hackney, he assisted William 
Bates, D.D., at Mare Street. He preached 
later (from 1685 ?) at Clapham. The 
allusion to services for the prisoners at 
the Compter [q.v.] is interesting. A 
" very strong healthy man," he lived to be 
upwards of ninety, but the date of death 
is not recorded. (C. F. We.) [3] 

ROPE MAKERS ALLEY, starting west- 
ward just above the north-west end of 
the section known as Little Moorfields, is 
represented now by Ropemaker Street, 
Finsbury. Daniel Defoe died at his 
lodgings in this Alley. {Lo. SI.) [3] 

ROSE, THOMAS {d. 1697). ff>. Born 
near Shef&eld. Educ. at Rotherham 
grammar school. With his schoolfellows 
did " great execution " on a detachment 
of the king's forces during the Civil War. 
Vicar of Blidworth, Notts ; ejected, 1662. 
Removing to Nottingham, he was there 
imprisoned ; he afterwards hved in the 
adjoining hamlet of Adbolton. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching to " Presbyterians in great 
numbers Taylors, weavers, & poore 
Mechanicks. At the houses of William 
Marsh & Mordecai Shepheard, West 
Bridgeford," Notts ; also to " about 30 " 

persons in Wysall, Notts, " Att the house 
of John Cumberland on the Lords day 
both morning & evening in time of Divine 
Service " ; also, as one of two preachers to 
20 persons in Bradmore, Notts, " At the 
house of Mr Robert Kirkby on Sundayes, 
morning & evening, in time of Divine 
Service." Licensed, 2 May 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher in his howse," Adbolton, Notts. 
Again imprisoned during the Monmouth 
rebellion, he resumed preaching, and died 
under excommunication. The Common 
Fund granted him, 1690, £6 a year at 
Adbolton (reduced from 1 695 to £^) . His 
death was reported by Dr. Bates on 10 
May 1697. 

His son Thomas was ordained bv pres- 
byters at Mansfield in 168 1. (C. M. P. T. 
Y.) [83] 

ROSS, Heref. [45, 48] 

ROSSITER, . . . Rossiter (no Christian 
name) is given in Evans' List as one of 
three preachers at Westbury; Wilts, 171 7 ; 
he is mentioned in the Fund Minutes, 
7 Jan. 1716/7, at the head of a number of 
neighbouring Ministers testifying to a 
Student. He died before 1729. {Ev. M.) 
[92, 93] 

ROSTON (' Rosson '), a hamlet in Norbury 
parish, Derb., not far from the Stafford- 
shire border. [27] 

ROTHERHAM (' Rotheram '), W.R. (mis- 
placed in N.R.). Ejected here was Luke 
Clayton, b. at Rotherham, of Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge ; matric. sizar, 1637 ; B.A., 
1640/1 ; rem. to St. Catharine's Hall ; 
M.A., 1644 ; vicar of Rotherham ; held 
on there till Jan. 1662/3 and was im- 
prisoned in consequence ; preacher some 
years at Greasbrough Chapel, then in 
Rotherham parish ; preaching at Rother- 
ham and Swaith in 1669 ; licensed, 30 
Apr. 1672, as Grail Pr. Teacher; d. 13 
June 1674, aged about 50. (C. Rb. T. Tc. 
V.) [136] 

ROTHERHITHE (' Rotherith '). [3] 

ROTHWELL (' Rowell '). [76, 184 sqq.] 

ROUSE, LADY. Elizabeth {d. 1692), 
daughter of John Lisley, of Moxhall, War., 
married Sir Edward Rouse, bart. {d. 5 
Nov. 1677),, of Rouselench, Wor. (Ba.) 

ROW, i.e. ROWE, BENONI (1659—30 Mar. 
1706). C. Born in London. Son of 
William Rowe by his wife AUce, daughter 
of Thomas Scott, the regicide. Educ. at 
Newington Green under Theophilus Gale, 
M.A. [q.v.]. Ministered at Epsom, Surr. 
(1690-99), and then succeeded Stephen 
Lobb [q.v.] at Fetter Lane. A Manager 
(1696) of the Congregational Fund. He 
married Sarah, only daughter of John 



Rowe (1626 — 18 Oct. 1677), ejected 
(1660) from Westminster Abbey (who is 
often described as his father). 

His eldest son, Thomas (i687-i7i5),was 
husband of Elizabeth Rowe, the poetess. 
(Cf. Co. D. Nq. (8 Nov. 1912) W.) [3] 
ROWE, THOMAS, M.A. (1631— 9 Oct. 
1680). ip. Born at North Petherwin, 
Devon. Son of Thomas Rowe, attorney. 
Matric. at Exeter Coll., Oxford, 17 Dec. 
1656 ; B.A., 1654 '• rem. to Gloucester 
Hall, and thence to New Coll., M.A., 
1657, ''•nd Chaplain. Rector of Lytchett 
Matravers, Dors., 1657 ; ejected, 1662. 
Preached some time as chaplain in house 
of Thomas Moore, at Spargrove, in Bat- 
combe parish, Som. The Episc. Re- 
turns, 1665, report him as " Resident at 
Hampleston," i.e. Ham Preston, Dors. 
Preached at Little Canford, near Wim- 
borne. Licensed, 8 May 1672, as "Pr. 
Teacher " in his house at Wimborne, 
Dors., also (same date) as " Grail Pr. 
Teacher." A Meeting-house at Wim- 
borne, the first in Dorset, was built in 
1672. He died at Wimborne, and was 
buried at Lytchett, where he had married 
(1665) Sarah Conant. (C. F. Od. P. T.) 


ROWE, THOMAS (1657—18 Aug. 1705). 
C. I5orn in London. Elder son of John 
Rowe (1626 — 18 Oct. 1677), ejected (1660) 
from Westminster Abbey. Probably 
educ. at Newington Green under Theo- 
philus Gale, M.A. [q-v.]. In 1678 he suc- 
ceeded Gale both in his Academy and his 
ministry. The congregation he removed 
(1681) from Holborn to Girdlers' Hall, 
Basinghall Street. The Academy mi- 
grated, first to Clapham, next (1687 ?) to 
Little Britain. As a tutor, he made his 
mark in " free philosophy," untrammelled 
by the Aristotelian tradition ; no tutor 
turned out more pupils of distinction ; 
several had bursaries from the Fund. 
He was an original Manager (1695) of the 
Congregational Fund, and one of its 
correspondents for Cornwall, Devon, and 
Somerset. In 1699 he succeeded Stephen 
Lobb [?.ti.] as a Pinners' Hall lecturer. 
(Cf. Co. D. W.) [35, 42, no, 165, 183] 

ROWE, THOMAS [fl. 1690- 1735). f). 
Son of Thomas Rowe, M.A. (1631-1680) 
[q.v.'\. He received from the Common 
Fund (1691) a bursary of £^, while under 
Thomas Rowe (i 657-1 705) [?.f.] (of a 
difierent family), and (1692) a bursary 
of ;£io for study at Utrecht. He was 
Minister at Poole, Dors., in 1735. (C. M. 
Mh. P. ) [35] 

ROWLEY REGIS. Ejected here was 
William Turton, B.A. [?.f.]. [96] 

ROYSTON. Ejected here was Nathaniel 
Ball (1623-July 1672), of King's Coll., 
Camb. ; matric. sizar, 1644 ; B.A., 
1647/8 ; ? M.A., 1660 ; held the seques- 
tered rectory of Barley, Herts, 1652 (?) ; 
ejected, 1660 ; vicar of Royston, 1660 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; preaching at Thaxted, 
Ess., in 1669 ; licensed, 25 May 1672, as 
Grail Pr. Teacher, being of Little Chishall, 
Ess. ; licensed, July and 10 Aug. 1672, 
as Pr. Teacher in his house at Epping, 
Ess. ; his house licensed, same dates, Pr. 
(C. T. Uh. V.) [51] 

RUGBY. [119] 

RUGELY CHAPPELL. [15] See Cheshire 

RULSTON. [136] See Yorkshire, W.R. 

RUMFORD. [40] See Essex 

RUMSEY. [loi] See Hampshire 

RUSSENDAILE. [121] See Westmor- 

RUSTON, EAST. Ejected here, in 1662, 
was John Elwood, who afterwards con- 
formed [? of Sidney Sussex Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; matric. sizar, 1648/9 ; B.A., 
1652/3 ; M.A., 1656] ; he was vicar of 
East Ruston, 1661 ; also vicar of Happis- 
burgh, with Walcot, Norf., 1661 ; he 
again became vicar of Happisburgh, 1667, 
also rector of Ridlington, Norf., 1668. 
(C. Nb. V.) [74] 

RUTHIN. Ejected here was Ellis or 
EUsha Rowland (son of Rowland Thomas, 
of Beaumaris, Anglesea), admitted 
(' Elizeus ') sizar at St. John's Coll., 
Cambridge, 5 July 1639, aged 18 ; did 
not graduate ; warden of Ruthin College ; 
ejected, 1660 ? ; his wife kept school ; 
licensed (' EUise '), Sgpt. 1672, as Pr., 
being of Carnarvon ; his house there 
licensed, same time, Pr. ; fied to Cheshire ; 
d. there about 1683. (C. Jo. T. V.) [141, 

RUTLAND. [87, 168, 176] All is in the 
Book-keeper's hand, except the headings 
" Rutland " in the earliest handwriting. 
The returns are numbered 22, 82, and 
Okeham is Oakham [i?.!'.] 

RYE. [116] 

RYTHER, JOHN (d. 27 Jan. 1703/4). C. 
Son of John Ryther (i632-June 1681), 
son of a Quaker at York, ejected, 1662, 
from the vicarage of Ferryby, Yorks. 
Chaplain in merchant ships to the East 
and West Indies ; pastor from 1686 of 
Bridlesmith Gate congregation, Notting- 
ham, removed (3 O. 1689) to Castle Gate. 
His daughter Anne married Robert 
Kippis (d. 1730), and was mother of 
Andrew Kippis, D.D. (28 Mar. 1725 — 8 
O- 1795). the biographer. (C. D. No. P.) 
[82, 84] 




Suf&eld family was prominent in the 
early history of the Evesham congrega- 
tion. Among the original trustees of the 
Oat Street Meeting-house (3 Oct. 1737) for 
" Protestant Dissenters commonly called 
Presbyterians " were Gerard Suffield, of 
London, gentleman, and Thomas Suffield, 
of Evesham, maltster. (Cr., 1852.) [127] 

SAFFORD, THOMAS, B.A. {b. 1621). HJ, 
Third son of Bartholomew Safford, rector 
of Enmore, Som. Matric. at New Inn 
Hall, Oxford, 26 Jan. 1637/8, aged 16 ; 
B.A., 1641. Appointed (1646) to rectory 
of Isfield, Suss. ; ejected, 1660 ; held 
the chapelry of BicknoUer, Som., in suc- 
cession to his brother, Bartholomew ; 
ejected, 1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, 
report him as one of the preachers at 
various houses in BicknoUer and Stogum- 
ber ; also at houses in Crowcombe, Som. ; 
also at the house of George Poole, String- 
ston, Som. ; also to 40 persons at houses 
in Holford, Som. ; also to 260 persons at 
various houses in Bridgwater, Som. 
Licensed, 8 May 1672, as " Pr. Teacher in 
the howses of Richard Gilhng and Hannah 
Safford " in BicknoUer, Som. There he 
continued many years. (C. F.P.T.) [91] 

SAFFRON WALDEN (' Waldon '). [40, 


SAGAR, CHARLES, B.A. (1636—13 F. 
1697/8). Ip. Born at Ightenhill, parish 
of Whalley, Lane. Son of Thomas Sagar, 
farmer. From Burnley grammar school 
admitted sizar at St. John's Coll., Cam- 
bridge, 28 May 1653, aet. 17 ; matric, 
1653 ; B.A., 1657. Master (21 Jan. 
1655/6) of Blackburn grammar school ; 
ejected, 1660. Began to preach, 1660 ; 
left Blackburn (1666) owing to the Five 
Mile Act. The Episc. Returns., 1669, 
report at Blackburn " Severall Con- 
venticles of Nonconformists, the hearers of 
them usually to the number of 100 of all 
sorts & condicons." Licence noted, Feb. 
1672/3, to Charles Sagar, " Pr. Teacher 
of Blackborne Lancash." Imprisoned, 
1683. Ministered at Walmsley (1686-7) 
and at Darwen, 1687 till death. Buried 
at Blackburn. (C. Jo. Nl. P. T. V.) [6i, 

SAGAR, or SAGER, JOSHUA (1665/6 ?- 
28 Mar. 1710). Ip, Son of Charles 
Sagar [q.v.]. Entered Frankland's Aca- 
demy, 9 June 1683. Preached at Alver- 
thorpe (near Wakefield) and Pontefract, 
alternating at both places with Peter 
Naylor (1636-May 1690), ejected from 
Westhoughton Chapel, Lane, and, after 
Naylor's death, with Jeremiah Gill [q.v.]. 

Ordained at Darwen, 20 Sept. 1693. 
Recognised pastor at Alverthorpe, 1693. 
The part of Lupset House in his possession 
was registered for worship, July 1696. 
His congregation removed to a new 
Meeting-house in Westgate, Wakefield, 
opened 29 Aug. 1697. He was buried 
at Tingley, in West Ardsley parish, W.R., 
on 31 Mar. 1710, being " about 44 " at 
death. He married (18 May 1692) 
Baptista {d. 28 June 1739), daughter of 
Capt. Poole of Wakefield (cousin to 
Matthew Poole, M.A. [q.v.]). {Fr. W. My. 
Nr. Ps. Sr. Wm.) 

He has been confused with another 
Joshua Sagar, baptized 6 Jan. 1655 (Cp.), 
in i6th year in 1680, i.e. born in 1665 
(Nk.) ; son of John Sagar of Bradford, 
matric. sizar, at Christ's Coll., Cambridge, 
Dec. 1681 ; B.A., 1681/2 ; ord. deacon at 
York, Dec. 1690 ; priest, Sept. 1692. 
(Cp.Nk.) [130] 

JOHN (1622 — 26 D. 1699). Calamy 
makes him M.A. and Fellow of Queens' 
Coll., Cambridge ; no trace of him at that 
University or at Oxford or DubUn. 
Rector of WorUngton, Sufi. ; ejected, 16 
Feb. 1662/3. Retired to his estate at 
Walsham-le-Willows, Suff. Imprisoned, 
1670, for conventicUng. Licensed, 30 Apr. 
1672, as " Pr. Teacher" in his house at 
Walsham, house licensed Pr. same date. 
Preached also, by connivance, in Wal- 
sham parish church and in that of Bad- 
well Ash, adj acent ; imprisoned for this 
at Bury St. Edmunds, 1683-6. The Com- 
mon Fund voted him, 9 N. 1691, £8 a 
year for Walsham, reduced (1695) to £6, 
and paid to 1699. His funeral sermon 
was preached in Walsham church by 
Josiah Chorley [q.v.]. {B. C. M. P. T.) 

SALISBURY. Ejected here were: (i) 
William fiyre (son of Giles, of White- 
parish, Wilts), of Magdalen HaU, Oxford; 
matric, 3 July 1629, aged 16 ; B.A., 
1632 ; M.A., 1635 ; rector of Compton 
Bassett, Wilts, 1641 ; held the seques- 
tered rectory of Odstock, Wilts, 1641 ; 
Lecturer at St. Edmund's, Salisbury, 
1654 ; ejected, 1662 ; after a time retired 
to his estate at Melksham, Wilts ; d. 
there, buried 30 Jan. 1669/70. {C. F.) (2) 
Thomas Rashley, or Rashely, of Trinity 
Coll., Cambridge ; matric. pensioner, 
1629 ; B.A., 1632/3 ; Fellow, 1633 ; M.A., 
1636 ; one of the subscribers to the Wilt- 
shire testimony, 1648 ; his position at 
SaUsbury is not known ; after ejection 
he lived at Avebury, Wilts. (C. Tc. V.) 
(3) John Strickland (from Westmorland) . 



of Queen's Coll., Oxford ; matric, 15 May 
1618, aged 17 ; B.A., 1622 ; M.A., 1625 ; 
B.D., 1632 ; licensed to preach, 1633 ; 
chaplain to earl of Hertford ; rector of 
Podymore Milton, Som., 1632 ; rector 
of St. Peter-the-Poor, London, 27 Oct. 
1643 ; member of the Westminster 
Assembly ; master of St. Nicholas' 
Hospital, East Harnham, Wilts, 1646 ; 
vicar of Lancaster, 12 Nov. 1647 ; rector 
of St. Edmund's, Salisbury, 1649 (his 
admission also to the vicarage of Kendal, 
16 July 1656, seems to have been an 
accommodation, ended in 1659) ; ejected, 
1662 ; preaching at Sahsbury and Tis- 
bury, Wilts, in 1669; buried in St. Ed- 
mund's churchyard, 25 Oct. 1670. (C. F. 
N. Nk. T.) (4) William Troughton [q.v.]. 

SALISBURY STREET is not in Rother- 
hithe, though very near it, but in Ber- 
mondsey ; it runs northward towards 
the Thames from Jamaica Road to 
Bermondsey Wall. [3] 
SALOP. See Shrewsbury or Shropshire 
SALTASH. Ejected here was John Hickes, 
B.A. (1633—6 Oct. 1685) ; born in York- 
shire ; elder son of WiUiam Hickes ; 
educ. at Thirsk school and Trinity Coll., 
DubUn ; B.A., 4 May 1655, and Fellow, 
rector of Stoke Damarel, Devon ; per- 
petual curate of Saltash, 1660 ; ejected, 
1662 ; the Episc. Returns, 1665, report 
him as Kving at Saltash, " notoriously 
disaffected " ; removed to Kingsbridge, 
1666 ; Ucensed, 2 Apr. 1672, as " Presbyt. 
Teacher in any licensed place " ; also, 
II Apr. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher" in his 
house in Kingsbridge, Devon ; his new- 
built Meeting-house at Kingsbridge 
licensed, Sept. 1672 ; his house in Hatton 
Garden, London, licensed, Dec. 1672 ; 
Minister at Portsmouth, 1675-81 ; re- 
moved to Keynsham, Som. ; executed 
at Glastonbury for treason in the Mon- 
mouth rebelUon ; his younger brother 
was George Hickes, D.D., the Nonjuror. 
(C. D. Db. P. T.) [19, 20] 

SALTERS' HALL. The Hall of the Salters' 
Guild is in St. Swithin's Lane, Cannon 
Street. Adjoining it was the Meeting- 
house, removed in the latter part of the 
last century for the enlargement of the 
Hall. {Lo. W.) [154] 

SALVINGTON, hamlet in West Tarring 
parish. Suss. [113] 

SAMPSON, HENRY, M.D. (1629? — 23 
July 1700). ]p. Born at South Lever- 
ton, Notts ; eldest son of William 
Sampson (1590 ?-i636 ?), dramatist. His 
mother was remarried (1637) to Obadiah 
Grew, D.D. [see Grace), who taught his 

stepson at the Atherstone grammar 
school. From the Coventry grammar 
school he matric. (1646) at Pembroke 
Hall, Cambridge ; B.A., 1649/50 ; Fellow, 
1650 ; M.A., 1653. In 1650 his college 
placed him in the sequestered rectory of 
Framhngham, Suff., where, as at Coventry, 
he preached, though never ordained. 
Ejected, 1660, he continued to preach at 
Framhngham, and founded the Presby- 
terian congregation (now Unitarian). 
He studied medicine at Padua, graduated 
M.D. at Leiden (1668), and was made 
honorary fellow of the London College of 
Physicians (1680). He was a hearer of 
John Howe, M.A. [j.f.]. He was also a 
Manager (1695) of the reconstituted 
Fund. He had one son, Nathaniel {d. 
18 Apr. 1669). He hved at Clapham ; 
died on a visit to Clayworth, Notts, and 
was there buried, "next his Son." He 
projected a work to contain biographies 
of all the Ejected Ministers ; his collec- 
tions toward this were of use to Calamy 
in his Account, 1713 ; transcripts of some 
of his other papers are in the British 
Museum, and have been partly printed 
by Robert Brook Aspland in Cr., 1862. 
(C. D. Mu. P. V. Wc.) [6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 
41, 52, 56, 68, 70, 87, 106, 119, 162, 164, 
167, 168] 
SANDERS, HENRY (fl. 1690-1739). Ip. 
Calamy mentions " Mr Sanders " as 
" Minister at Oxford " in 1698. He 
appears in Evans' List as Minister (and 
resident) at Long Combe, Oxon, near 
Woodstock. The Fund voted him £8 a 
year on 6 May 1717 ; reduced, 1723, to 
£6, and paid to 1739 ; after which the 
congregation disappears. [Cm. Ev. M.) 

{fl. 1680- 1730). C. Born in Warwick- 
shire ; collateral descendant of Lawrence 
Saunders, the second of the Marian 
victims, burned at Coventry, 8 Feb. 
1554/5- Went to Oxford ; did not 
matric. ; studied at the Academy of 
John Shuttlewood, B.A. {see under John 
Shuttlewood, his son), at Sulby, North- 
ants. Imprisoned for two years at 
Warwick for preaching at Bedworth, 
Warw. ; six months later was instru- 
mental in founding (25 Jan. 1686/7) ^ 
Congregational church at Bedworth. 
He declined a call to Rothwell, Northants, 
and was ordained for Bedworth (16 N. 
1687) in the house of John Bunn [?.w.] at 
Finham. For a time (before 10 Oct. 
1693) he was under the influence of 
Richard Davis [q.v.']. From 1707 to 
1720 he preached much at Coventry. A 



Meeting-house was built for him at Bed- 
worth in 1726. He was hving in 1730. 
He educated for the ministry his sons 
John (1694 — II Apr. 1768) and Julius 
{d. 28 Jan. 1749/50) and his nephew 
Thomas {d. 21 July 1736). [The Book- 
keeper's entry " Sanders a junior " is 
clearly due to a misreading of the name 
Julius ; there was no junior Saunders 
ministering at Bedworth in 1690.] (B. 
Si. Uk.) [117, 118] 

1682-1715). ip. In 1682 was a student 
with Thomas Doolittle [?.f.]. Minister 
at Havant, Hants, in 169 1-2 ; removed 
before 31 Oct. 1692. Minister at Win- 
canton, Som., Midsummer 1699 -Mid- 
summer 1 71 2 (receiving £10 yearly from 
the Fund). Minister at Woodstock, 
Oxon, from Midsummer 1713 (receiving 
£6 from the Fund). On 7 F. lyi^js a 
sum of £^ was voted him at " New 
Wodstock in Oxfordsh^ considering his 
Extreem Necessities." Nothing further 
is known of him. Evans' List gives 
no congregation at Woodstock. Henry 
Sanders [q.v.'\ was probably a relative. 
{Du. Ev. M.) [4] 

SANDIACRE (' Sandyacre '). Ejected 
here was Joseph Moore, son of William 
Mobre, tailor, of Nottingham ; adm. 
sizar at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 29 
June 1655,- aet. 17 ; matric, 1655 ; 
B.A., 1658/9 ; rector of Sandiacre ; 
after ejectment he preached privately ; 
licensed, June 1672, as Grail Pr. Teacher, 
being of Hopton, Derb. ; also, same 
month, as Pr. Teacher in his house at 
Hopton ; his house licensed, same date, 
Pr. ; also, 22 July 1672, Pr. ; also, 10 Aug. 
1672, Pr. ; d. 25 Nov. 1684. (C. Jo. T. 
V.) [82] 

RICHARD (d. 12 July 1692). ^. Born 
at Peyhembury, near Honiton ; son of 
Lawrence Sanders. Younger brother 
of Humphrey Saunders, M.A., ejected 
from the rectory of Holsworthy, Devon, 
and of Major Saunders, a fierce parha- 
mentarian, Went to Oxford at the age 
of 16, but did not matriculate ; removed 
1642, and committed to Exeter gaol. 
Held the sequestered rectory of Kentis- 
beare, Devon ; ejected, 1660 ; rector of 
Loxbeare, Devon ; ejected, 1662. Re- 
moved to Plymtree, afterwards to Honi- 
ton. The Episc. Returns, 1665, report 
him as " a lurking wanderer & seditious 
convent . . . sometymes lurkeing in 
Tiverton, sometymes in Loxbeare, & 
other places for the like ends." The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as one 

of the preachers to 100 persons, " most of 
them Inconsiderable," at Cruwys-Mor- 
chard, Devon, " At ye house of one George 
Brooke an excomunicated person — 
every Sunday & Wednesday." Also as 
one of the preachers at CuUompton, 
" twice every Sunday," to " nigh 500 " 
persons, " cheife Abbettors are : Willm 
Sumpter, a Capt under y« late Usurper, 
Christopher Clarke, merchant, James 
HartnoU, Grocer, Anne Pulman. But 
most of ym are women & Children & men 
of noe esteeme." Also as one of two 
preachers at Uffculme to 300 persons 
"At ye house of Humphrey Boden, who 
entertaines the speakers — a constant 
Conventicle." Signed the thanks from 
Devon Ministers. Licensed, 11 Apr. 
1672, as " neare Honiton, Devoii. to be a 
Presbyt. Teacher in any allowed Place," 
also on 8 May 1672 as Pr. Teacher in a 
house at Tiverton. At this time he 
preached regularly at Tiverton, and 
again from 1687. His dwelling latterly 
was at Kentisbeare, Devon, and he was 
one of three preachers at Honiton, from 
1687, in the back-house of William Clarke, 
chandler. He was the first Moderator 
of the Devon and Cornwall Assembly, at 
Tiverton, 17 and 18 Mar. 1691. In the 
Crispian controversy he was one of the 
" New Methodists." so called, and a 
strong approver of Daniel Williams' 
"Gospel Truth," 1692. {C.Em.Mh.T. 
Wc.) [30] 

SANDWICH. Ejected here was Robert 
Webber [? of Wadham Coll., Oxford ; 
matric, 20 Feb. 1648/9 ; Fellow, 1649 ; 
B.A., 1648 (sic) ; M.A., 1650], who held 
the sequestered vicarage of St. Clement's, 
1650 ; ejected, 4660 ; some time after 
1666 he was Master of Sandwich grammar 
school ; d. 1 67 1. (C.F.K.) [57] 

SASHIELD. See Salcald 

JACOB (Sept. 1664- 1729). ]p. Born 
in Cornwall. Educated at a grammar 
school and the Academy of Matthew 
Warren [q.v.'\. Began his ministry at 
Tiverton. Ordained, i May 1688, and 
assisted Henry Flamank [^.wj at "Tavis- 
tock, where he succeeded him in 1692 
as Minister of the Abbey Chapel, and 
opened a school. In theology he was a 
Baxterian. He is the subject of one of 
the character-sketches by John Fox (10 
May 1693 — 3 S. 1747). From 1705 he 
received a grant of £(> a year for Tavis- 
tock ; reduced, 1723, to £5. {Ev. M. 
Mk.) [30] 





6 Aug. 1699) . (J, A Cromwellian soldier ; 
member of the London flock of George 
Cokayne [q.v.] ; living at Broughton 
Tower, and present at the formation 
(1669) of the Tottlebank congregation, 
which included Baptists. A chalice, 
paten, chair, table, etc., which belonged 
to him are preserved by this congrega- 
tion. He had also an interest in Tat- 
ham Fells Chapel, and a knowledge of 
Bispham. The lost paper. No. in, 
with information about these places, 
was doubtless written by him. {Nl. Wn.) 

SAY, GILES (1632—8 Apr. 1692). C. 
Born at Southampton ; of Huguenot 
descent. Ordained by presbyters, at 
Bishopstoke, Hants, as vicar of St. 
Michael's Southampton, 1652 ; ejected, 
1662. The Episc. Returns, 1669, report 
him as preaching at one of three Presby- 
terian conventicles in Southampton. 
Licensed, 2 May 1672, as " Congr. Teacher 
in his howse in Southampton." Pastor 
at Guestwick (on recommendation of 
London Ministers) from Nov. 1687 till 
death. (B. C. P. T.) [74] 

SCANDARET, JOHN (fl. 1691-3). Son 
of Stephen Scandrett [?.f.]. Received 
(1691-3) ;^io bursary as Student under 
John Ker [q.v.'] and John Short [?.«.]. 
(M.) [43] 

PHEN, M.A. (1631 ?— 8 D. 1706). ip. 
Son of a yeoman of the wardrobe to 
Charles I. Matric. as servitor at Wad- 
ham Coll., Oxford, 12 D. 1654 ; B.A., 
1656/7 ; M.A., 1659 ; incorp. at Cam- 
bridge, 1659, and made chaplain of 
Trinity Coll. ; ejected thence, 1660. He 
then became curate to Edward Eyres, 
vicar of Haverhill, Suff. Having re- 
ceived Presbyterian ordination, on the 
passing of the Uniformity Act (1662) 
he was prosecuted for preaching in the 
church and excommunicated for preach- 
ing in his own house. He preached for 
a while at Waterbeach, Cambs. The 
Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
preaching at Haverhill to " Presbyterians 
and Quakers " (he had two disputations 
with Friends) ; and at Thurlow Magna, 
Sufi., to "60 sometimes 100 " persons 
" At the house of one John Barnes & of 
Samuel Alison." Licensed, 13 May. 1672, 
as Pr. Teacher in " an outhouse of Joseph 
Alders joining to his dwelling house in 
Haverill." He remained Minister at 
Haverhill till his death. He received, 
1690-92, a grant of £(> for Haverhill from 
the Common Fund. His preaching ex- 
tended over a wide area. ' Hannerick ' 

is Haverhill. (B. C. D. E. F. M. P. T. 
Tc.) [II, 39, 43, 105] 

1702). Ip, Born in Salford, Lane. Son 
of Jeremiah Scholes, M.A. (1629 — 27 Apr. 
1685), ejected from the vicarage of 
Norton, Derb. Nephew of William 
Rathband [q.v.']. Entered Frankland's 
Academy along with John Chorlton [q.v.~\ 
on 4 Apr. 1682. Apparently he followed 
Thomas Lawton {d. 28 F. 1688/9), the 
Conforming but Puritan incumbent of 
Newton Heath Chapel, and had part use 
of the building till 1691, when his baptis- 
mal register begins. His separate ser- 
vices were apparently in a barn at 
Culcheth in Newton Heath. In 1698 a 
Meeting-house was built for him at Dob 
Lane, Failsworth, From 1697 he minis- 
tered also at Macclesfield, Ches., still 
living at Salford. From 1700, Joseph 
Heywood (d. Oct. 1729) was Scholes' 
assistant at Dob Lane, and became his 
successor, removing to Stand (171 3). 
(Gd.) [61] 

SCOFFIN, WILLIAM (1655 ?-Nov. 1732). 
Ip. Self-taught, and a good mathe- 
matician. Curate of Brothertoft, a 
chapelry in Kirton parish. Line. ; joined 
the Nonconformists, Aug. 1686. Minister 
at Sleaford, Line, for over forty years. 
Very poor, but noted for his charities. 
For Sleaford (no Minister specified) the 
Common Fund granted £8 a year (1691) ; 
reduced in 1695 to £$ a year, and not paid 
after 1696. Special grants of £^ were 
voted to him, 9 N. 1730 ; and 5 Mar. 
'^li'^l'ii in ignorance of his death ; this 
was ordered, 4 June 1733, to be paid to 
his widow or his congregation as might be 
" most expedient." Buried, 12 N. 1732. 
(D. Ev. M.) [71] 

SCOONES, JOHN. A grant of ;£20 " for 
perfecting his studies " was made by the 
Common Fund, 30 N. 1691. (M.) [57] 

SCOTCHMAN. [2, 9, 22, 80] 

SCOTLAND. [23, 80] 

SEABRIDGE, township in Stoke-upon- 
Trent parish. [98] 

SEAFORD. [115] 

SEARLE, or SERLE, JOHN, M.A. (1613- 
Oct. 1699). Ip. Of Magdalen Coll., 
Oxford ; M.A., 21 June 1634. Held (1656) 
the vicarage of Rattery, Devon. ; se- 
questered from a pluralist ; ejected, 1660 ; 
rector of Plympton St. Mary, 1660 ; 
ejected, 1662. Licensed, 30 Apr. 1672, 
as " Pr.", being of Plympton ; his house 
there hcensed, 30 Sept. 1672. Signed 
the thanks from Devon Ministers. The 
Fund granted him, 1690, £8 a year for 
Plympton ; reduced to £6 in 1695, and 



paid to Midsummer, 1669. (C. Em. F. 
M.P. T. Wc.) [31] 

SEDDON, ROBERT, M.A. (1630 ?— 21 Mar. 
1695/6). J5. Born at Outwood, parisli 
of Prestwich, Lane. From Ringley 
school, proceeded to Christ's Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; B.A., 1650/1 ; M.A., 1654 ; 
incorp. at Oxford, 11 July 1654. Lived 
in the family of John Angier (1605 — i S. 
1677) of Denton, Lane, till called to the 
ministry of Gorton Chapel, Lane. ; rector 
of Kirk Langley, Derb. ; ejected, 1662. 
The Episc. Returns, 1669, report him as 
one of the preachers to 200 to 400 persons 
at Little Ireton, Derb., in the house of 
Col. Saunders ; also to " 70 or 80 ordinary 
sort of Tradesmen " at Basford, Notts, 
in the house of John Clark, M.A., ejected 
from the vicarage of Codgrave, Notts. 
Licensed, Nov. 1672, as " Pr. Teacher of 
Langley." From 1689 he preached at 
Derby. On the death (4 July 1692) of 
John Lever [?.f.], ejected from Cockey 
Chapel, Lane., he succeeded him as 
Minister to Presbyterians of Bolton, 
Lane. By deed of gift (17 F. 1695/6) he 
presented the land on which the present 
Bank Street Chapel stands. Buried 24 
or 25 Mar. 1695/6; there is a discrepancy 
as to the exact date. (Bb. C. Nr. P. 
T.) [25, 138] 

SEDGLEY. Ejected here was Joseph 
Eccleshall, B.A. [q.v.]. [97] 

SEIMOURS COURT, Wilts. Seymour's 
Court is in Bucks. The reference here is 
to the seat of the Barons Seymour of 
Trowbridge, Wilts. [124] 

SELBY, W.R. (misplaced in N.R.). [136] 

SELLOM, THOMAS. {Bl.) [180] 

SELSTON. Ejected from this vicarage 
was Charles Jackson ? [son of George, 
merchant, of Buxton, Derb. ; admitted 
sizar at St. John'sCoU., Cambridge, 15 Nov. 
i645,aet.2i; matric, 1645]; licensed, Dec. 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in a house at Halsam, 
Notts ; afterwards conformed. (C. Jo. 
T. V.) [83] 

SEMPLE, GABRIEL, M.A. (1632 ?-Aug. 
1706). Jp, Second son of Sir Bryce 
Semple, of Cathcart. Educ. Glasgow ; 
M.A., 1653. Minister of Kirkpatrick- 
Durham, Kirkcudbrightsh., 1657 ; de- 
prived, I O. 1662. He was the earliest 
of the field preachers, and engaged in 
several risings against the government 
in Scotland. Visited Ireland and the 
North of England. Occupied for some 
time the church of Ford, Northum. 
Etal is a chapelry in Ford parish. De- 
clared a traitor, 1679. Arrested, July 
1 68 1, in Scotland ; broke his bail, and 
withdrew to England. Reinstated at 

Kirkpatrick - Durham, 25 Apr. 1689; 
translated to Jedburgh, 29 O. 1690. (Sf.) 
SEVENOAKS • (' Sevenock'). For this 
place with Westerham, five miles off, the 
Common Fund granted (1690) £$ a year ; 
not renewed, 1695. [56] 
SEYMONSFORD. [92] See Somerset 
SHAFTESBURY (' Shaffton '). From the 
rectory of St. Peter's, Shaftesbury, which 
in 1654 had been long vacant (La.), was 
ejected (1660) one Hallett, who in 1663 
was imprisoned at Dorchester (vnth four 
others) for preaching at Shaftesbury ; 
and in the Episc. Returns, 1665, is de- 
scribed as late rector of St. Peter's and 
reported as " now Resident at Helton," 
i.e. Horton, Dors. This was probably 
(though the name has been given as 
■Thomas) James Hallett, of neither univer- 
sity who in June 1672, being of Winter- 
borne Kingston, was licensed as Pr. 
Teacher ; a house at Winterborne Kings- 
ton and another at Cerne, Dors., having 
on 16 May been licensed for his services. 
(C. La. Od. T.) [34] 
merchant and M.P. In 1687 he co-oper- 
ated with Samuel Warburton and Ferdi- 
nando HoUand (all at that time members 
of the congregation of Nathaniel Vincent 
[q.v.]) in founding the Charity School in 
Gravel Lane, Southwark, for the free 
education of forty poor children. This 
was a counter-stroke to an offer of free 
education for the poor by the Jesuit 
Andrew Poulton (1654 — 5 -^-ug. 1710). 
The number of scholars was subsequently 
increased to 200. Elected a Treasurer of 
the Common Fund, 14 July 1690 ; after 
1690, only attended the first meeting in 
each of the years 169 1-2-3. Manager 
(1695) of the Congregational Fund, and 
one of its correspondents for Hampshire. 
Member of the -Congregational church at 
Three Cranes, Fruiterers' Alley, _Thames 
Street, under Thomas Gouge {see Gouge, 
Robert) ; he procured (1697) the dis- 
missal of Joseph Jacob [q.v.] from a 
weekly lectureship in Gouge's Meeting- 

His son, Arthur Shallett, Q,, was 
assistant to Thomas Mitchell {d. 9 Jan. 
1720/1) at Stepney from 5 N. 1708 ; on 
4 D. 1 71 8 he resigned, to take effect 25 
Mar. 1 719, and left the ministry. In 
1 7 15 he was Uving " at M" Shallet's in 
Clapham." [Cf. Co. Ev. M. W. We.) [162] 
SHANGHBROOK. [33] See Devonshire 
SHARP, THOMAS, M.A. (30 Oct. 1634- 
27 Aug. 1693). IP. Born at Horton 
Hall, Little Horton, in Bradford parish. 



W.R. Eldest son of John Sharp. Cousin 
to John Sharp (1646-1714), archbishop 
of York from 1691. Matric. sizar at 
Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1649 ; Tillotson 
was one of his tutors ; B. A. ,1653; Fellow; 
M.A., 1657 ; episcopally ordained, 1660. 
Began his ministry at Peterborough ; re- 
turned to Yorkshire, 1660, and held for a 
short time the rectory (donative) of Adel, 
West Riding, sequestered from a pluralist; 
ejected, 1660. Retired to Little Horton 
for study. Licensed, 20 Apr. 1672, as 
" Presb. Teacher in his howse in Leeds " ; 
corrected in another entry to Horton ; 
he had asked for a licence to preach in the 
School-house in Leeds town-end. He 
preached also at Morley, West Riding, in 
1673. In 1678 he succeeded Richard 
Stretton [q.v.] as Minister of Mill Hill 
Chapel, Leeds (erected 1672), but con- 
tinued to reside at Horton HaU. [The 
Book-keeper's spelling of God, without 
a capital, is conformable to the usage of 
Philip Henry and Oliver Heywood in 
their diaries.] (C. My. P. T. V. Wc. Wl. 
Y.) [129] 

SHAW, JOSEPH {bur. 3 Sept. 1691). Ip. 
Vicar of Worsbrough, West Riding ; 
ejected. Tutor (till 1671) to William 
and Godfrey, sons of William Bosvile, 
J. P. of Gunthwaite, parish of Penistone, 
West Riding. Licensed, 9 D. 1672, as 
" Pr. Teacher at the house of W™ 
Kookby," i.e. Rookby, properly Rokeby, 
whose two houses were licensed, same 
date, for Presbyterian worship, one at 
Acknorth, i.e. Ackworth, West Riding, 
another at Shellore, i.e. Skellow Grange, 
West Riding. (William Rokeby's house, 
Skellow Grange, was certified for Noncon- 
formist worship, April 1699.) He after- 
wards " preached at a place about six 
miles west of Hull," i.e. Swanland, East 
Riding. The Common Fund voted him 
£-i a year from Midsummer 1690. Oliver 
Hejrwood's Vellum Book enters his burial 
" at Woosper [i.e. Worsbrough] near 
Barnsly Sept. 3, '91, had preacht at 

near Hull." (C. F. Ht. M. Nr. P. 

T. Y.) [131, 138] 

SHAW, SAMUEL, B.A. (1635—22 Jan. 
1696/7). Born at Repton, Derb. Son 
of Thomas Shaw, blacksmith. From 
Repton grammar school admitted sizar 
at St. John's Coll., Cambridge, 23 D. 
1650, aged 15 ; matric, 1651 ; B.A., 
1655/6. Usher in Tamworth grammar 
school (1656) ; removed to Moseley, Wore. 
Ordained by Wirksworth Classis, 12 Jan. 
1657/8, as rector of Long Whatton, Leic, 
a sequestered living ; ejected, 1661. He 
had been a signatory (1659) of the protest 

against the royalist plans of Sir George 
Booth. Removed to Cotes-de-Val, near 
Loughborough, and preached in his own 
house. In i666, removed to Ashby-de- 
la-Zouch, Leic, and became (1668) 
master of the grammar school. The 
Common Fund paid him (1690-91) £^ a 
year for Ashby-de-la-Zouch. (C. t>s. Jo. 
M. P. V. Wc.) [67] 
(fl. 1662-1715 ?). d. Schoolmaster at 
Cardiff, Glam., and preacher ; ejected, 
1662. Licensed, 22 July 1672, as " Pr. 
Teacher " in his house at Marshfield, 
Glou. Probably the influence of James 
Forbes [g.v.} made him Congregational. 
He remained Minister at Marshfield till 
his death (in or soon after 1715), but 
received (5 O. 1713) a grant of ;^io from 
the Fund as being " past Service " ; also 
(4 O. 1714) a grant of ;£io. One of his 
colleagues was Josiah Hort [?.«.], who 
had been a fellow-student with his son. 
(C. Ev. M. Mh. P. T.) [44] 
SHEELES. [79] See Northumberland 
SHEEPSTOR (' Shepistor '). [30] 
SHEFFIELD (' Shefield '). [129, 130, 131, 
134] Ejected here were (i) Matthew 
Bloome (6. at Brotherton, W.R.), of 
Magdalene Coll., Cambridge ; matric. 
sizar, 1650 ; Minister of AttercUffe 
Chapel, near Shefiield ; curate to James 
Fisher ; ejected, 1662 ; became a malt- 
ster ; preaching at two conventicles in 
Sheffield parish, 1669 ; Ucensed, 29 May 
1672, as Pr. Teacher in a house at Atter- 
cUffe ; his own house at Attercliife 
licensed, Nov. 1672, Pr. ; joined Row- 
land Hancock, 28 July 1676, in gathering 
a Congregational church, which broke in 
i68r ; Bloome fitted a barn in AttercHffe 
as Meeting-place for his section ; d. 13 Apr. 
1686. (C. Ma. T. V.) (2) James Fisher, 
probably of Magdalene Coll., Cambridge ; 
matric. sizar, 1622 ; B.A., 1625/6 ; M.A., 
1629 ; ministered in London ; vicar of 
Sheffield ; ejected, 1662 ; Congrega- 
tional ; d. Jan. 1665/6. (C. Ma. V.) 
(3) Rowland Hancock ; held the se- 
questered vicarage of Ecclesfield, W.R, ; 
ejected, 1660 ; schoolmaster in Sheffield, 
1661 ; curate to James Fisher, 22 Apr. 
1661 ; ejected, 1662 ; preaching at 
Sheffield, 1669 ; Ucensed, June 1672, as 
Pr. Teacher in his own house, ShiercUffe 
Hall, Sheffield ; his house licensed, same 
date, as Pr. Meeting - place ; joined 
Matthew Bloome, as above, in gathering 
a Congregational church ; when this 
broke in 1681, Hancock preached in a 
private house at AttercUffe ; d. 14 Apr. 
1685. (C. Ma.) (4) Edward Prime [q.v.\ 



SHEFFIELD, JOHN (1654 ?— 24 Jan. 
1725/6). 1I>. Son of William Sheffield, 
M.A. {d. 1673), ejected (1662) from the 
rectory of Ibstock, Leic. Passed through 
Kibworth grammar school, and left busi- 
ness to enter the Academy at Sulby, 
Northants, of John Shuttlewood, B.A. 
(see under his son, John Shuttlewood). 
Ordained by presbyters, 27 S. 1682. 
Chaplain to M^s Palmer at Temple Hall 
iq.v.'], where a Meeting-house was built 
for him (1689 ?), since turned into cottages. 
A grant (1690) of £^ a year from the 
Common Fund was made to Sheffield for 
Appleby, Leic. ; later (1691) a grant of £& 
was made to the place. Sheffield, who 
preached there two Sundays in the month, 
was to have £n of this so long as he did 
so. [This arrangement lasted till 1703 ; 
in 1704 Edward Boucher became Minister 
at Appleby.] Preached also at Ather- 
stone, Warw. Succeeded (1697) Nath- 
aniel Vincent [q.v.'] at St. Thomas Street, 
Southwark. Elected a Fund Manager, 
5 O. 1697. Friend of John Locke. Non- 
subscriber at Salters' Hall (1719) ; a 
Baxterian in sentiment. (D. Ev. M. W. 
We.) [66, 67] 

DANIEL, M.A. (i Jan. 1636/7 — 22 Oct. 
1699). Ip. Born at Crich, Derb. Son 
of Thomas Shelmerdine, then its vicar ; 
ejected afterwards from the rectory of 
Matlock, Derb. From Repton grammar 
school admitted pensioner at Christ's 
Coll., Cambridge, 22 May 1652, aged 16; 
matric, 1652 ; B.A., 1655/6 ; M.A., 
1659. Ord., 20 May 1657, by Wirksworth 
Classis, of which his father was a member. 
Chaplain to Col. Grevis, of Moseley, 
Wore. Held the vicarage of Barrow-upon- 
Trent, Derb., with its chapelry of Twy- 
ford ; ejected, 1662. He rented a farm 
at Twyford and was several times im- 
prisoned for conventicling. The Episc. 
Returns, 1669, report him as preaching 
to Presbyterians at Matlock, Derb., in 
" the house of Robert Cliffe (a soldier 
under Lambert) " ; also as one of the 
Lord's Day preachers at the house of Col. 
Saunders, Little Ireton ; and as one of 
the preachers to a great Meeting of 
" Presbyterians & Anabaptists " at 
several houses in Burton-on-Trent, Staff. 
Licensed, 25 July 1672, as Pr. Teacher in 
his house at Twyford. Died at Findern, 
Derb. (C. Cp. P. T. V.) [25, 26] 


SHENSTONE (' Shenston '). Ejected here 
were (i) Gamaliel Dunstall, who migrated 
from Oxford to Peterhouse, Cambridge, 
in 1651 ; B.A., 1653 ; he afterwards 

conformed. (C. V.) (2) WilUam Grace, 
M.A. [?.f.]. [96, 97] 

SHEPISTOR. [30] See Devonshire 

(d. 1699). C. [One of these names, 
M.A., Cantab, 1632 ; another, M.A., 
Cantab, 1656.] Rector of Tilbrook, 
Beds ; conformed for many years. Re- 
signing (1689 ?), he became pastor at 
Oundle, Northants. The Common Fund 
granted (1691-3) £6 a year for Hunting- 
don Lecture, not naming Shepherd. He 
was one of the witnesses against Richard 
Davis [q.v.] at Kettering in 1692. In 
1695-6 he received £S a year for North- 
ampton. He succeeded 'Thomas Milway 
[q.v.'] as Minister at Ketteiing (1697), 
and was buried there on 21 Mar. 1698/9. 
(C. Cn. Gl. M. P. V.) [53, 76] 

SHEPTON MALLET. Ejected here was 
David Calderwood. [91] 

SHERBORNE CSherbourn'). Ejected 
here were (i) Francis Bampfylde or 
Bampfield, of Wadham Coll., Oxford ; 
matric, 16 May 1634, aged 18 ; B.A., 
1635 ; M.A., 1638 ; rector of Rampis- 
ham, Dors., 1640 ; canon of Exeter, 
1641-1646/7 ; vicar of Sherborne, 1653 ; 
ejected, 1662 ; he shares with Richard 
Baxter the distinction of being licensed 
(29 June 1672) simply as '' a Noncon- 
forming Minister to teach in any licensed 
place " (this licence is the only known 
one on parchment) ; after many changes 
he became a Seventh-Day Baptist ; d. in 
Newgate prison, 16 Feb. 1683/4. {C- D. 
F. T.) (2) Humphrey PhiUips, M.A. 
[q.v.]. [34] 

SHERIFF HALES ('Sherifihayles'), Shrop. 
and Staff. [16, 88] 

1696). IP. Born at Plymouth ; son of 
a clergyman. Matric. at Corpus Christi 
Coll., Oxford, 20 Mar. 1650/1 ; demy, 
Magdalen Coll,, 1653-60 ; B.A., 1654 ; 
M.A., 1657; chaplain, 1660-61. Episco- 
pally ordained. There is no statement 
of his ejection ; he appears to have left 
Oxford (1661) for his estate at Plymouth, 
where he entered on a Nonconformist 
ministry ; his register of baptisms and 
a few marriages begins in Sept. 1662, 
and extends to (at least) March 1686/7. 
The Episc. Returns, 1665, report him as 
a Nonconformist at Plymouth, " Episco- 
pally Ordayned as hesaith, But notoriously 
disaffected to y Church of England in her 
discipline, and two years since endited at 
Y" Towne Hall for a disturbance made 
by him at a funerall whiles the Comon 
Prayer was read." Hence he was ar- 
rested, 6 O. 1665, kept in close prison. 



and not released till 30 Mar. 1666 on his 
bond to leave Plymouth within 48 hours. 
Licensed, 11 Apr. 1672, as a " Presb. 
Grail Teacher " at Plymouth. He main- 
tained his Plymouth congregation till his 
death, assisted latterly by Byfield, and 
was succeeded (1698) by John Enty 
(1675? — 26 N. 1743), for whom the Batter 
Street Meeting-house (subsequently Con- 
gregational) was built in 1708. {D. 
(under Enty) F. Mh. P. T.) [31] 

SHERWOOD. JOSEPH, B.A. (1629 ?- 
I7°5 ')• Born at Truro. Son of Joseph 
Sherwood, M.A., vicar of St. Hilary, Corn., 
1627. From Plymouth grammar school 
admitted pensioner at Christ's Coll., 
Cambridge, 6 July 1647, aged 18; matric, 
1647 ; B.A., 1650. Ejected (1662) from 
the vicarage of St. Hilary, Corn. Re- 
sided at St. Ives till death, and preached 
regularly there and at Penzance alter- 
nately every Lord's-day, besides lectures 
on the weekdays. The Episc. Returns, 
1665, report that " M' Joseph Shea- 
wood elected out of St. Hilary for 
inconformity lives usually in y" parish 
of St. Earth [St. Erth] in y<= Quality of 
a husbandman he was lately imprisoned 
for presuming to preach publiquely in 
ye Church ther